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Holy Basil

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Description

Holy Basil, Sacred Basil

Ensures rapid control of upper respiratory tract infections

General information:

Holy Basil is one of the most revered plants in India. In Ayurveda, it is often said to be the ‘elixir of life’. A sacred plant in Hinduism Tulsi means ‘the incomparable one in Sanskrit’. In Ayurvedic tradition, Tulasi is used to support the normal respiratory function, promote good health and longevity.

Holy Basil is grown all over India, in houses, gardens and temples.
Therapeutic constituents:

The major components of the essential oil of Holy Basil are eugenol, carvacrol, nerol and eugenol methylether, which give the plant its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Ursolic acid, isolated from the leaves, is an expectorant, which relieves respiratory disorders.
Key therapeutic benefits:

Holy Basil is extremely effective in curing nearly all types of respiratory disorders, including chronic and acute bronchitis.
The herb is an antioxidant and contains vitamin C, which is helpful in lowering stress levels.

Tulasi (Holy Basil)

Tulasi (Holy Basil/Ocimum sanctum) is a sacred plant in Hinduism. In Sanskrit, Tulasi means ‘the incomparable one’. In the Ayurvedic tradition, Holy Basil is used to support normal respiratory function, promote optimal health and longevity.

Researchers at the Faculty of Science at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India, reported that Holy Basil has antioxidant properties and supports the body’s natural response to oxidative stress. According to the report, the herb also supports the body’s normal lipid and protein oxidation levels and is an antioxidant (Journal of Medicinal Food. September 2007, 10(3):495-502).

Scientists at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, found that the constituents in Holy Basil maintain normal levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Further, they reported that the constituents of the herb are supportive of normal blood sugar levels (Journal of Natural Products. September 2007, 70(9):1410-6).

Holy Basil is grown all over India, in houses, gardens and temples.

Active constituents:

Ursolic acid, isolated from Holy Basil leaves, protects the mast cell membrane by preventing granulation and reducing the release of histamine. The ethanolic extract and volatile oil from the fresh leaves and the fixed oil from the seeds possess anti-asthmatic properties.

The ethanol extract from the leaves shows a hepatoprotective effect against drug-induced liver damage. The plant extract exhibits anti-ulcerogenic actions.

Functions:

Respiratory support: Holy Basil is very effective in the management of various respiratory disorders including chronic and acute bronchitis. The immunomodulatory, antitussive and expectorant properties of Holy Basil help in treating cough. With its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal activities, Holy Basil helps in the management of respiratory infections. It relieves respiratory congestion due to the presence of components like camphene, eugenol and cineole in its essential oils. Holy Basil’s anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties help in treating allergic respiratory disorders.

Antistress: Holy Basil increases the capacity to cope, adapt to challenging environments and affords significant protection against stress. Experimental studies have shown that Holy Basil extract reduces noise-induced stress.

Antioxidant: Holy Basil is a powerful antioxidant which scavenges free radicals and can regenerate liver tissue.

Immunomodulatory effect: The extracts of Holy Basil stimulate cell-mediated immunity and humoral immunity.

Antimicrobial effect: Holy Basil extracts are effective against both positive and gram negative bacterial strains.

Indications:

Upper respiratory tract disorders

  • Productive & dry cough
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • As a supportive therapy for chronic lung diseases
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma and bronchitis

Contraindications:

None

Recommended dose:

Capsule:

Adults: One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician

(Children may find it difficult to swallow capsules. Hence, Pure Herbs capsules are recommended for children ages 14 years and above.)

Composition

Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Holy Basil

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem without consulting your doctor.