Holy basil is an annual subshrub native to Tropical Asia and Africa. In addition to its culinary uses as flavoring agent, holy basil has been considered as an “Elixir of life” for centuries in Indian traditionnal medicine (Ayurvedic) and consumed for its various healing properties.; Nowadays, holy basil health benefits are related to its digestive properties, promoting bowel functions. It is considered as an adaptogenic, promoting the return to a well-being state when the body is submitted to stress, balancing mood and protecting the CNS. Holy basil is also known as a phytoremedy to treat common colds, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis and fever.
Fermented Holy Basil
KefiViva Fermented Holy Basil is a living certified organic fermented Holy Basil liquid produced by a monitored bioprocess and is used as a base for creating various types of living, stable and functional beverages.
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum L. (= Ocimum tenuiflorum L.)
Common Name: Holy Basil, Tulasi
Used Part: Leaves
Taste: Sour holy basil
pH: 2.0 – 3.5
Acidity: 10.0 – 15.0
List of ingredients: Water, organic burdock roots, organic raw cane sugar, ancient symbiosis of yeasts (Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Zygosaccharomyces bailii, Dekkera bruxellensis) and bacteria (Acetobacter sp., Gluconoacetobacter sp.)
Lifetime: 2 year(s)
Storage: Keep container tightly close in a cool (between 39 and 68°F), dry and dark place.
Nutrients after fermentation
Molecule: Phenolic compounds (Rosmarinic, Gallic and Chlorogenic Acids), Triterpenoids (Ursolic Acid), Volatile Oils (ß-Caryophyllene, Linalool, Ocimol, Eugenol)
Organic Acids: Acetic, Gluconic, Succinic acids
Vitamines: B1, B2, B6, B12 and C
Minerals: Gluconate and acetate forms (Mn, Fe)
Amino acids: Tryptophan
Others: Soluble sugars, Alcohol, Glycerol
Enzymes: Hydrolase, Lipase, Amylase
- Adaptogenic benefits: Balances the CNS activities, Helps to withstand stress, Providing calmative effects;
- Preventing cellular damages caused by oxidative stress;
- Protecting against microbial infections;
- Supporting healthy digestive and gastrointestinal functions: promotes bowel functions;
- Relieves nausea and stomach cramps;
- Boosting the immune system;
- Increasing vital energy;
- Overall body’s detoxification.
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