Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Lamiaceae.
Genus : Ocimum
Species : basilicum Linn
Common Name
English Name : Sweet Basil
Hindi Name : Babui tulsi /BanTulsi.
Manipuri Name : Naosek-lei
Other Details
Habit : Aromatic bushy herb
Parts Use : Leaf
Preparation : Fresh leafy shoot crushed for paste. Fresh leaves crushed & smashed for juice. Fresh leaves, used as spice and used in the preparation of traditional chutney.
Mode of use : Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Plant yields a volatile oil, Basil oil, with clove like scent.
Ailment Treated : Leafy shoot paste is useful for local application on forehead against fever. Leaf juice is useful in throat complaints, earache and ringworms.
Source : Cultivated in kitchen gardens.