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Essential oil of Thai basil: natural remedy for urolithiasis?

Abd Hamid, Shafida and Darnis, Deny Susanti and Mat Shaari, Nurul Elyni (2013) Essential oil of Thai basil: natural remedy for urolithiasis? In: The International Conference on Islamisation in Modern Science and Scientification of the Studies in Islamic Revealed Knowledge, 3rd - 4th December 2013, Pahang . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Allah (s. w. t.) mentioned in the Qur’an, “And also corn, with (its) leaves and stalk for fodder and sweet scented plants (rayhan)” (Surah Al-Rahman, 55:12). According to Ibn Qayyim, the word ‘rayhan’ referred to every plant with pleasant scent. The Arabs associated this with myrtle, while people of Iraq and Syria gave this name as sweet basil. Basil, scientifically known as Ocimum basilicum is derived from Lamiaceae family. It has been recognized as aromatic plant with the presence of essential oil containing specific volatile components. Traditionally, basil has been extensively utilized in food as a flavoring agent and in perfume and medical industries. Medicinal plants used in traditional antiurolithic therapy have revealed their therapeutic potential. Saponin, lupeol and lupeol linoleate are examples of chemicals constituents found to be able to treat kidney stone. Following previous studies, we decided to examine the chemical components of essential oil of Thai basil (Ocimum bacilicum L) and investigated its effect on induced calcium oxalate or kidney stones.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: 5980/34851
Uncontrolled Keywords: Basil, Ocimum basilicum, urolithiasis
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs. Shafida Abdul Hamid
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 10:28
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 10:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34851

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