Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-00001367
Title: Pharmacological Review on Ocimum sanctum Linnaeus: A Queen of herbs
Category: Natural Drugs
Section: Review Article
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    Ocimum sanctum is communally know as “The Queen of herbs ‘’ is the most sacred herb of India. Ocimum sanctum although also known as holy basil has been revered in India for over 5000 years, as a healing balm of body, mind and spirit and is known to bestow an amazing number of health benefit offers. Modern scientific research offers effective evidences that tulsi reduces stress, enhance stamina relives inflammation, lowers cholesterol, eliminates toxin, protects against radiation, gastric ulcer, improve digestion & provide a rich supply of antioxidants & other nutrients. Ocimum sanctum has reported effective in supporting the heart, blood vessels, liver & lungs and also regulates blood pressure and blood sugar. Tulsi has unique chemistry which is highly complex. The plant is reported to contain eugenol as a major chemical constituent which is a phenolic compound. Ocimum sanctum contain a number of beneficial compounds known as phytochemicals working together these compounds posses strong antioxidants, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, adaptogenic and immune enhancing properties that promote general health and support the body’s natural defence against stress & disease. Sacred basil is now considered as a valuable source of unique natural products for development of medicine against various diseases. Present review compiles all the information/ scientific dataset aspects of pharmacological activity.

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    Vinod Kumar, Harish Chandra Andola*, Hema Lohani, Nirpendra Chauhan

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    Centre for Aromatic Plants, Industrial Estate, Selaqui-248197 Dehradun,Uttarakhand

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    Dr. Harish Chandra Andola
    Centre for Aromatic Plants, Industrial Estate, Selaqui
    -248197 Dehradun,Uttarakhand


    Received on: 14-11-2010; Revised on: 18-12-2010; Accepted on:10-01-2011

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    Vinod Kumar, Harish Chandra Andola*, Hema Lohani, Nirpendra Chauhan

    Title:Pharmacological Review on Ocimum sanctum Linnaeus: A Queen of herbs
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):4 (February)
    Year:2011
    Page No: (366-368)
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    Methodology:therapeutic uses, chronic fever.
    Research Materials:Sacred basil

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Sacred basil therapeutic uses chronic fever.

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