Abhilash A*, Prabhu Raj KJ, Hemalatha M, Gopi Krishna B, Dr. Hindustan Abdul Ahad
B. Pharmacy, Balaji College of Pharmacy, Anantapur, AP, India.
E-mail: [email protected].
Ocimum sanctum plant (Tulsi / Holy Basil) has got very well documented beneficial effects of its different parts in many medical conditions. Preliminary review shows that very few workers attempted to look into the various changes in reproductive system in detail after feeding Ocimum sanctum leaves extract. There appears to be a wide disagreement among various workers. Regarding the histopathological changes in reproductive organs following the feeding of Ocimum sanctum leaves. Knowledge of histopathological and ultrastructural changes might lead fo the better use of this precious plant in the”prevention and treatment of certain genital and reproductive conditions in human beings. A study to know the exact amount of Ocimum sanctum leaves extract that would temporarily inhibit the hypothalmic-pitutary axis and thus to be utilized as a safe contraceptive wouid be a real breakthrough in reproductive medicine. Present review aims to resolve the cont oversies regarding the effects of Ocimum sanctum leaves extract on male and female reproductive systems.