US scientists genetically engineer Tulasi to increase pharmaceutical value
US Scientists genetically engineered Tulasi or basil to enhance its pharmaceutical value.
Scientists at Western Kentucky University, US genetically engineered Tulasi or basil to enhance its pharmaceutical value.
Scientists genetically engineered Tulsai to produce eugenol, a compound found in basil. Eugenol has a pharmaceutical value which controls the breast cancer. Tulasi is a medicinal plant and has anti-cancerous compounds called metabolites.
About Tulasi or Basil
• Tulasi is scientifically called Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum.
• Tulasi leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine and it is known to promote the longevity of life.
• The herb Tulasi is used to cure the respiratory disorders and to combat cardiac disorders.