Abstract

ETHNOMEDICOBOTANICAL STUDY ON OCIMUM SANCTUM L. (TULSI) -A REVIEW

Author(s): A.N.M MAMUN-OR-RASHID, MD. MOSHIUL AZAM, BIPLAB KUMAR DASH, FATEMA BINTE HAFIZ, MONOKESH KUMER SEN

Objective:Ethnomedicobotanical  study  of  different  plant  parts  of Ocimum  sanctum L.,  belonging  to  the  family  Lamiaceae,  popular  for  its  medicinal  and  religious  value  in Hinduism  of  Bangladesh. Methods  and materials:This  review  has  been  conducted  to  pile  up  information  that  is  available  in  different  scientific  literatures  and  this  update compendium  documentation  has  focused  on  some  of  the  traditional  and  pharmacological aspects  and  phytochemical  constituents. Results:From  the  result  it  reveals  that wide  numbers  of  phytochemical  constituents  have  been  isolated  from  the  plant  e.g.  aesculectin,  orientin,  vallinin,  eugenol,  alkanoids  and  is  proved  to  have  potential  for medical   effects   like   hepatoprotective,   neuroprotective,   cardioprotective,   chemopreventive,   immunomodulatory,   antioxidant,   antimicrobial,   anticancer,   antiulcer, antiinflammatory,  antipyretic  and  various  other  important  medicinal  properties. Conclusion:The  effects  of O.  sanctum may  delay  the  development  some  life  threating complications and this work stimulates the researchers for further research on the potential use of this medicinal plants having pharmaceutical potential.

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ISSN: 2320-3315

ICV :81.58

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