Phytoconstituents, conventional and chemical uses of Tulsi: a review
Garima Sharma, Siddhartha Regmi, Rakshya Lamichhane, Hemkala Bhetwal, Sushil Subedi, Sachin Timilsina, Shivaraj Thapa

The use of the plants as medicine is slowly and gradually increasing across the world as they have minor or no side effect. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) “Queen of herbs” is an important epitome of God in Hindu religious traditions. Tulsi has immensely complex makeup and been used by Hindus but now after recognizing its immense curative benefits, it has been used by ample number of people. Tulsi is used in different formulas of therapy like Ayurved and Siddha for safeguard and curative of skin diseases, colic pain, digestive disorders, night blindness, sleeping disorders, inflammation in the joints and pain caused by it, diarrhea, etc. This review of paper presents the phytochemistry, traditional as well as medicinal properties of Tulsi. Also, it illustrates the benefits of daily addition of Tulsi to the diet.

Keywords: antidote, cure, medicinal plant, Ocimum sanctum Linn.