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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 5
First page : ( 2577) Last page : ( 2583)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00433.5

A Review on Significance of Ocimum tenuiflorum and Alpinia galanga and their Combined Effects

Devi P. Brindha*, Bagyalakshmi K. R., Gayathri S.

Department of Bio-Engineering, B. Tech Biotechnology, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pbrindhadevi@gmail.com

Online published on 8 August, 2019.


The plants are one of the common and highly useful medicinal sources that are used since ages. Every single parts of plant like leaves, stem, roots, seeds, fruits and flowers has its very own restorative medicinal properties and applications. They are the rich sources of natural phytoconstitutents and have more therapeutic potentials which are used for drug development. Medicinal plants are essential wellspring of organic compounds. The Aromatic plant Ocimum tenuiflorum commonly called as Tulsi and Alpinia galanga commonly as greater Galangal are two of the natural plants that are loaded with more medicinal properties like antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, etc. Tulsi is known as ‘Queen of Herbs’ and its eugenol a phenolic phytoconstituent which is responsible for therapeutic actions against skin infections, diabetes, neuralgia, cancer, respiratory, gastric, cardiac and genitourinary disorders, digestion issues and so on. Galangal mainly the rhizome part is famous for food spices and its fragrance. It has more potency to fight against different kinds of cancer; it is a good anti-inflammatory agent and antimicrobial agent and a perfect free radical scavenger. The both ayurvedic plant species have a predominant solution to modern lifestyle health related issues. Their activities get more enhanced when their extract are combined as both the benefits act for a single cause. This paper summaries the pharmacological activity of both Ocimum tenuiflorum and Alpinia galanga and their combined effects.



Medicinal Plants, Ocimum tenuiflorumAlpinia galanga, phytoconstituents, combined effects.


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