Holy Basil another top recommended product by our providers–
- Adaptogen — aids in responding to various stressors, balancing adrenal function, cortisol release and immunity
- Radiation protection
- May improve lipid balance
- May help improve blood sugar
Holy basil also known as tulsi is an herb native to India. It is regarded as one of the most important plants used in Ayurvedic medicine and has been cultivated for years.
Holy basil is reported to help balance the body’s stress response by affecting cortisol production in the adrenals. Holy basil as also been reported to aid in reducing the effects of long term stress, promote wound healing, lower blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes, slow age-related memory impairment and lower cholesterol (Gupta et al., 2002).
Holy basil extracts are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to decrease lipid peroxidation, which improves cholesterol levels.
For more information on Holy basil and products that can help you support stress and your adrenals talk with with on of our Functional Medicine Providers today.
Gupta, S. K.. Prakash, J., and Srivastava, S. Validation of traditional claim of Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum Linn, as a medicinal plan. Indian J Exp Bio. 2002; 40(7):765-773
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