Scientific evidences of Lao herbs are compiled in cooperation with the academias.
Investigating the relationship between sleep duration of the experimental fly (Drosophila Photoreceptors) and holy basil, it was found that the duration was the longest both in daytime and at night when they were fed holy basil 1% mixed with the feed, and the efficiency was significantly higher than Kamiki hito which is used as Kampo medicine for good sleep.
As a result, holy basil might be a good material of nutraceutical food for relaxation in daytime and for good sleep at night.
<Sleeping duration of Drosophila Photoreceptors and concentration of holy basil mixed with their feed.>
Investigating inhibition activity of lipase, which degrades and absorbs lipids, among hot water extracts of over 10 Lao herbs, holy basil has the strongest activity to inhibit lipase. It is expected that holy basil is effective to suppress lipid absorption, for example, in the form of tea.