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Tulsi / Ocimum sanctum


Family:

Labiatae /Lamiaceae

Genus:

Ocimum

Species:

sanctum

Folk / Common Names:

Holy Basil, Sacred Basil

Actions:

Antibacterial, antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Anti oxidant, diaphoretic,Expectorant, Febrifuge, Insecticidal, Nervine, Vermicide

Part(s) Used:

Leaf,

Constituents:

Volatile oil (linalool, beta-caryophyllene, elemene, eugenol,eugenal, carvacrol, methyl chavicol) Sterols( ursolic acid, campesterol, cholesterol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol) Flavonoids( vicenin-2, galutolin, cirsilineol, cirsimaritin, isothymusin, isothymonin, apigenin, Polyphenols, caffeic, gallic, rosmarinic, chlorogenic acids, vanniin and gallic acid esters.

Uses:

It is used for bronchitis, coughs and colds. It is used to improve memory, strengthen the nerve tissue, and clear wind from the colon. It can help reduce stress and bring clarity of mind. Extracts of the leaves have been found to have immunomodulating activity and protect against certain types of carcinogenesis , radiation and lipid peroxidation. According to ayurvedic medicine Tulsi absorbs positive ions, energizes negative ions and liberates ozone from the suns rays

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