Radioprotective, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties of the Indian Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum (Tulasi)

P. Uma Devi

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Ocimum sanctum (tulasi), an Indian herb, well known for its medicinal properties, has been shown to have significant radioprotective, tumor preventive and antioxidant effects in animal models. The present paper reviews the recent literature on these aspects of this plant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Experimental Biology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 29-03-2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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