PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON A RELIGIOUS HERB OCIMUM TENUIFLORUM L.Abstract
“The Queen of Herbs” – Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), is the most sacred herb of India, also known as the holy Basil, is ubiquitous in Hindu tradition. Tulsi has been revered in India for over five thousand years as a healing balm for body, mind, and spirit. It is known to bestow an amazing number of health benefits. Modern scientific research offers impressive evidence that Tulsi reduces stress, enhances stamina, relieves inflammation, lowers cholesterol, eliminates toxins, protects against radiation, prevents gastric ulcers, lowers fevers, improves digestion, and provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients. Tulsi is especially effective in supporting the heart, blood vessels, liver, and lungs and also regulates blood pressure and blood sugar. In the present study, the preliminary phytochemical studies revealed the presence of secondary metabolites viz., alkaloids steroids, phenols, flavones, etc. The Pharmacognostic profile of this plant is also studied in detail and confirms the results of IHP and API.
A. Ashwini, K. C. Sagar and V. Danapur *
Department of Phytomedicine, Vriksha Vijnan Private Limited, Chikkalsandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
01 March 2020
25 November 2020
18 February 2021
01 March 2021