Herbs have long been used to optimize our overall health and well-being. Holy Basil is not an exception. Considered one of the most sacred plants in India, this leafy green plant is an adaptogen to counter life’s stresses, playing a supportive role in boosting our health.

History

For over 3,000 years in India, Holy Basil has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes in Ayurveda, and have been used for its healing properties as a result. This herb gained its reputation through Hindu mythology where it’s believed to be an incarnation of the goddess Tulsi, offering divine protection.

Properties

Holy Basil is a powerful antioxidant with demonstrated anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. A variety of active compounds can be found, including vitamins, and minerals that may influence important body processes which elevate both mood and spirit. Holy Basil is rich in antioxidants, defending the body and help protect both organs and tissues against chemical stress from toxins.
Studies have found that Holy Basil contains compounds called ocimumosides and ocimarin, that have anti-stress properties. Another compound, eugenol, that has been reputable for combating many skin disorders is also present. Holy basil contains other therapeutic components, including camphor, flavonoids and various terpenes. These compounds deliver a number of health benefits and can help support skin, respiratory and cardiovascular health.

Benefits of Holy Basil

Multiple scientific studies have found that supplementation with holy basil has decreased stress hormone levels, in particular, corticosterone, and have been associated to improve mental clarity and memory. While holy basil has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties, other benefits include decreased inflammation, headaches, and fever. Holy Basil can also positively reduce the risk of age-related mental disorders.

Who should use HOLY BASIL Alive?

We use the ancient art of fermentation with our unique kefir-kombucha process to enhance and activate our herbs. Active herbs increase the potency, which then become much more bio-available to the body. A well-regarded herb in ancient Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil is highly prized for its many benefits to the mind, body, and spirit, including emotional well-being and stress. We use our unique fermentation process to create a highly active, highly bioavailable form of HOLY BASIL Alive with added organic Lemon Balm to provide synergistic support for the nervous system with a targeted calming effect on the vagus nerve which is directly connected to the digestive system.

How to Use

Start with one capsule of HOLY BASIL Alive fermented supplements a day for a week. You may increase to two capsules a day If needed.

References:

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Bast, Felix; Pooja Rani; Devendra Meena (2014). “Chloroplast DNA Phylogeography of Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) in Indian Subcontinent”. The Scientific World Journal.

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