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Reducing Stress with Holy Basil

Posted May 29 2014 12:00pm

Holy Basil If you are trying to reduce stress levels but can’t seem to find a good helper, Holy Basil supplements may be a great product for you. Holy Basil has been called the “Queen of Herbs” for a good reason as this ancient herb offers multiple medicinal benefits. Holy Basil supplements have been shown to reduce stress levels, minimizing the negative effects of stress on the body and, consequently, promoting body relaxation.

Available in tablets as well as teas, Holy Basil can provide benefits in other areas. For example, some people have been able to sleep longer and better when taking the herb on a regular basis. Other people have reported that drinking Holy Basil teas can be an excellent choice for elevating spirits. Additionally, studies have concluded that regular supplementation may support carbohydrate metabolism, resulting in healthy blood glucose levels.

Also known as Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Holy Basil is a member of the mint family and similar to regular basil you add to Italian dishes and pesto. This herb cab be easily grown in your home or on your balcony, patio. In Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil has been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years. Adaptogens essentially adapt to serve the body where it needs them most. Typically, adaptogens are characterized as stress-busters and most of the research on Holy Basil focus on this health benefit. However, Holy Basil contains additional beneficial properties including antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  Holy Basil supplements can be used as a memory booster, for fever reduction, cough soothing, sore throat relief, clearing acne, as well as improve kidney function.

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