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Holy Basil: Can it help control Obesity?

March 9, 2014

In a study by Gamboa-Gómez et al they investigated the effect of Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum L. (OS)) diet on obesity in an animal study.  In an infusion with other herbs, Holy Basil appeared  to suppress fat accumulation, and significantly down-regulated the mRNA levels of two hepatic lipogenesis genes:

The researchers conclude that the consumption of  plant infusions containing these type of herbs is a feasible  therapy for metabolic changes induced by obesity.

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More good news for the herbs and spices we use at The Wise Herb Company!

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