Phyto Chemical for Holy Basil
Holy Basil Extract
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 Holy Basil
   

Botanical Name                : Ocimum sanctum
Common Name                 : Tulsi
Parts used                          : Herb/leaf
Principal Constituents  : Tannins, Ursolic acid

Introduction:
Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum, also known as, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Lamiaceae) is an aromatic plant which is native throughout the Eastern World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant.

Constituents and Active Compounds:
The leaves contain pale yellow-green essential oil which becomes crystalline over a period. It is called as basil camphor.

Phyto Chemical for Holy Basil India
Volatile oil-0.4-0.8% containing chiefly eugenol-up to 21% and P-caryophyllene-37%, it also consists principally of linalool, methyl chavicol (estragole), small quantities methyl cinnamate, cineole and other terpenes (carvacrol, caryophyllene, nerol and camphene etc.). The leaves yield ursolic acid, apigenin and luteoin.

Uses:
Holy basil is used for the common cold, influenza ("the flu"), H1N1 (swine) flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, stress, and tuberculosis. It is also used for mercury poisoning, to promote longevity, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites. Holy basil is applied to the skin for ringworm. In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste. Cookbooks sometimes call it "hot basil."
Phyto Chemical for Holy Basil

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