Deighton, "Antimicrobial activity of Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum
) essential oil and their major constituents against three species of bacteria," Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.
50g of leaves and stems of Andrographis paniculata is dried and powdered along with 20g leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum
. One spoon of the powder is added to 1 glass of water and the water taken after straining.
The terms in the title or abstract (MeSH and free search terms) alone or in combination searched were "Tulsi", "Tulasi", "Holy Basil", "ocimum sanctum", "Ocimum tenuiflorum
", "Ocimum gratissimum", "ocimum", "Albahaca Morada" or combined with "clinical trial", "clinical", or "human".
is a shrub reaching a height of 0.5 to 1.5m.
The juice of root of Ocimum tenuiflorum
is used to treat headache.
OciBest is a standardized phytochemical composition derived from the plant Ocimum tenuiflorum
. OciBest supports stress management, according to the company.
According to the Gor healer, for treatment of coughs, crushed leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum
, Justicia adhatoda, and Clerodendrum viscosum were to be taken orally with honey.
On the other hand, a combination of the plants--Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum
, and Terminalia arjuna was used for treatment of a single affliction, namely pain in bones.
Together with Ocimum tenuiflorum
, Ecbolium viride, Terminalia chebula, Tinospora cordifolia, and Nymphaea nouchali, the plant was used for treatment of allergy.
The anti-tussive activity of Ocimum tenuiflorum
has been reported (Nadig and Laxmi, 2005), a plant used by the TMPs for treatment of coughs.
For instance, half teaspoonful of juice obtained from leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum
was advised to be given to children suffering from coughs and mucus, but the Kaviraj advised not to give this medication to children under one year age.
Fabaceae 9 Ocimum canum Sims Lamiaceae 10 Ocimum tenuiflorum