Holy Basil Extract

Short Description

Also known as Tulsi, our Holy Basil is native to India, where it thrives in sunny, humid environments and where the communities have been caring for the plants for generations. The leaves of the plant have been used as an adaptogen to help the body “adapt” to a range of stressors in Ayurdeva for thousands of years. In extract form, ursolic acid aids developing muscle growth and fat loss.

Process

Holy Basil is grown throughout India where the plant is native to the sunny and humid environments and the communities in these areas have tended to the plant for generations. The plant is a dwarf shrub and grows straight with many branches but only to about 2 ft in height. The leaves are oval in shape, about 2 inches in length and green and purple in color. Between the leaves, the plant grows stems of small purple flowers that are similar in appearance to lavender.

After the plant has grown about 12 inches in height, the leaves are cut periodically to promote growth, making harvesting an ongoing process. When the leaves have been harvested, they are cleaned, cut into small pieces and sundried. After drying, it is ground and extracted 10:1 using pure water and ethanol. The solution is then chilled and filtered numerous time, resulting in a more concentrated product. After the holy basil is concentrated, it’s tested and checked for quality, dried, milled and sifted.

Use

Holy Basil is an easy to use concentrated extract that can be used in recipes or smoothies to promote immunity, help regulate metabolism, and act as an adaptogen to help the body cope with a range of stressors.

Source

Located south east of China, India is an extremely large country with diverse climates and terrains. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the middle of India, making most of India’s climate topical with unpredictable weather. The landscape ranges from miles of coastline to the Himalayan Mountains which separate the northern part of the country from China.

India

VarietyOcimum tenuiflorim (leaf) [standardized to 2.5% ursolic acid]
OriginIndia

Certifications

Typical Potency per 100 grams

standardized to 2.5% ursolic acid 2,500mg

Active Concentration

2.50%

Extraction Ratio

10:1