Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Product of the Month: October

What is Tulsi or Holy Basil?

The Queen of Herbs" is the most sacred herb of India. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), although also known as Holy Basil, is a different plant from the pesto variety of Basil (Ocimum basilicum). Tulsi has been revered in India for over five thousand years, as a healing balm for body, mind and spirit, and is known to bestow an amazing number of health benefits.

What are the health benefits of Tulsi?

  • reduces stress

  • enhances stamina

  • relieves inflammation

  • lowers cholesterol

  • eliminates toxins

  • protects against radiation

  • prevents gastric ulcers

  • lowers fevers of influenza

  • improves digestion

  • provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients

  • supports the heart, blood vessels, liver and lungs

  • regulates blood pressure and blood sugar.

The product that we carry that contains Holy Basil is Andrographis Complex from Mediherb. Andrographis Complex Acute Immune Support Indications

Especially useful for acute infections

Cautions and Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation unless otherwise directed by a qualified health care professional Doctor

Commentary and Anecdotes

This tablet has powerful immune enhancing activity. It can be used for any type of infection and at any stage of an infection, however it is the formulation for acute infections, particularly viral infections

Essential for any illness that is characterized by sudden onset, lung involvement and fever.

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