A General Review on Tulsi, Queen of Green Medicines: Biochemistry and Pathophysiology

One of the oldest aromatic herbs in the Lamiacaceae family is Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Because of its medicinal, nutritional and spiritual properties, it is widely known as “holy basil or sacred basil” and is present in almost every household in the Indian sub-continent. It is often referred to as “the incomparable one, the natural medicine mother and the herb queen.” It has great medicinal significance. Leaves and flowers have good dietary sources of healthy fatty acids, β-carotene, calcium, vitamin C, and volatile substances that keep our bodies healthy. Hindus make garland using the wood or seeds of tulsi, which are strings of beads used to assist in meditation, mind concentration, chanting a devotional practise that links the body, mind, and spirit. The emphasis of this analysis is on the beneficial effects of Tulsi, such as its therapeutic, nutritional and spiritual properties. It strengthens the immune system to be adopted as an adaptogen in any setting. It has many important properties, including anti-stress, anti-cancer, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-radiation, insecticidal, insect repellent, flavouring, colouring and many other uncountable properties. It has not only medicinal properties, but also spiritual nutritional properties that are only present in this plant; it is therefore considered to be “the Queen of Green Medicines.”

Author (s) Details

Ashok Kumar Sah
Department of MLT, Amity Medical School, Amity University, Haryana, India and School of Life & Allied Health Sciences, Glocal University, Saharanpur, UP, India.

School of Life & Allied Health Sciences, Glocal University, Saharanpur, UP, India.

Md. Mahamood
Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India.

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