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Ocimum canum

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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.

Uses

Colds, Fevers, Parasitic infestations, Headaches, Inflammation of joints, Dysentary, Tooth problems.[1]

Parts Used

Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Nayi tulasi
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English Wild basil


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

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Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Elliptic Pointed to tapering Base flat or blunt, Nearly entire

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Borne in racemes 5mm long White Densely velvet hairy, Filaments hairless. Flowering season is August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Nutlets 1.5mm long Sub trigonous Minutely fitted Dark brown Fruiting season is August

Other features

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.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 283
  4. [Cultivation]

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