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Holy Basil – Cough, Sore Throat, Stress

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Useful For: Cold, Cough, Boosts Immunity, Stress, Sore Throat
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Product Specifics:

Ingredients: Refer to Ingredients Section
Qty: 60 Veg Capsules
Suggested usage: 1 Capsule twice daily after meals or as directed by the physician

This wonderful herbal remedy helps in improving an array of conditions associated with breathing difficulties, infections and cough. It also aids in improving respiratory system. As the herb is loaded with antioxidant properties, it helps in boosting the ability of the body to combat against damage caused due to free radicals. Being an adaptogen, it helps the body to deal with various effects of stress and helps in balancing the emotions, nerves and mind.

Holy Basil

Tulsi or Ocimum sanctum is worshipped by Hindus worldwide. For thousands of years, it is used as an important ingredient in herbal formulations. In the Indian subcontinent, one would come across two types of Ocimum sanctum or tulsi leaves – plants with green leaves or Sri Tulsi and plants with purple leaves of Krishna Tulsi. The therapeutic properties of tulsi are well documented in Ayurvedic literature. In the traditional Indian medicine system, holy basil is described as an anti-asthamatic herb. According to Ayurvedic medicine practitioners, it is a “Kaphaghna” herb, which could effectively treat “kapha dosa”. Scientific evidences based on experimental and clinical studies support the therapeutic effect of the herb. Researches suggest that the therapeutic activities of holy basil are primarily due to the active component eugenol.

Benefits

  • It is Anti-asthmatic
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Regulates the blood sugar level
  • Slows ageing
  • Balances Blood pressure
  • Guards against cold and cough
  • Due to its antioxidant properties, it protects against harmful effects of radiations.
  • Boosts immunity
  • Improves stamina
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps in treating diabetes
  • Due to the high concentration of the compound eugenol, it is thought to be an effective pain killer.
  • Promotes healthy metabolic activity in the body
  • Effective in treating urinary system and rectal disorders

How to use

Take 1 or 2 capsules two times a day after your meal or as suggested by the health practitioner.

How Holy Basil Is Useful?

Commonly known as Holy Basil, Tulsi is well-known for its amazing properties, which is incomparable. Ocimum Tenuiflorum is the botanical name of the plant, which belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. This aromatic herb is found abundantly in all regions. There is another variety called Thai Holy Basil, which is known by the botanical name Ocimum basilicum. The leaves of the plant are used in Thai cuisine. The chemical composition of the herb is as follows: Beta Carophyllene, Carvacrol, Linalook, Eugenol, Rosmarinic Acid, Ursolic Acid, Oleanolic Acid and other phytochemicals. This combination of beneficial compounds gives the medicinal value to the herb.

According to Researchers the holy basil consists of potent anti-inflammatory agents, which help in reducing the inflammation significantly and enhance detoxification. The laboratory studies have reported that the oil obtained from holy basil is found to possess major anti-inflammatory activity. The herb is also used in treating respiratory tract infections. According to Researchers, holy basil plays a vital role in managing the immunological disorders like asthma and allergy. It is also well-known for its anti-spasmodic properties and is quite helpful in relieving abdominal pain.

Scientific data suggests that holy basil is also quite helpful in treating rheumatism, peptic ulcer, influenza, fever, diabetes, common cold, bronchitis, asthma, diabetes and arthritis. Although clinical statistics have not been extensive, it is found that the herb is helpful in treating other conditions like sinusitis, vomiting, epilepsy, earache and etc.

In Ayurvedic medicine, tulsi is used as an anti-worm solution. It also helps in stimulating lactation in women. Studies have proved the analgesic activity of the herb and hence basil is used in the treatment of dyspnoea and bronchospasm (asthma and respiratory distress). Oral intake of extract prepared from dried tulsi is found to enhance the lung capacity and give respite from labored breathing in patients suffering from asthma.

In a dummy pill-controlled, randomized study, the consequences of tulsi leaves in the dried form on the blood glucose levels and serum-cholesterol in about 40 diabetic patients, who were non-insulin dependent were assessed. Patients, who received 2.5 gram of Holy Basil leaves (orally) every day for four weeks, showed decrease in the blood glucose levels (fasting and eating) by 17.6% and 7.3% correspondingly. In addition, it was found that the mean cholesterol levels were reduced to some extent (about 6.5%) during the treatment phase. Moreover, the patients did not experience any unpleasant after-effects.

