Basil’s (Ocimum basilicum L.) different varieties are mainly attributed to varying chemical constituents due to variations in temperature, humidity, acidity, and other environmental factors. It contains appreciable quantities of fatty acids, but essential oil obtained from plant leaves is of extreme importance due to diverse applications ranging from flavoring agents to therapeutic medicines. It is known to have strong synergistic and analgesic effects along with antiplatelet, antithrombotic, antihypertensive, phytoremediatory, antihepatotoxic, anticolic, cytotoxic, anxiolytic or sedative, antiosteoporotic, anticardiovascular, antistress, immunomodulatory, radio protective, antimalarial, insecticidal, antidiabetic, antiulcer, antiinflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anticancer, and antioxidant properties.
|Title of host publication||Medicinal Plants of South Asia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Novel Sources for Drug Discovery|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2019|
- Flavoring agent
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