HOLY BASIL EXTRACT 745mg. ANTIBACTERIAL,
NATURAL CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION,
Manufactured For Private Label Nutrition
Made in USA
2 Bottles 120 Capsules
What is Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Tulsi, also called Holy Basil, is among the most sacred plants in India and is regarded as “The Queen of the Herbs” for its restorative and spiritual properties. Tulsi (also spelled Tulasi or Thulasi) has been used for thousands of years to support a healthy response to stress, natural detoxification, increase stamina, endurance and energy and restore balance and harmony. Our Tulsi teas are not only delicious and organic, they are nature’s perfect rejuvenative. Modern research has classified Tulsi as an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens have been shown to support the body’s healthy reactions to stress. Adaptogenic herbs have been used in the Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years to promote and maintain wellness. Many adaptogenic herbs have been referred to by herbalists as rejuvenative herbs, qi tonic herbs, rasayanas or restorative herbs. They help the body adapt to environmental, physical and emotional stressors, support normal functions and restore balance. For more than 5,000 years, Tulsi (Often referred to as Holy Basil) has been revered as some of the sacred herbs in India, infused with restorative power. Hindus view Tulsi as a goddess (a manifestation of Lakshmi) in the form of a plant bestowed with great spiritual powers. According to legend, no amount of gold could outweigh Krishna’s power, but a single Tulsi leaf placed on the pan in loving devotion tilted that scale. In India today, Tulsi is still traditionally grown in an earthenware pot in every family home or garden and the leaves are used to make a delicious and refreshing tea.
Relieve Anxiety and Stress Naturally
Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a member of the mint, or Labiatae, family. Though it is closely related to the sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) incessantly used in cooking, holy basil has a much richer history. The plant, which is native to tropical Asia, is now found in most tropical parts of the world. It has only recently gained popularity in the United States although it has been grown in India for more than 3,000 years. Often referred to as “Tulsi” or “The Incomparable One,” holy basil is among the most sacred plants in India. In Hindu mythology, Tulsi symbolizes the goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu, who is among the religion’s most important deities. The herb has been valued for centuries as a result of its benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. But At the same time as its history is deeply rooted in religion and mythology, it has also been used in several ancient systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Greek, Roman, and Siddha for thousands of years. Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with demonstrated antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, holy basil has been used for variety of conditions – everything from the common cold to bronchitis to fever to certain digestive complaints, including ulcers. The most compelling data, on the other hand, suggests that holy basil possesses its greatest potential in the areas of stress relief and relaxation. And in the fast paced world in which we live, these findings may prove to be extremely significant.
So, what exactly is stress? What happens to my body during stress?
Stress is a normal and natural part of everyday life. Stress occurs when the demands placed upon us exceed our body’s ability to cope. The body’s response to stress, steadily referred to as the “flight-or-fight” response, occurs automatically at these times. The adrenal glands release stress hormones, including cortisol, adrenaline and corticosterone, which give you a boost of energy and strength to “fight” or “flee.” This makes sense when faced with a physical threat, but this same response also helps you deal with a more subtle, but equally stressful psychological or emotional demand. For example, this energy boost can enhance your focus helping you to perform optimally at work or improve mental clarity allowing you to quickly deal with a conflict at home. So in this sense, some stress (and our body’s response to it) is good for you – it helps us respond in emergencies. When the stressful situation has passed, the hormone levels naturally decline. It’s when stress becomes chronic, or on-going, that it can create problems. Stress hormones have other, not-so-obvious effects. They play a role in metabolism, inflammation, and immune system responses. So when our body is continually stressed, that is, continually bombarded by high levels of cortisol and corticosterone, our digestive function can become impaired – leading to increased appetite and weight gain, our nervous system can be damaged – leading to anxiety or depression, and our immune system can be suppressed – leading to sickness or even autoimmune problems.
How does holy basil combat stress?
Holy basil functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Adaptogenic herbs do not alter mood, but rather, they help the body function optimally during times of stress. Multiple scientific studies examining this property of Ocimum sanctum have found that supplementation with various extracts of holy basil decrease stress hormone levels, corticosterone in particular. Lower levels of corticosterone are associated with improved mental clarity and memory, and long-term, can reduce the risk of age-related mental problem. Holy basil leaves are a natural source of many important compounds that provide a wide variety of health benefits. There are several studies which examine the anti-stress effects of different components of holy basil. An herbal preparation, which combined a standardized holy basil extract along with three other Ayurvedic herbs, has been shown to improve the body’s ability to adapt to stress. The subjects were continually subjected to stress leading to elevated levels of stress hormones. Because multiple constituents of holy basil have been shown to combat stress, an effective supplement must provide each of these key active components at therapeutic dosages. In particular, the supplement should be standardized for eugenol, caryophyllene and triterpenoic acids, such as ursolic and oleanolic acids. As these constituents differ significantly in their chemical structure, alternate extraction methods are needed to obtain beneficial levels. Different botanical extraction methods allow for the separation, isolation, and concentration of key active components naturally found in the herb. Extraction is also useful for producing a consistent product; one that will deliver the same benefits with each dose. At the same time as there are lots of methods for extracting botanical compounds, each will affect the herb and the key component in different ways.
Supports Eye Health
Our eyes are susceptible to viral, bacterial and fungal infections that can be very dangerous. Thankfully, holy basil has the power to fight these detrimental infections. Tulsi can help fight against conjunctivitis (pink eye) and boils, it also has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that help protect your eyes from environmental damage and free radicals. Tulsi leaves help a range of eye issues, including cataracts, vision defects and opthalmia. Tulsi has also been used as a glaucoma natural support for macular degeneration. Glaucoma, for instance, is caused by a buildup of fluid in the eye that puts pressure on the optic nerve, retina and lens – the pressure can permanently damage the eye if not supported. Macular degeneration, another major vision inhibiter, is age-associated vision loss and blurry vision related to damage to the macula, or center of the eye. Holy basil in English, or tulsi in the various Indian languages, is an important medicinal plant in the various traditional and folk systems of medicine in Southeast Asia. Tulsi is a medicinal herb that’s considered a sacred plant by the Hindus in the Indian subcontinent. In fact, of all the herbs used within Ayurveda, tulsi is preeminent, and scientific research now confirms its beneficial effects. There is mounting evidence that tulsi can address physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a unique combination of pharmacological actions.
Serving Size: 1 Veggie Capsule
Serving Per Container: 60
Holy Basil Extract(Tulsi Extract)(Leaves)(Ocimum tenuiflorum) 745 mg
(Standardized to min. 2% Ursolic Acid)
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium, Carbonate, Maltodextrin, Silica, Rice Flour and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 veggie capsule 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food.
CAUTION: Do not exceed recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, or individuals taking prescription drugs. Do not take this product if you have a known medical condition. If you have questions about the advisability of taking this product, consult your physician prior to use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.