OciBest® Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
OciBest® (Ocimum tenuiflorum), commonly known as Holy Basil. Recent research has demonstrated for the first time that Ocimum tenuiflorum has potential anti-gastric cancer activity and may induce apoptosis in human gastric cells (1).
All types of basil are species of the genus Ocimum. Ocimum tenuiflorum is available in the following forms: leaf, powder and tea
Reduces skin and wound infections
Improves the immune system
Protects the liver
Protects against radiation
Ocimum tenuiflorum. It has been shown to boost your body’s health in a variety of ways. It can help protect against infection, lower your blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, ease joint pain, and protect your stomach. This herb has been used for its healing properties, including mental and physical benefits. Many of its protective effects are due to its rich concentration of phytonutrients. Recent research has demonstrated for the first time that Ocimum tenuiflorum has potential anti-gastric cancer activity and may induce apoptosis in human gastric cells (1). A study in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine has found tulsi is recommended as a treatment for a range of conditions including anxiety, cough, asthma, diarrhea, fever, dysentery, arthritis, eye diseases, otalgia, indigestion, hiccups, vomiting, gastric, cardiac and genitourinary disorders, back pain, skin diseases, ringworm, insect, snake and scorpion bites and malaria (2, 3).
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1. Boonyanugomol, Wongwarut et al. “An In Vitro Anti-Cancer Activity of Ocimum tenuiflorum Essential Oil by Inducing Apoptosis in Human Gastric Cancer Cell Line.” Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania) vol. 57,8 784. 30 Jul. 2021, doi:10.3390/medicina57080784
2. Siddique, Y H et al. “Anti-genotoxic effect of Ocimum sanctum L. extract against cyproterone acetate induced genotoxic damage in cultured mammalian cells.” Acta biologica Hungarica vol. 58,4 (2007): 397-409. doi:10.1556/ABiol.58.2007.4.7
3. Pattanayak, Priyabrata et al. “Ocimum sanctum Linn. A reservoir plant for therapeutic applications: An overview.” Pharmacognosy reviews vol. 4,7 (2010): 95-105. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.65323