Reviewed here is a product called Nature’s Answer Holy Basil. The main ingredient in this product is an herb called Holy basil, which has long been used in India—where it is called “Tulsi” (aka “The Incomparable One”)—as medicine, food, and for religious ceremonies. In Ayurveda, yogis and sages prepare for meditation with a tonic of Holy basil, which brings calm and blissfulness. It is also used traditionally as a heart tonic.
Holy basil is an adaptogenic herb with numerous health benefits:
- Increased energy
- Improved stress response via better Cortisol regulation
- Increased vitality and immune function
Holy basil also has the following qualities:
- Made from wildcrafted Organic compoonents
- Therapeutic and specific to conditions
- Rapidly and thoroughly (98%) metabolized and absorbed
- A 100 ml bottle – excellent value!
With the goal of learning more about the product and informing your product selection process, independent research was conducted on Nature’s Answer Holy Basil. It is important to help put this product in context of the vast array of herbal supplements available, many of which are sold by companies more interested in profit than their product’s effectiveness. Please read the results below discover if Nature’s Answer Holy Basil is appropriate for you.
Nature’s Answer Holy Basil contains the following ingredients:
- 300 mg. (per ml. dose) holy basil leaves (Latin: Ocimum sanctum) (Organic)
- Quik-Sorb® (contains ginger rhizome, capsicum fruit, and amla fruit)
- Glycerin (vegetable)
- Soy lecithin
It should be noted that this product is not considered a medication, but rather a health supplement.
Adult users are instructed to consume 1 capsule with water, once or twice a day, between meals. The manufacturer has not listed any side effects, but instructs users to contact their doctor if they experience any reactions—allergic or otherwise—to the product.
Nature’s Answer Holy Basil is priced online for $29.99.
At the time of writing this review, no assurance of quality or satisfaction was provided by the manufacturer. This is unfortunate and disappointing, since many similar products carry such guarantees in an effort to provide consumers confidence when trying an unfamiliar product.
The market is inundated with health supplements, making it perplexing and difficult to choose one. To complicate things further, many products are not effective and may carry harmful side effects. This is especially true of many other Holy basil health supplements, which do not contain appropriate portions of ursolic acid or may not recommend correct dosage. Moreover, many Holy basil supplements contain extracts that have not been proven efficacious in medical trials.