by: Raimo Hiltunen, Yvonne Holm

Ocimum is an important medicinal plant with uses in food, perfume and therapeutics. This comprehensive book covers all aspects of the botany, phytochemistry, food uses, medicinal uses, pharmacology, cultivation and quality assurance, as well as the economic issues related to this medicinal plant Ocimum and similar genera.In spite of numerous reports on pharmacological activities the main use of Ocimum plants is as aromatic plants and when used in foodstuffs it may have some antioxidative effect. It will be of interest to everybody involved in medicinal and aromatic plant research or related fields.