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Ocimum Sanctum And Its Therapeutic Applications

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Author(s): Manish Dattani

Journal: Pharmaceutical Reviews
ISSN 1918-5561

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2008;
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ABSTRACT
In Indian mythology the plant is considered to extirpate all sins and purify the body when touched. It is often grown outside dwellings and worshipped daily. It is said to daunt Yama, the god of death, but has a close affinity with Lord Krishna who is reputed to have grown the herb. If offered to Lord Krishna it is said to have mystical powers of protection from death, disease and misfortune.1Therapeutic applications:Analgesic activity of ocimum sanctum:Analgesic activity of the alcoholic extract of the leaves of Ocimum sanctum has been observed in both, glacial acetic acid-induced writhing and radiant heat-induced tail flick test2

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