Ocimum species has been used as traditional remedy for various ailments such as arthritis, bronchitis, cold, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea, dysentery, flatulence and healing wounds, lowering blood sugar level. Ocimum species are characterized by variations in their morphology such as leaf shape, size and pigmentation, which cause differences in chemical composition and affect the commercial value of this genus. This book describes phytochemical investigations of Ocimum species using LC-MS/MS instruments to study qualitative and quantitative variation of phytochemicals in different Ocimum species.
Introduction. Rapid screening of phytochemicals in Ocimum species. Quantitation of bioactive phytochemicals in Ocimum species and its marketed herbal formulations using UHPLC-MS. Conclusion. References.