Holy Basil, known as Ocimum sanctum in Latin, has for thousands of years been revered as Tulsi in Ayurvedic medicine. Tulsi means The Incomparable One, which is the reality of this majestic herb. When in New Delhi, we visited with the leader of India’s Ayurvedic Medical Association. We asked that vaidya, or Ayurvedic master, why Holy Basil is considered the Mother Medicine of Nature in his tradition. He replied that it is a rasayana, or an herb that on its own nourishes a person’s growth to perfect health and enlightenment.” We asked why people in the West find that Holy Basil promotes a positive stress response and elevates their spirit, and he replied that, “Holy Basil delivers nutrients to the mind necessary for the experience of enlightenment.”
Phytonutrients within Holy Basil are some of the most prized molecules in the plant pharmacy. To make a drug from Holy Basil, pharmaceutical companies could deliver those molecules in an isolated form, but that would no longer be the infinitely complex Holy Basil treasured by traditional medicine. At New Chapter®, therefore, we deliver the wisdom of Holy Basil in its most complete herbal form. We are, of course, also respectful of those “prized molecules”, but choose to deliver them with the numerous other naturally occurring chemistries to deliver the full intelligence of the herb.
The scientific world is giving heed to these molecules. In the United States, researchers have determined that Holy Basil’s “active” molecules promote a healthy inflammation response. These “active” molecules’ cell protective properties have been studied in vitro with respect to cells of the breast, oral cavity, colon, prostate, skin, and liver . They have also been studied worldwide for their effect on normal cell growth.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts, but the whole must contain the parts. That is why New Chapter’s Holy Basil is the only source of this herb that provides both supercritical and hydroethanolic extracts to capture the fullness of this herb in its purest and most concentrated form.
Suggested Use: Take two softgels daily, in the middle of a larger meal with an 8 oz. glass of water.
Available in 60 or 120 softgels per bottle.
“Supercritical” means Super Purity, Super Potency, Broad Spectrum, and No Chemical Solvents. They take nature’s finest herbs and then extract and highly concentrate (as high as 250 to 1) their precious ingredients. New Chapter does not isolate out single ingredients or spike their extracts with synthesized additives. They deliver the wisdom of nature with the complexity and organic nuances of the natural herb preserved for you. In fact, the supercritical process is the gentlest way to extract these delicate plant compounds in a manner to optimally preserve their potency and stability. And when you take New Chapter’s supercritical extracts, neither you, nor the environment, have to contend with chemical solvents.