Holy Basil 

Botanical Name Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum 
Botanical family Lamiaceae 
Origin India 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Leaves
Note Middle-top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color colorless to light yellow 
Odor herbaceous with warm and spicy notes 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes: beta-pinene, sabinene, alpha-pinene
Monoterpenols: alpha-terpineol
Oxides:  1,8-cineole
Esters: terpenyl acetate
Therapeutic properties 1. Strengthen the digestive tract, lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, protect the heart, adaptogen effect, resist radiation and genotoxicity
2. Strengthen nerves (repair hippocampus), powerfully resist stress, anti-convulsions, inhibit cyclooxygenase (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic)
3. Anti-infection, sterilization, virus killing, mosquito repellent, parasite killing, scar healing
4. Inhibit sperm count, antioxidant, anti-tumor, hypothyroxine T4
Main therapeutic indications 1. Pressure gastric ulcer, chronic liver disease, diabetes, myocardial infarction, chromosomal aberrations caused by chromium and mercury
2. Stress psychosomatic diseases, headaches, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, non-inflammatory joint diseases (cervical and lumbar spine)
3. Tuberculosis, asthma, gonorrhea, vaginal trichomoniasis, insect bites, dengue fever, hypertrophic scarring and keloids
4. Contraception, prostate obstruction and congestion, chemical carcinogens, hyperthyroidism
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