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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 7
First page : ( 929) Last page : ( 931)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00154.7

Preliminary phytochemical analysis of Peppermint Oil and Tulsi Oil

Sarbeen J. Insira

Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

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Online published on 28 October, 2015.

Abstract

Mentha piperita L. (Peppermint) is a perennial glabrous and strongly scented herb belonging to family Lamiaceae. The plant is aromatic, stimulant and used for allaying nausea, headache and vomiting. Its oil is one of the most popular widely used essential oils in food products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, dental preparations, mouthwashes, soaps and alcoholic liquors. Ocimum sanctum linn also known as tulsi is an aromatic plant belong to the family lamiaceae. It has antigenic, analgesic, anti inflammatory, anti microbial, anti stress and anti oxidant properties. A qualitative preliminary phytochemical analysis was performed for the detection of alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, tannins, phenols.

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