Randomized placebo-controlled, single blind trial of holy basil leaves in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

@article{Agrawal1996RandomizedPS,
  title={Randomized placebo-controlled, single blind trial of holy basil leaves in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Puja Agrawal and Vinita Rai and Ram B. Singh},
  journal={International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={406-9}
}
Experimental studies on albino rats reported that leaf extract of Ocimum sanctum and Ocimum album (holy basil) had hypoglycemic effect. To explore further evidence we studied the effects of treatment with holy basil leaves on fasting and postprandial blood glucose and serum cholesterol levels in humans through randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover single blind trial. Results indicated a significant decrease in fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels during treatment with holy basil… CONTINUE READING
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