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Parts used – leaves,seeds

Medicinal uses:
Leaves are used as aromatic, carminative, antipyretic, diaphoretic and expectorant. It improves appetite, ear infections, destroys intestinal worms and cures skin diseases such as itches, ring worm, leprosy, ulcers and poisonous affections.

Research papers

  • “Aqueous extracts of Ocimum basilicum L.(sweet basil) decrease platelet aggregation induced by ADP …”
  • I Tohti, M Tursun, A Umar, S Turdi, H Imin, N … - Thrombosis Research, 2006 – Elsevier
  • “Indian herbs result in hypoglycemic responses in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats”
    A Chandra, AA Mahdi, S Ahmad, RK Singh - Nutrition Research, 2007 - Elsevier
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