Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015)
A Review on the Therapeutic Potentials of Ocimum Sanctum Linn: In the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (Madhumeha)
Author(s): Fonseka HRD, Kulathunga WMSSK, Peiris A, Arawwawala LDAM
Abstract: Diabetes Mellitus is a health burden with high morbidity and mortality and becoming a pandemic. Management of diabetes without complications is seems to be unachievable goal. In Ayurveda, Ocimumm sanctum (Tulasi) has been included in the treatment plan of prameha including Madhumeha. Its therapeutic potentials have been identified through scientific researches. In this study, research findings that favorable for the management of diabetes were collected and reviewed with Allopathy and Ayurvedic aspects. Ocimum sanctum was found to act oppose to the pathological process of diabetes. Antidiabetic, antioxidant, antilipidemic, antihypertensive, antistress, anticataract, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, immunomodulating and wound healing properties were found to play a major role in the management of diabetes. Its antioxidant property seems to be very important in the prevention of diabetes as well. Ocimum sanctum is a cheaper, better, safer solution for an effective management of diabetes.
How to cite this article:
Fonseka HRD, Kulathunga WMSSK, Peiris A, Arawwawala LDAM. A Review on the Therapeutic Potentials of Ocimum Sanctum Linn: In the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (Madhumeha). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(3): 47-52.