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Ocimum sanctum – 20:1 concentrate

Ocimum sanctum, also known as Tulsi and Holy Basil, is the Queen of Herbs. This medicinal plant found in India is considered sacred by the Hindus for its legendary healing properties. Its Sanskrit name, Tulsi, means “incomparable one.”

Used for thousands of years, Ocimum sanctum is prevalent in ancient Greek and Unani systems of holistic health as well as Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used as an adaptogen that balances different processes in the body and helps the body adapt to life’s stresses. It is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of elixir of life and believed to promote longevity. Hundreds of scientific studies have established a basis for therapeutic uses of this plant.

Ocimum sanctum interacts with the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous, renal, and integumentary body systems. Today, it’s generally recognized that it supports issues related to cardiovascular disease, immunity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, psychological stress, and neurocognition. There is good reason to believe that a whole healthy lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Ocimum sanctum as a health supplement.

Ayurvedic and other traditional medicine systems suggest Ocimum sanctum may support:

  • Reduced anxiety/stress
  • Healthy immune system
  • Healthy respiratory function
  • Healthy heart function
  • Healthy brain
  • Healthy nervous system

Serving Suggestion

Instructions: Add 1/4 teaspoon of extract to 8oz of near boiling water, a cup of juice, a gut health smoothie, or a stress relief smoothie. Mix until dissolved. Drink 1-5 servings a day.

Additional Information

Traditional Uses >

The information herein is intended for educational purposes only. This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care. The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency. Not intended to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or curing of any medical condition. Consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal supplement.

In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi, Holy Basil) is believed to help manage and treat a variety of ailments and diseases. It has been recommended for the treatment of bronchitis, bronchial asthma, malaria, diarrhea, dysentery, skin diseases, arthritis, painful eye diseases, chronic fever, insect bites, ringworm, and verminois. It has also been suggested to have anti-fertility, anticancer, anti-diabetic, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antiemetic, antispasmodic, analgesic, adaptogenic, and diaphoretic actions.

Other Names >

Ajaka, Albahaca Santa, Bai Gkaprow, Baranda, Basilic Indien, Basilic Sacrè, Basilic Sacrè Pourpre, Basilic Saint, Brinda, Green Holy Basil, Holy Basil, Hot Basil, Indian Basil, Kala Tulsi, Kemangen, Krishna Tulasi, Krishna Tulsi, Manjari, Ocimum Sanctum, Ocimum Tenuiflorum, Parnasa, Patrapuspha, Rama Tulsi, Red Holy Basil, Sacred Basil, Sacred Purple Basil, Shyama Tulsi, Sri Tulasi, Suvasa Tulasi, Tulasi, Tulsi, Tulsi Patra

Phytochemicals >

Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi, Holy Basil) standardization has thus far eluded modern science. The complexity of its photochemistry helps explain the diversity of its benefits. Major constituents include eugenol, euginal, urosolic acid, carvacrol, linalool, limatrol, limocene, caryophyllene, estragol, sitosterol, b-stigmsterol, anthocyans, xylose, polysaccharides, saponins, flavonoids, triterpenoids, tannins, urosolic acid, chlorgenic acid, vllinin acid, caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, palmitic acid, propanoic acid, linoleic acid, apigenin, cirsimaritin, isothymusin, isothymonin, orientin, vanillin, and vicenin.

Possible Side Effects >

Ocimum sanctum may temporarily reduce fertility. If pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your physician before using any herbal supplement.