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- Ocimum Sanctum
- Dietary Supplement
New Chapter's Potency Assured Holy Basil offers the synergistic benefits found in the whole herb while simultaneously ensuring optimal strength for the greatest possible benefit.
Regarded as the most sacred plant in Ayurvedic medicine, Hindus believe that Holy Basil performs the indispensable spiritual function of balancing and toning the energetic chakra system. In Ayurvedic and western traditions, Holy Basil has also been used as an adaptogenic tonic to support and enhance the body's response to physical and emotional stress. As is often the case, modern scientific studies confirm this traditional use. Research demonstrates that Holy Basil safely increases physical and emotional endurance, improves the body's response to stress, and enhances adrenal function. Given our fast-paced lifestyles, Holy Basil's unique health benefits can be a wonderfully invaluable addition to our health maintenance routines.
Two capsules daily. Can be taken anytime, even on an empty stomach.
Modified cellulose (capsule).
Naturally gluten free.
100% vegetarian; no artificial flavors or colors.
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.
|Serving Size: 2 Vcaps|
|Servings Per Container: 45|
|Two Vcaps contain||% Daily Value|
|Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) (leaf) (minimum 2% ursolic acid)||800 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established.|
I've been in the health food industry for 14 years and a professional herbalist for 12. This particular product, and I have tested a plethora of them, is by far the best there is. I take it myself for stress relief, and I regularly recommend it for anxiety, SAD, chronic pain, IBS, and now I've got my dog and my neighbor's dog on it with turmeric for arthritis and hip dysplasia pain; all of that with success.
I added this (as directed) to my usual regimen of omega-3 supplement and multi and have noticed a definite improvement in mood after a week or two. I've been taking it regularly for several months now and it seems to be working even better. Zoloft's effects wear off over time and SSRIs can increase GI bleeding (especially when taken with NSAIDs). So the fact that Holy Basil's anti-inflammatory is an added bonus--it seems to do the work of both SSRI and NSAID, but without the nasty side effects.
Posted by Reviewer1197019 on Jul 18, 2011
Posted by Reviewer1622002 on May 05, 2011
this got rave reviews for stress, anxiety, and memory improvement. but i've found even just one cap/day makes me dopey, not the desired effect for me. perhaps the dosage is too high. i've purchased NOW's empty vcaps and plan to open the holy basil caps to half the dosage. definitely potent though. otherwise well tolerated.
Posted by Reviewer1059100 on May 04, 2011
great herb ,great for calmness
Posted by Reviewer3283560 on Feb 23, 2011
Upon recommendation from Dr.Oz my wife tried the product and reports a marked decrease in her stress level after about two weeks use.
Keeping the train on the tracks!
Posted by Reviewer1022682 on Feb 07, 2011
I have more energy than most people, just 4 hours of sleep every night and huge responsabilities... but I love it! However, sometimes it gets too tight in timing and everything at the same time than here comes the stomack cramps, the fist in the chest and there goes the anxiety crisis! Now, when I know it is going to be one of those days... I take 2 Holy Basil caps. It doesn't take away my high drive or my efficiency but stop me from reaching this uncomfortable level of stress where I need a paper bag to breath in. It works quickly and last ... wow, I can swim in a sea of sharks with a very peacefull feeling, calm and get all done smiling! It was recommended to me by a customer at my Inn and I was amazingly surprised of the results (since I don't take any of that stuff normally). Now, I recommend it when I see someone hanging on the ceiling from high stress. Good little helper to keep on the shelf when needed.