Botanical Name: Ocimum gratissimum Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Rantulsi, Vriddhatulsi
English Name: Holy basil
Family: Labiatae
Occurrence: Planted in houses.
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Leaves, Seeds, Plant

Medicinal uses:

Plant is used as aromatic, baths of fumigations prepared with it recommended in the treatment of rheumatism and paralysis, a strong decoction effectual in the aphthae of children. Decoction of leaves is used in seminal weakness remedy in gunorrhoe, seeds are given in headache and neuralgia. Essensial is good mosquito repellent. Leaves are used as digestive tonic, Stimulant and demulcent.

Chemical constituents :


Leaves and blossoms yield 0.3% essensial oil containing 70% Eugenol, 7-8% Myrceme and 20-30% Monocyclic terpenes. Essensial oil also contain Thymol, Methyl Chavicol, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol