Ocimum basilicum

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Herbal medicine
A bushy annual culinary and medicinal herb that contains camphor, estragol, eugenol, linalol, lineol, tannins, and thymol; basil is antipyretic and carminative, and has been used for abdominal bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, and nausea. It is also grown indoors in southern Europe as a fly repellant.

Ocimum basilicum,

n See basil.
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Influence of Ocimum basilicum on benzo(a)pyrene induced mouse fore-stomach papillomagenesis was studied as described by Azuine and Bhide (1992).
Many forms of Ocimum sanctum and Ocimum basilicum (holly basil) such as the ethanolic extract, flavonoids, seed oil, phenolic compounds, root extract, leaf extract, aqueous extract, fixed oil, fresh leaf paste and leaves in the diet, have been studied and have shown promising results for bone marrow radioprotection (Ganasoundri et al.
Since Ocimum Basilicum has shown no toxic effect at the tested doses, it could well be applied in cancer chemoprevention, to reduce the risk of cancer.
A Further Examination of the Variation of Ocimum basilicum L.
Effect of NPK fertilization on Ocimum basilicum yield and essential oil content.
The results showed that the PGPR have the capacity to increase Ocimum basilicum microelement contents.
Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth and essential oil composition in Ocimum basilicum var.
Content of chloroplast pigments and anthocyanins in the leaves of Ocimum basilicum L.
The objective of this work is to determine the effect of inoculating Ocimum basilicum root with PGPR (Pseudomonas putida strain 41, Azotobacter chroococcum and Azosprillum lipoferum) on growth and essential oil yield.
The results showed that the PGPR have the capacity to enhance Ocimum basilicum growth.
The root and leaf extracts of Sorghum halepens significantly inhibited seed germination of Plantago ovata, Plantago psyllium, Foeniculum vulgare and Ocimum basilicum seeds compared to corresponding controls.
On the contrary, the root length of Cuminum cyminum, Nigella sativa and Ocimum basilicum seedlings were promoted by concentrations of 5, 10, 20 g [L.