Basil

A natural source of antioxidants and neutraceuticals

Masoud Yahya Al-Maskari, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Ahmed Yahya Al-Maskri, Samir Al-Adawi

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Abstract

Some endemic species of medicinal and culinary herbs are of particular interest due to presence of phytochemicals with significant antioxidant capacities and health benefits. Phytochemical rich plant materials are increasingly of interest in the food and medical industry as they are helpful in oxidative retardation of lipids as well as due to their preservative action against microorganisms. Many medicinal plants are rich with large amounts of antioxidants other than vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids. Basils come with loads of health benefits as it is a rich source of key nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, beta carotene. Basil leaves are helpful in sharpening memory. Basil is also useful in treatment of fever, common cold, stress, purifying blood, reducing blood glucose, risk of heart attacks and cholesterol level, mouth ulcer and arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties of basil are also well known.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages463-471
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781621001539
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Ocimum basilicum
basil
Dietary Supplements
Antioxidants
Phytochemicals
Insurance Benefits
Medicinal Plants
antioxidants
phytopharmaceuticals
Ascorbic Acid
ascorbic acid
common cold
Oral Ulcer
Common Cold
Food Industry
myocardial infarction
beta Carotene
arthritis
Carotenoids
cold stress

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Al-Maskari, M. Y., Hanif, M. A., Al-Maskri, A. Y., & Al-Adawi, S. (2012). Basil: A natural source of antioxidants and neutraceuticals. In Natural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention (pp. 463-471). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Basil : A natural source of antioxidants and neutraceuticals. / Al-Maskari, Masoud Yahya; Hanif, Muhammad Asif; Al-Maskri, Ahmed Yahya; Al-Adawi, Samir.

Natural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012. p. 463-471.

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Al-Maskari, MY, Hanif, MA, Al-Maskri, AY & Al-Adawi, S 2012, Basil: A natural source of antioxidants and neutraceuticals. in Natural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 463-471.
Al-Maskari MY, Hanif MA, Al-Maskri AY, Al-Adawi S. Basil: A natural source of antioxidants and neutraceuticals. In Natural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2012. p. 463-471
Al-Maskari, Masoud Yahya ; Hanif, Muhammad Asif ; Al-Maskri, Ahmed Yahya ; Al-Adawi, Samir. / Basil : A natural source of antioxidants and neutraceuticals. Natural Products and Their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012. pp. 463-471
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