Holy Basil/Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Holy Basil / Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is a very important herb in the Ayurvedic system. It is grown in temple gardens and in household gardens in India. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means "the incomparable one." In Ayurveda, it is in the Rasayana "tonic" category of herbs, supporting good health and normal function of the whole body.
The leaf contains several active constituents, including ursolic acid, oleanolic acid and eugenol. Ursolic acid is most commonly used as the marker for potency in herbal extracts. Holy Basil leaf extract functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. It does this by regulating the body’s production of the stress hormone, cortisol. By helping the body to cope with stress, Holy Basil also supports the immune system. Also, the herb has been found to support normal blood sugar levels.
- Functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress
- Supports the immune system
- Supports normal blood sugar levels
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules daily, or as recommended by your health care professional.