Holy basil

Holy basil

A Sacred Herb with Wide-Ranging Benefits

  • Reduces anxiety & supports blood sugar balance
  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and pain-relieving
  • Clinically researched dose
Product Code: AOR04197 Health Categories : Stress,

Though related to the basil we use in cooking, Holy Basil has different medicinal properties. Ocimum tenuiflorum (also known as Ocimum sanctum, tulsi or holy basil) is a medicinal plant with a long history of traditional use in India and in Ayurvedic medicine. Traditionally, holy basil was used to treat everything from malaria, diarrhea, and dysentery, to skin diseases, joint inflammation, painful eye diseases, chronic fever and insect bites. This is likely due to Holy basil’s numerous active constituents including tannins, phenolic compounds and flavonoids which are responsible for its antifungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, analgesic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, and cellular protective activities.

Today, Holy basil is mainly used as an adaptogen as it has been reported to induce relaxation, promote a feeling of calm and reduce stress and moodiness. It has also been shown to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol in diabetic subjects, and animal studies have shown reductions in cortisol, the stress hormone.

Holy Basil is an excellent option for those looking for an herbal anti-stress supplement with additional blood sugar balancing and cardiovascular benefits.

DISCUSSION: Holy Basil is traditionally used in Ayurveda as an expectorant and/or demulcent to help relieve cough (Kasa) and colds, as well as a cardiotonic (Hrdya) to help support the contractions of the heart.

Product Variations

NPN Product Code Size
80042974 AOR04197 60 VEGI-CAPS


Serving Size: 1 Capsule Amount Per Serving
Holy Basil leaf extract (Ocimum tenuiflorum 10:1*) 500 mg
*Ocimum tenuiflorum is synonymous to Ocimum sanctum

Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, maltodextrin, sodium stearyl fumarate.  Capsule: hypromellose.

ADULT DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

CAUTION: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes, are taking any heart or blood pressure medication, or if you are breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you are pregnant or attempting to conceive.

AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.


  • Ocimum sanctum/tenuiflorum

Main Applications:

  • Adaptogen
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Blood sugar balance
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Antimicrobial


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