Natural Remedies, a leading herbal dietary ingredient producer, announced the successful completion of a clinical study on its branded ingredient Ocibest, a standardized herbal extract of Ocimum sanctum (O. tenuiflorum) for stress management. The study has been published in the Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Article ID 894509) and is titled “Efficacy of an Extract of Ocimum tenuiflorum (OciBest) in the Management of General Stress: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study.”
The study was conducted on 158 patients at different centers in Lucknow, India. Each patient was given 1,200 mg of actives per day in divided doses for six weeks, after which 14 symptoms of stress were assessed (forgetfulness, sexual problems of recent origin, exhaustion, sleep problems, etc.) and the outcome was evaluated. The total symptom score of Ocibest group were significantly reduced as compared to the placebo group. It was concluded that OciBest significantly alleviates stress symptoms and is 39 percent more effective than the placebo in the management of stress symptoms.
Dr. Amit Agarwal, director of human health division at Natural Remedies stated that OciBest is a much-needed scientifically proven dietary ingredient in these times of stress and high competition.