Dangers of taking holy basil supplements are only cautionary. Some herbalists suggest avoiding the intake of holy basil in patients, who are on acetaminophen drugs like paracetamol. Though there is no data available currently on the specific safety measures or general precautions, the medicinal & laboratory test interactions suggest that the herb must be administered in kids under medical supervision.

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FAQ's

Can I take Morpheme Holy Basil capsules during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, especially in the first-trimester, all kind of medications including herbal supplements must be taken with caution. It is important to inform your gynecologist, if you are planning to conceive or you are pregnant.

Are any animal products used in the herbal capsules?

The ingredients used in the herbal capsules are 100% pure herb and does not contain animal-derived ingredients. They are a superior quality veggie capsules.

Are there any side-effects of using this product?

The ingredients used in the product are purely derived from nature and they don’t contain any kind of alcohol and harsh chemicals. Moreover, they are quite gentle on the system. Each lot is thoroughly checked for traces of heavy metal, fungus and bacteria.

Ingredients

Serving size: 2 Vegicaps

Servings per container: 30

Each 500 mg capsule contains: Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi)

Extract 9:1

Each Bottle Contains: 60 Vegi Caps

Morpheme Holy Basil Capsules contains the pure extract of Tulsi. The product is loaded with all the richness of the holy basil in its potent form. The capsules deliver all the beneficial aspects of the herb. Moreover, it is free from gluten, yeast, wheat, corn or dairy product.

Research

How Tulasi supports the respiratory system

Prevents respiratory tract infection: Tulsi could inhibit growth of bacterial colonies in the respiratory tract. Diet supplemented with Ocimum sanctum is recommended for increasing resistance to respiratory infections. (Saini A, Sharma S, Chhibber S. “Induction of resistance to respiratory tract infection with Klebsiella pneumoniae in mice fed on a diet supplemented with tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and clove oils.” J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2009 Apr;42(2):107-13).

Reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract: Ocimum sanctum is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. It could be used for treating inflammation of the airways, which is a common cause of breathing difficulties in asthma patients. The analgesic and antipyretic activities of tulsi could effectively treat pain and soreness in the throat and fever associated with infections of the upper respiratory tract. (Godhwani S, Godhwani JL, Vyas DS. “Ocimum sanctum: an experimental study evaluating its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activity in animals.” J Ethnopharmacol. 1987 Nov;21(2):153-63).

Reduces lung cancer risk: Consumption of Ocimum sanctum might help to protect the lungs from cancer tumors. The anti-tumor effect of the herb has been proved in experimental studies. Researches with Ocimum sanctum suggest the efficacy of the herb in inhibiting the activities of enzymes that stimulate development of cancer cells by inducing carcinogenesis. (Magesh V, Lee JC, Ahn KS, Lee HJ, Lee HJ, Lee EO, Shim BS, Jung HJ, Kim JS, Kim DK, Choi SH, Ahn KS, Kim SH. “Ocimum sanctum induces apoptosis in A549 lung cancer cells and suppresses the in vivo growth of Lewis lung carcinoma cells.” Phytother Res. 2009 Oct;23(10):1385-91; Banerjee S, Prashar R, Kumar A, Rao AR. “Modulatory influence of alcoholic extract of Ocimum santum leaves on carcinogen-metabolizing enzyme activities and reduced glutathione levels in mouse.” Nutr Cancer. 1996;25(2):205-17).

Reduces chronic cough due to GERD: Persistent cough could be a symptom of Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. The stomach acid entering the esophagus from the stomach might travel upwards into the larynx. The acid irritates the larynx and cough occurs. Ocimum sanctum could reduce GERD related cough by decreasing acid secretion. (Mandal S, Das DN, De K, Ray K, Roy G, Chaudhuri SB, Sahana CC, Chowdhury MK. “Ocimum sanctum Linn – a study on gastric ulceration and gastric secretion in rats.” Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1993 Jan;37(1):91-2).

