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holy basil

Holy basil, or Ocimum Sanctum and its leaves are highly enriched in antioxidant components. Ocimum Sanctum or Tulasi is an herb belonging to the Mint family – some other herbs in the family are rosemary, lavender, and oregano. Holy basil has antimicrobial properties. It helps fight acne and other skin infections. One Thailand study tells us how holy basil, in its suitable formulation, can help treat acne.

Tulsi also has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which help prevent numerous other skin infections. There are several Ayurvedic medicines as well that contain tulsi and have been effective against ringworm.

Evaluation of in vitro antimicrobial activity of Thai basil oils and their micro-emulsion formulas against Propionibacterium acnes.

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