Holy Basil’s Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders
Holy basil calms the mind, improves both cellular and humoral immunity, enhances stamina and reduces fatigue, lowers blood pressure and increased heart rate due to stress, decreases stress-induced intestinal motility, reduces increased coagulation (thrombosis) occurring during stress, and protects against radiation, free radical damage, pollution, and bacterial, viral and fungal infections, cancer and improves oxygen utilization.
Stressors -> CNS -> Hypothalamus /Pituitary /Adrenal ->
Holy Basil helps deal with physical, biological, chemical and emotional stressors
Adapted from Tulsi by Dr. Narendra Singh (2002)
See chart: Holy Basil’s Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders