PHARMACOLOGICAL AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF OCIMUM SANCTUM
Preeti Garg* and Satish Sardana
Herbal drugs and their products are an imperative source of medicine globally. Ocimum Sanctum Linn, commonly known as Tulsi has been used in traditional systems of medicine since ages. The medicinal herb has been considered as a sacred plant by the Hindus in the Indian subcontinent. Ocimum Sanctum has been suggested to possess a number of pharmacological actions like antifertility, anticancer, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antithyroid actions. The present review article highlights about the phytoconstituents present in the plant alongwith the pharmacological effects exhibited by the plant.
Keywords: Herbal drugs, Ocimum Sanctum.
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