A review on: Indian traditional shrub Tulsi (ocimum sanctum): The unique medicinal plant
Kaushik Vilas Kulkarni and Dr. Belvotagi Venkatrao Adavirao
In the present review on Tulsi, an effort has been done to Medicinal properties of Tulsi. The therapeutic uses of plant are considered as safe, inexpensive & efficient as their ease of availability. As plants known for medical value, the plants of genus Ocimum. Tulsi is a medicinal plant present in India recognized and prized for its medicinal and therapeutic use. Several medicinal properties of Tulsi are present in the roots, leaves and seeds. It has a wide range of action on the human body. It heals many diseases chronically due to its chemical constituent and believes that it has Anti- ageing, Immunomodulatory property along with antimicrobial and anticancer property. Tulsi named as Queen of Herbs of India and one of the holiest and most healthiness giving herbs. Tulsi is famous for its vital role in the conventional ayurvedic and unani systems of body fitness health and herbal medicine of the East. This plant belongs to Labiates family and characterized by square stem and specific aroma. Tulsi use in ayurvedic medicine and its extracts are used in ayurvedic remedies for common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, soreness, heart sickness, a range of poisoning, and malaria.