Fighting ‘inflammaging’: holy basil polyphenols

Laboratoires Expanscience explores how holy basil - one of the most famous and respected medicinal plants in ayurvedic medicine – can help in the struggle against ‘inflammaging’ effects on the skin

Holy basil is one of the most famous and respected medicinal plants in ayurvedic medicine, where it is named Tulsi. Its goal is to rebalance doshas (energies) to strengthen the connection between our mind and body. This very special plant has interested Laboratoires Expanscience in the struggle against ‘inflammaging’ effects on the skin.

What is inflammaging?

Created from the contraction of ‘inflammation’ and ‘ageing’, the concept of inflammaging was developed in 2000 by Doctor Claudio Franceschi.1 This is the hypothesis of a chronic, low-grade and silent inflammatory condition due to epidermis cells ageing. The quantity of some inflammatory biomarkers rises in the body,2,3 which results in the spreading of a microinflammation in dermal and epidermal tissues. 

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