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Noun1.Ocimum - basilOcimum - basil          
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
basil - any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
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Omikorede et al., "Hemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Ocimum kilimandscharicum (R.
Evaluation of antianxiety activity of ethanolic extract of leaves of Ocimum sanctum (tulsi) in albino mice.
Ocimum sanctum (purple basil) contains volatile oils (eugenol, carvacrol, ursolic acid, linalool, limatrol, caryophyllene, and sitosterol) (Mondal et al., 2009; Pattanayak et al., 2010), phenolic compounds (apigenin, rosmarinic acid, cirsilineol, cirsimaritin, isotimusin, and isotimonin) (Yanpallewar et al., 2004; Pattanayak et al., 2010), flavonoids (orientin, vicenin, luteolin, and molludistin) (Gupta et al., 2002), tannins, and a series of sesquiterpenes and monoterpenes (bornyl acetate, b-elemene, neral, A-pinene, b-pinene, camfeno, campesterol, and stigmasterol) (Jaggi et al., 2003).
His Holiness while blessing both of us who prostrated at his feet, gave both 'five facets' Holy Tulsi seeds (Ocimum sanctum) - one for each.
Ocimum gratissimum, also known as clove basil, African basil or scent leaf possesses anti-diabetic properties, anti-hyperlipidemic effect and recently, it was shown to improve haematological variables in experimental diabetes mellitus.
This new approach to blood sugar support formulated by internationally renowned clinical herbalist, educator and author David Winston RH(AHG) contains: hydroalcoholic extracts of bitter melon fruit (Momordica charantia), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum), olive leaf (Olea europaea), artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus), holy basil herb (Ocimum tenuiflorum), and lycium fruit (Lycium barbarum).