Antimicrobial effectiveness of tulsi (Ocimum sanctum L.) against bacteria, fungi, and viruses

Tulsi known as Ocimum sanctum is a plant with many aromatic and medicinal properties and aesthetic values. It has its origin in Indian subcontinent and widespread in South East Asia. It is a stress reliever plant that normalizes blood glucose and blood pressure. This plant contains many antioxidant properties that cure diabetes, cough, asthma, dysentery, cardiac problems, genito-urinary disorder, and even skin diseases. This article highlights the effectiveness of tulsi against may of the microbes including bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Keywords: Tulsi, Ocimum, antimicrobial activity