Holy Basil: Can it help control Obesity?
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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