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Ocimum sanctum( Tulsi,Holy Basil)

Common Name: Tulsi, Basil, Sacred Basil, Holy Basil.
Plant name: Ocimum sanctum.
Chemical constituents: (+)- volatile oil (linalool, methyl chavicol), methyl cinnamate, cineole, citronellol, geraniol, myrcene, pinene, ocimene, terpineol, E-beta-caryophyllene.
Uses: It is diaphoteric, anti periodic, stimulating, expectorant and anti-catarrhal.
 It is used in malaria, catarrh, bronchitis and gastric disorders.
 It also lowers blood sugar levels and its powder is used for mouth ulcers.
It has the ability to draw out poison from insect bites.

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