Holy Basil Rama (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Rama (Tulsi)

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Holy basil, or Tulsi, is a plant that hails from India. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an “adaptogen” (something that allows the body to adapt to stress or health). It has been used for centuries by herbalists to combat the common cold, aid in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, and fever. It has also been used to promote longevity and as a mosquito repellant. When applied topically, holy basil may aid in the treatment of ringworm. Holy basil may cause the blood to clot slower, so please use carefully when taking anticoagulants. Increased perspiration may occur when taking Tulsi.

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Holy Basil is used as a key ingredient in two blends Dream of Flowers, Holy Detox, & Congest-Less.

Holy Basil (Tulsi): Holy basil has been found to have antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties with effects comparable to diazepam, an antidepressant prescription drug. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/

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What is an Adaptogen? 

The term adaptogen has not yet been accepted in medicine. This is probably due to the difficulties in discriminating adaptogenic drugs from immunostimulators, anabolic drugs, nootropic drugs, and tonics. There can be not doubt, however, that, at least in animal experiments, there are plant drugs capable of modulating distinct phases of the adaptation syndrome as defined by Seyle. These drugs either reduce stress reactions in the alarm phase or retard / prevent the exhaustion phase and thus provide a certain degree of protection against long-term stress.

The small number of drugs that have evidence of anti-stress activity are similar to the herbs: Holy Basil, Chaga Mushrooms, Ginseng, Rhodiola, and Codonopsis. 

For the a PDF form "Plant adaptogens." Phytomedicine 1.1 (1994): 63-76. Click here for a Published Peer Review Article

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