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Title: Tulsi: The Indian holy power plant
Authors: Das, Subir Kumar
Vasudevan, D M
Keywords: Ocimum sanctum
Tulsi
Holy Basil
Medicinal plant
Antimicrobial
Hypoglycaemic
Hypolipidemic
Immunomodulatory
Anti-stress
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-ulcerogenic
Chemopreventive
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.7— A61K 35/78, A61P, A61P 3/00, A61P 29/00, A61P 31/04, A61P 37/02,A61P 39/00
Abstract: Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) herb has been known from as early as the Vedic period. Its extract has numerous pharmacological activities like hypoglycaemic, immunomodulatory, antistress, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic, antihypertensive, CNS depressant, radioprotective, antitumour and antibacterial. The active constituents of the herb include volatile oil chiefly eugenol and b-caryophyllene, flavonoids and a number of other components present in fixed oil. This article outlines the present knowledge of pharmacological and other studies on this plant.
Page(s): 279-283
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.5(4) [July-August 2006]

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