As per the study discovered by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the herbal plant holi ‘Tulsi’ (Indian Basil), used as a home remedy for cough, cold and other ailments, has a higher healing tendency.
The scientists of DRDO have claimed, Ocimum sanctum as we called Tulsi can heal the persons suffering from harmful radiations.
According to them, there has many researchers been conducted over this study and being developed an herbal medicine.
Interestingly this medicine, made from Tulsi, can be used for treating people exposed to radiations.
The organization including scientists of DRDO’s Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Allied Sciences and the researchers of Department of Radiobiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, have successfully tested tulsi extracts on mice for its anti-radiation and anti-cancer properties.
However the initial tests have shown some positive results. DRDO’s chief controller (R&D) W Selvamurthy who attending the 99th edition of the Indian Science Congress held in Bhubaneshwar Odhisa on Sunday, said in his statement, “Tulsi-based medicine is already in second phase of clinical trials. We need to conduct a few more tests and take up phase II trials before it is released for general use.”
In fact tulsi has anti-oxidant properties that can repair cells damaged by exposure to radiation. Being highlighted the features of ‘Tulsi’ as herbal medicines, scientists confirmed,”The medicines used for treating radiation-related ailments are very toxic in nature. These herbal medicines would change the way radiation treatment takes place as they would be quite safe.”
As per report, the organization of scientists will have also developed several other herbal medicines with Animal Trials that results are encouraging and out of which some are especially for the Indian Army.