How to improve the health of the respiratory system naturally

To reduce the risk of lung diseases, you should stay away from volatile chemicals and pollutants that damage the tissues of the lung. Carcinogens entering the lungs in the form of tobacco smoke and environmental pollutants could damage the DNA of the lung cells, and stimulate conversion of healthy cells into malignant cells, thereby causing lung cancer. Lung cancer could be prevented by quitting tobacco smoking. Even passive smoking that occurs when non-smokers inhale tobacco smoke emitted from burning cigarettes is equally harmful for the lungs.

Coughing and breathing difficulties that are signs of allergic reactions develop only in people sensitive to certain air borne substances. If you are susceptible to allergic asthma, you should stay away from allergens that trigger respiratory distress. Pollen, dust, mold and pet dander are common allergens that cause coughing, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and breathing difficulties. The risk of allergies is especially high in seasons when the pollen content in the air is high. To reduce the risk of pollen allergies it is imperative to identify the type of pollen linked to the allergic reaction. Pollen allergies might be prevented by covering the nose and the mouth while outdoors, especially during the high pollen seasons. Pollens can also invade your indoor air through the open windows and doors of your house. Keeping the windows closed during the high pollen season, especially in the night and early morning, might prevent pollens from entering your house.

Dust and mold allergies could be prevented by cleaning the house regularly. Molds grow on the damp spots in thekitchen and bathroom.

 Keeping these areas dry could inhibit mold growth. You can easily keep the indoor air in your house clean by installing an air purifier that can trap the airborne microbes and pollens.

Infections of the respiratory tract could be prevented by staying away from people suffering from coughing and sneezing. A healthy person contracts viral infection when he/she is exposed to mucus infected with virus. Covering the mouth and face while interacting with sick people and washing the hands and face frequently with soap and water could reduce the risk of respiratory infections.

A healthy diet could reduce the risk of respiratory ailments by supplying your body the nutrients essential for strengthening the immune system. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables packed with vitamin C might protect you from recurrent infections. A vitamin C rich diet could also reduce the severity of respiratory infections. Lemon, orange, pear, tomato and bell peppers are rich sources of vitamin C. Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic herb, which could be taken daily to reduce the risk of infections. Garlic can also help to loosen the mucus clogging the sinuses. Fresh raw onion is also beneficial for people suffering from nasal congestion. Hot peppers are good for the respiratory system. Vitamin C in peppers helps to boost the immune function, while the hotness of peppers helps to clear the congested nasal passages, easing breathing naturally.

Daily exercises are also good for your respiratory system. Cardiovascular exercises help to strengthen the lungs and the chest muscles. Deep breathing exercises specifically target the lungs. They help to improve the lung function naturally.

Clinical Studies:

In a 1997 study at M.S. University of Baroda, India, 17 NIDDM patients were supplemented with 1 g basil leaf per day for 30 days. Ten NIDDM patients served as controls, receiving no supplementation. All subjects were taking antidiabetic medications and did not change their diets. Holy basil lowered fasting blood glucose 20.8 percent, total cholesterol 11.3 percent and triacylglycerols 16.4 percent. I recommend 14 g of dried leaf daily. It is said that eating Holy basil along with other foods will relieve stomach problems including cramps and digestive disorders.

The ethanolic extract of the leaves exhibited a hypoglycemic effect in rats and an antispasmodic effect in isolated guinea pig ileum. Tulsi extract was administered to 20 patients with shortness of breath secondary to tropical eosinophia in an oral dosage of 500 mg TID and an improvement in breathing was noted. The aqueous extract showed a hypotensive effect on anesthetised dogs and cats and negative inotropic and chronotropic activity (reduces the force and rate, respectively) on rabbit's heart. Antibacterial activity has been shown against Staphlococcus aureus and Mycoplasma tuberculosis in vitro as well as against several other species of pathogens including fungi. The plant has had general adaptogenic effects in mice and rats and has been shown to protect against stress-induced ulcers. The leaf extract was found to protect guinea pigs against histamine and pollen induced asthma. Adaptogenic activity of Ocimum sanctum is reported in rats & mice. Recent research studied the effect of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)on experimental cataract in rats and rabbits by P. SHARMA, S. KULSHRESHTHA AND A.L. SHARMA