Ocimum sanctum, popularly known as holy basil, is arguably one of the most important plants in India. It is of both religious and medicinal value and is found to grow well in moist soil and it has also been suggested to possess antifertility, anticancer, antidiabetic, antifungal, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antiemetic, antispasmodic, analgesic, adaptogenic and diaphoretic actions.
Holy basil, (Ocimum sanctum), also called tulsi or krishna tulasi, flowering plant of the mint family (Lamiaceae) grown for its aromatic leaves. Holy basil is native to the Indian subcontinent and grows throughout Southeast Asia.
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