Herb Ocimum sanctum
(family Lamiaceae) is well known medicinal plant.
(purple basil) contains volatile oils (eugenol, carvacrol, ursolic acid, linalool, limatrol, caryophyllene, and sitosterol) (Mondal et al., 2009; Pattanayak et al., 2010), phenolic compounds (apigenin, rosmarinic acid, cirsilineol, cirsimaritin, isotimusin, and isotimonin) (Yanpallewar et al., 2004; Pattanayak et al., 2010), flavonoids (orientin, vicenin, luteolin, and molludistin) (Gupta et al., 2002), tannins, and a series of sesquiterpenes and monoterpenes (bornyl acetate, b-elemene, neral, A-pinene, b-pinene, camfeno, campesterol, and stigmasterol) (Jaggi et al., 2003).
His Holiness while blessing both of us who prostrated at his feet, gave both 'five facets' Holy Tulsi seeds (Ocimum sanctum
) - one for each.
But when given as mixture with other ingredients (Like Ocimum sanctum
(Tulasi), Cuminum cyminum (Cumin), Trachyspermum copticum (Carom) it gets adsorbed on the gut wall and produces the manifestations.
Holy basil, Ocimum Sanctum
, is sacred to the Hindus and is planted outside temples to discourage flying insects.
Aims and Objectives: In our study, we have attempted to evaluate new compound Ocimum sanctum
(OS) in the hope of identifying the anxiolytics with fewer side effects as many plant products have been claimed to be free from side effects and less toxic than synthetic drugs.
Tulsi extract, obtained from the dried leaves of Ocimum sanctum
, is commonly known as Indian Holy Basil.
sambac leaf , Rosa rugosa leaf , Magnolia kobus and Diospyros kaki leaves , Ocimum sanctum
leaf , Aerva lanata leaf , Coriandrum sativum leaf , Phyllanthus , and henna leaf  as reducing agents in AuNPs synthesis.
We have used Ocimum sanctum
leaf broth to synthesize AgNPs.
Ocimum tenuiflorum (or Ocimum sanctum
L.) includes 2 botanically and phytochemically distinct cultivars that include Rama or Sri tulsi (green leaves) and Krishna or Shyama tulsi (purplish leaves) [6, 7], while Ocimum gratissimum is a third type of tulsi known as Vana or wild/forest tulsi (dark green leaves) [8, 9].
Many of the medicinal plants such as Ocimum sanctum
(Logambal et al., 2000), Acalypha indica, Phyllanthus niruri, Azadirachta indica, Piper betle, Mentha piperita (Dinakaran, 2001), Allium sativum (Sahu et al., 2007), Astragalus membranaceus, Lonicera japonica (Ardo et al., 2008) and Withania somnifera (Sharma et al., 2010) have been shown to trigger innate immune system and enhance disease resistance against pathogenic organisms.
Amongst, the herbal treasure of India Tulsi or holy basil (Ocimum sanctum
Linn.), Mentha piperita, Cinnamon, Licorice etc., possess antimicrobial potential against food spoilage and pathogenic microbes.