Journal of Clinical and Experimental Toxicology

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Pharmacological effects in species of genus “Ocimum”

Joint Event on International Conference on Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology & Pharmacology & 6th International Conference on Recycling & Waste Management
December 03-04, 2018 | Dubai, UAE

Prerna Sharma

Uttrakhand Technical University, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : J Clin Exp Tox

DOI: 10.4066/2630-4570-C1-003


In the present investigation, an attempt has been made to congregate the botanical, phytochemical, ethnomedicinal, pharmacological and toxicological information on Ocimum sanctum Linn. (OS, Tulsi), a medicinal herb used in the indigenous system of medicine. The roots, leaves and seeds of Tulsi possess several medicinal properties. Ayurvedic texts categorise as stimulant, aromatic and antipyretic. It has a wide range of action on the human body mainly as a cough alleviator, a sweat-inducer and a mitigator of indigestion and anorexia. Ocimum sanctum has a variety of biological / pharmacological activities such as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antimalarial, anthelmentic, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antipyretic, antiinflammatory, antiallergic, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, central nervous system (CNS) depressant, memory enhancer, antihypercholesterolaemic, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, antiasthmatic, antithyroid, antioxidant, anticancer, immunomodulatory, antifertility, antiulcer, antiarthritic, apoptogenic / antistress, anticataract, antileucodermal and anticoagulant activities. Ocimum sanctum to know its proper usage as this herb is seemed to be highly valuable, possessing many pharmacological / medicinal properties.


Prerna Sharma’s field of specialization is Pharmacognosy and she completed her master in Pharmaceutical sciences (2012) honour with gold medallist / appreciation in RITS ,Sirsa, India and recently she is pursuing her PhD from last three years at the Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, India she has over 4 years of experience in pharmaceutical sciences, her field of expertise is standardisation of herbal plants/ herbal formulation. Her research area includes pharmacognostical & phytochemical investigation of Indian medicinal plants, she has 03 research/review publication national/international journals of repute to her credit and delegated more than 10 National/international conferences / workshops. She is a life member of professional bodies like association of pharmaceutical teachers of India (APTI). 

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