Holy Basil (known as Ocimum Tenuiflorum or Ocimum Sanctum) or Tulsi, is an adaptogenic herb native to India (1, 2).
Holy Basil Benefits
Holy Basil Mode of Action
Holy Basil has been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic philosophy for more than 3000 years. The Hindi name for Holy Basil is Tulsi. Both the leaves and their extracts from the Holy Basil plant (Ocimum sanctum) are bioactive.
Holy Basil is an adaptogen (3). Adaptogens modify the stress response by increasing the ability of the mind and body to adapt. They mediate the adaptive stress response at a cellular level of communication and can act as regulators of stability within the body (4).
Holy Basil Dosage
Pure Nootropics’ Holy Basil Capsules contain 225 mg of Organic Holy Basil Leaf (Ocimum sanctum) and Holy Basil Leaf Extract (2% Ursolic Acid) per 1 capsule. Suggested use for adults is 1 to 2 capsules by mouth daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking any medications, please consult with your healthcare practitioner before beginning supplementation with Holy Basil. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
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• Mood and stress support*
Cohen, Marc Maurice. “Tulsi – Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons.” Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine vol. 5,4 (2014): 251-9. doi:10.4103/0975-9476.146554
• Promotes immune system function*
Mondal, S, et al. “Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial for Immunomodulatory Effects of Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum Linn.) Leaf Extract on Healthy Volunteers.” J Ethnopharmacol, vol. 136, no. 3, 14 July 2011, pp. 452–6., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.05.012.
1. “Holy Basil.” Examine.com, published Feb 6, 2015. Last updated Jun 14, 2018. https://examine.com/supplements/holy-basil/.
2. Jamshidi, Negar, and Marc M Cohen. “The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Tulsi in Humans: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2017 (2017): 9217567. doi:10.1155/2017/9217567
3. “Holy Basil.” Food, Herbs & Supplements. https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=1101.
4. Panossian, Alexander. “Understanding Adaptogenic Activity: Specificity of the Pharmacological Action of Adaptogens and Other Phytochemicals.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, no. Phytochemicals in Food, nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/nyas.13399.