Though related to the basil we use in cooking, Holy Basil has different medicinal properties. Ocimum tenuiflorum (also known as Ocimum sanctum, tulsi or holy basil) is a medicinal plant with a long history of traditional use in India and in Ayurvedic medicine. Traditionally, holy basil was used to treat everything from malaria, diarrhea, and dysentery, to skin diseases, joint inflammation, painful eye diseases, chronic fever and insect bites. This is likely due to Holy basil’s numerous active constituents including tannins, phenolic compounds and flavonoids which are responsible for its antifungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, analgesic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, and cellular protective activities.
Today, Holy basil is mainly used as an adaptogen as it has been reported to induce relaxation, promote a feeling of calm and reduce stress and moodiness. It has also been shown to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol in diabetic subjects, and animal studies have shown reductions in cortisol, the stress hormone.
- Reduces anxiety & supports blood sugar balance
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and pain-relieving
- Clinically researched dose
Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily with or without food or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Holy Basil 10:1 leaf extract: 500 mg
Non-Medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, maltodextrin, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.