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Holy Basil for Diabetes, Anxiety and Stress?
Question: What are the health benefits of holy basil extract?
Answer: In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, holy basil is called "tulsi," "The Queen of Herbs" and "the elixir of life," and is used to boost general health, wellbeing and longevity and assist in dealing with the stresses of daily life. Several small, preliminary studies suggest that holy basil extract (typically standardized to contain a specific concentration of ursolic acid) may help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes and it may reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. However more research is needed to determine if holy basil extract is truly effective and what types of extracts work best. For details, sign in to the full answer >>
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