Tulsi (also known as holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum Linn, Ocimum sanctum, tulasi, or thulasi)
Immune system[edit | edit source]
In a study of 24 healthy volunteers, consumption of Tulsi in on an empty stomach led to increased levels of IFN-γ and IL-4 cytokines, as well as increased percentages of T-helper cells and natural killer cells after four weeks as compared to placebo.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Mondal, Shankar; Varma, Saurabh; Bamola, Vishwa Deepak; Naik, Satya Narayan; Mirdha, Bijay Ranjan; Padhi, Madan Mohan; Mehta, Nalin; Mahapatra, Sushil Chandra (Jul 14, 2011), "Double-blinded randomized controlled trial for immunomodulatory effects of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) leaf extract on healthy volunteers", Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 136 (3): 452–456, doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.05.012, ISSN 1872-7573, PMID 21619917
randomized controlled trial (RCT) - A trial in which participants are randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving the treatment being studied and a control or comparison group receiving a sham treatment, placebo, or comparison treatment.
immunomodulator - a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system