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Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)

Phytochemical analysis & antimicrobial activity of the leaves of Ocimum sanctum

Author(s):
Anurag Singh, Anu Singh, Jyoti Singh and Maruti Prasad Singh
Abstract:
Ocimum sanctum are commonly known as basil or tulsi. Several phytochemical constituent of tulsi has been reported such as Oleanolic acid, eugenol, carvacrol, linalool and caryophyllene. Ocimum sanctum contains phenols, tannins, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, carbohydrates, and saponin. Tulsi has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to improve the body’s immunities to cope with stress and disease. Due to presence of these secondary metabolites, it is used in treating respiratory ailments, stomach problem and heart disease. The study was performed to analyze the antimicrobial activity of the leaves of Ocimum sanctum against bacterial strain viz. Staphylococcus aureus Pseudomonas aeroginosa. Antimicrobial study was carried out by disc diffusion methods by calculating inhibition zone against the bacteria.
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How to cite this article:
Anurag Singh, Anu Singh, Jyoti Singh, Maruti Prasad Singh. Phytochemical analysis & antimicrobial activity of the leaves of Ocimum sanctum. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(1):460-462.

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