Basil

Farwa Nadeem, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti, Muhammad Idrees Jilani, Rashid Al-Yahyai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicinal Plants of South Asia
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Sources for Drug Discovery
PublisherElsevier
Pages47-62
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780081026595
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Antihypertensive
  • Antiviral
  • Basil
  • Flavoring agent
  • Tulsi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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