Studies have shown Potential Benefits:
Powerful Adaptogen boosts immune, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, relieves stress, anxiety, balances hormones & improves cognitive function.
Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been administered for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions.
For over three thousand years, Holy Basil has been considered one of India’s most compelling sacred herbs. It’s also known as Tulsi or “The Incomparable One” Holy Basil is classified as “Rasayana,” an herb that nourishes a person’s growth to health while promoting long life. Holy Basil is an Adaptogen with Antioxidant, neuroprotective, stress reducing and helps to protect against the damaging effect of ionizing radiation.
Benefits: Powerful Adaptogen that boosts immune, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, calming, relieves stress & anxiety, balances hormones (reduces cortisol) & improves cognitive function
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/ – A review of 133 studies. Daily consumption of holy basil (Tulsi) is likened to liquid yoga. Scientific studies have shown it to possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic, anti-stress, and immunomodulatory activities.
Calming, clarity, relieving stress, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammation (pain relief) Holy Basil, (Tulsi )has been found to protect organs and tissues against chemical stress from industrial pollutants and heavy metals, and physical stress from prolonged physical exertion, ischemia, physical restraint and exposure to cold and excessive noise. Tulsi has also been shown to counter metabolic stress through normalization of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels, and psychological stress through positive effects on memory and cognitive function and through its anxiolytic anti-depressant properties. “Journal of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine” 2014
Holy Basil is used to strengthen the respiratory system. It is one of the main herbs for coughs and colds, especially asthma and bronchitis.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18492147/ – Anti-microbial, skin acne
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8880292/ – A randomized placebo-controlled, single blind trial of Holy Basil in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. (anti-diabetic) This study indicates that Holy Basil can be a useful adjunct for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23682780/ – Anti-cancer – Prevention & treatment of cancer
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27072205/ – Helps protect the body from radiation poisoning & helps heal damage from radiation treatment. “2016 Journal of Cancer Research & Therapeutics”
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01635581.2013.785012 – Holy basil leaves and extracts from other plants, proves to be nontoxic, easily available and have proven anticancer properties. “Nutrition & Cancer Journal”
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21977056/ – Relieving stress – double blind placebo controlled study
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28400848/ – Efficacy & Safety of Holy Basil – Systematic review in the literature. All studies reported favorable clinical outcomes with no studies reporting any significant adverse events. The reviewed studies reinforce traditional uses and suggest Holy Basil (tulsi) is an effective treatment for lifestyle-related chronic diseases including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and psychological stress.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19253862/ Holy Basil reduced stress and anxiety, The trial showed Holy Basil reduced generalized anxiety disorders and its correlated stress and depression.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21812651/ – Improved cognition in rats with experimentally induced dementia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5376420/ – A systematic review of 99 studies with Holy Basil. The reviewed studies reinforce tulsi is an effective treatment for lifestyle-related chronic diseases including diabetes, metabolic syndrome,(heart tonic) and psychological stress. Tulsi has been the subject of numerous scientific studies and its pharmacological and wide range of therapeutic applications are the subject of more than one hundred publications during the last decade alone. Numerous in vitro and animal studies attest to tulsi leaf having potent pharmacological actions that include adaptogenic, metabolic, immunomodulatory, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, radioprotective, antimicrobial, and antidiabetic effects that have been extensively reviewed previously
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3185238/ – Relieving stress
https://www.pharexmedics.com/studies/efficacy-of-an-extract-of-ocimum-tenuiflorum-holy-basil-in-the-management-of-general-stress-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study – stress management
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11129737/ – One of the compounds in Holy Basil is Ursolic acid (a triterpenoid) which has been shown in studies to induce apoptosis (death) in cancer cells
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10782484/ – anti-inflammatory, Pain-Relief (COX-2 inhibitation) The activities of compounds were comparable to ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12597545/ – Holy Basil tea promotes even circulation & helps normalize blood pressure
http://www.webmedcentral.com/article_view/1046 – Bio-pharmacological activities of Holy Basil (Tulsi) (Ocimum sanctum)
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26899341/ – Effective in the management of stress effects, and anti-stress activity could be due to inhibition of cortisol release
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26571987/ – In a placebo-controlled study, healthy adults who took Holy Basil daily had significant improvements over 30 days in cognitive function, cortisol levels, reaction time and error rates in tests and reduced anxiety.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21619917/ – Double-blinded randomized controlled trial for Immunomodulatory Effects of Tulsi (Holy Basil) (Ocimum santum) on Healthy Volunteers. Holy Basil taken over a month daily improved immune system
activity with significantly enhanced levels of interferon-y, IL-4, T-helper cells and NK cells compared to those who received a placebo.