Accession Number: pdtdbp00030

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Tulasi
Alternative Names : Ocimum sanctum, Holy basil, துளசி
Scientific Name : Ocimum tenuiflorum
Medicinal Parts : Leaf, Stem, Root
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (8/9) :
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00141, pdtdbl00170, pdtdbl00142, pdtdbl00187, pdtdbl00126, pdtdbl00194, pdtdbl00116, pdtdbl00201
Plant Description :

Holy basil is used for the common cold, influenza ("the flu"), H1N1 (swine) flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, stress, and tuberculosis. It is also used for mercury poisoning, to promote longevity, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites.

Holy basil is applied to the skin for ringworm.

In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste. Cookbooks sometimes call it "hot basil."

Plant Keywords : Tulasi, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum, Holy basil, துளசி
Plant References :

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