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Holy Basil

Ocimum sanctum

In the "Charaka Samhita" the consummate text on Ayurveda written around 1000 BC, Holy Basil is described as “the incomparable one” and is considered to be an incarnation of Tulasi or Vrindavani, a consort of Lord Vishnu. It is considered a symbol of fidelity and helpful in attaining spiritual enlightenment. It has been used to support a healthy response to stress, maintain blood sugar levels within a normal range, promote longevity, nourish the mind and elevate the spirit. Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) exhibits impressive adaptogenic activity. Helping the body adapt to stresses of various kinds, this plant has a normalizing, broad-spectrum action that maintain homeostasis.

What is Holy Basil Used For?

As a rasayana and adaptogen, Holy Basil maintains equilibrium among biochemicals associated with the stress system in the body. Ursolic, Rosmarinic acids and Eugenol have all shown antioxidant activity and support normal levels of inflammation. Further research is needed to fully determine the exact biochemical activity found in this plant.

Highlights

Traditional Health Benefits of Holy Basil

Stress Support
Stress Support
Immune Support
Immune Support
Brain & Cognitive Support
Brain & Cognitive Support
Foundational Support
Foundational Support
Glycemic Support
Glycemic Support
Digestive Support
Digestive Support

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