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Basil, an unknown adaptogen
Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a lesser-known adaptogen herb. It is a member of the mint family. As a traditional herb, it is commonly used in the Indian traditional medical system. In Ayurveda, basil is classified as "Lasayan", which means to extend life. This herb is also considered a rejuvenating agent, mood enhancing and anti-aging remedy. Multiple studies have found that basil helps fight anxiety, depression and stress, and effectively regulates cortisol levels
A 2017 literature review examined 24 clinical trials involving 1111 participants between the ages of 10 and 80. The duration of the trial review ranged from 2 weeks to 13 weeks, and the dose ranged from 300 mg once a day to 14 grams once a day. Of the 24 studies, 8 used a placebo. A literature review found that basil significantly reduced symptoms of stress in two studies. Three other studies report that long-term high-dose basil can significantly reduce stress and anxiety.
As more and more consumers look for supplements that can relieve sleep, sleep aids will become one of the fastest growing dietary supplement categories in the next few years. Based on the clinical trial research of adaptogenic raw materials, we can promote the rapid growth of anti-stress sleep aid products by promoting adaptogenic products, and further lead the growth of the health product industry.