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.
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For basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), it is suggested to dry the leaves at 40[degrees]C (SOARES et al., 2007), whereas for Achillea frayrantissma and Artemisia herb-alba, drying should be done at 35[degrees]C (ABAAS et al., 2013).
Table V.- Effects of basil seed (Ocimum basilicum) and ascorbic acid supplementation on intestinal histomorphology of heat stressed broiler chickens (um).
Antimicrobial Activity of Ocimum basilicum and its Inhibition on the Characterized and Partially Purified Extracellular Protease of Salmonella typhimurium.
[60.] Jayasinghe C, Gotoh N, Aoki T, Wada S (2003) Phenolics composition and antioxidant activity of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.).
Aroma profiles of five basil (Ocimum Basilicum L.) cultivars grown under conventional and organic conditions.
Effect of methyl jasmonate and chitosan on growth characteristics of Ocimum basilicum L., Ocimum sanctum L.
Bouanani et al., "Hypolipidaemic activity of aqueous Ocimum basilicum extract in acute hyperlipidaemia induced by triton WR-1339 in rats and its antioxidant property," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
Comparative studies on the activity of basil-an essential oil from Ocimum basilicum L.-againist multidrug resistant clinical isolates of the genera Staphylococcus, Enterococcus and Pseudomonas by using different test methods.
P., 1997, "Insecticidal activity of Ocimum basilicum L." Pesticides, 11, pp.
Volatile secondary metabolites have been identified from Coleus aromaticus Benth., Ocimum basilicum L, Ocimum gratissimum L, Ocimum sanctum L, Ocimum kilimandscharicum Schult., Feronia elephantum Corr., Vitex negundo L.