Holy Basil For Stress Relief

A sacred plant in India, Holy Basil is a relative of our culinary basil, but it has a stronger, clove-like aroma and taste. In India it’s used as a medicine. Holy basil is not toxic, and provides many benefits. It reduces inflammation and protects the body and brain from the harmful effects of stress. It has a positive influence on mood, and is safe to use with pharmaceutical antidepressants. Some people experience a lengthened “emotional fuse” and feel calm and balanced in stressful situations. The suggested dosage is two capsules, once or twice daily with food. Extracts should be standardized to two percent ursolic acid in 400 mg capsules.

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