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Ocimum Canum belongs to the Lamiaceae family. This annual plant is native to the African continent and grows to a height of 2 feet. It is also known as the African basil with a distinct mint flavor, with hairy leaves and scented flowers.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
It contains following Chemical constituents Thymol (42.15%), p-cymene (21.17%) and γ-terpinene (19.81%) as major compounds
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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|Elliptic||Pointed to tapering||Base flat or blunt, Nearly entire|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Borne in racemes||5mm long||White||Densely velvet hairy, Filaments hairless. Flowering season is August|
|Nutlets||1.5mm long||Sub trigonous||Minutely fitted||Dark brown||Fruiting season is August|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
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How to plant/cultivate
It flourishes in conditions of lot of sun, well drained soils and access to heat.
Commonly seen growing in areas
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- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- Industrial Crops and Products Volume 119, Pages 201-208
- "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.756, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 283