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/tul·si/ (tool´se) a type of basil, Ocimum sanctum, considered sacred in India and having immunostimulant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, used in ayurvedic medicine.


, tulsi (too-lah'se, tul'a-, tul'a) (tul'se, tul') [Sanskrit, tulasi, tulsi, incomparable (epithet of the goddess Lakshmi)] See: holy basil

tulsi (tōōlˑ·sē),

n See holy basil.
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50g of leaves and stems of Andrographis paniculata is dried and powdered along with 20g leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum.
Key words: Ocimum tenuiflorum, PGRs, biochemical markers,Salt stress.
The medicinal plants such as, Acalypha indica, Leucas aspera, Ocimum tenuiflorum L and Solanum nigrum were selected in and around Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
The anti-tussive action of Ocimum tenuiflorum (also known as Ocimum sanctum) has been reported [41].
On the other hand, a combination of the plants--Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum, and Terminalia arjuna was used for treatment of a single affliction, namely pain in bones.
To cite several instances of the differences observed, pneumonia was treated with the plant Euphorbia neriifolia by Kaviraj 1, while the same disease was treated by Kaviraj 4 with Ocimum tenuiflorum.
Together with Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ecbolium viride, Terminalia chebula, Tinospora cordifolia, and Nymphaea nouchali, the plant was used for treatment of allergy.
The anti-tussive activity of Ocimum tenuiflorum has been reported (Nadig and Laxmi, 2005), a plant used by the TMPs for treatment of coughs.
For instance, half teaspoonful of juice obtained from leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum was advised to be given to children suffering from coughs and mucus, but the Kaviraj advised not to give this medication to children under one year age.