ocimum tenuiflorum

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Anti-inflammatory plant makes a great healing tea that helps respiratory system. Leaves relax nerves, sharpen memory, strengthen the stomach and induce perspiration (helps you sweat). Removes phlegm/mucus from bronchial tube, bronchitis and asthma. Seeds help mucus membranes. Just chewing on Tulsi leaves relieves colds and flu. Also mix Tulsi leaves with cloves and sea salt for immediate help with flu. Reduces stress, boosts immunity, relieves inflammation, balances cholesterol, improves stamina, metabolism, eliminates toxins, protects against radiation, helps cleanse body of wastes, sinus infections, supports liver, helps gastric ulcers, calms stomach and digestive upset, helps heart, blood pressure, nervous system, blood sugar levels.
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Ocimum sanctum (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 [5], Rosa rugosa leaf [9], Magnolia kobus and Diospyros kaki leaves [10], Ocimum sanctum leaf [11], Aerva lanata leaf [12], Coriandrum sativum leaf [13], Phyllanthus [14], and henna leaf [15] as reducing agents in AuNPs synthesis.
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.