UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Which of the following statements is not true about Ocimum Tenuiflorum (Tulasi run)?
    1. It is mentioned in the Charaka Samhita an ancient Ayurvedic Text.
    2. It is considered to be an adaptogen, balancing different processes in the body.
    3. It also acts as insect repellant.
    Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 3             

    B)  1 and 2         

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] All of these statements are true regarding Tulasi. It is mentioned in the Charaka Samhita and regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of 'elixir of life' and believed to promote longevity. For centuries, the dried leaves have been mixed C with stored grains to repel insects.

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