Holy Basil: Oct 08 Journal of Ethnopharmacology study which was performed on rats w sciatic nerve neuropathy. Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) extract was administered for ten days following surgeries. Scientists observed that HBE reduced the effects of nerve degeneration, helped to make nerve receptors more sensitive to stimuli, and aided in motor control after the surgery.
Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Holy-Basil or Tulsi, is an aromatic plant [Family Lamiaceae] found in the Eastern World tropics, in native and cultivated state. The two morphotypes cultivated in India are green-leaved (Lakshmi-Tulsi) and purple-leaved (Krishna-Tulsi). Tulsi is sacred for Hindus and has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its many healing properties. It is considered as an Adaptogen - balancing different processes in the body, and helping adapt to stress.