English Name:- Common Sweet Basil.
Botanical Name:- Ocimum basilicum Linn.
Family:- LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)
Parts- Used:- Whole-plant, Roots, Leaves and seeds.
Habit:- Annual, much branched aromatic herb about 1-3 feet high, stem is square and hairy; green or purplish cycles of flowers.
Chemical Constituents:- Plant Contains:- Ocimene, Methyl chavicol, Ceneol, Linalool, Pinene- Camphor terpin hydrate. It also contains an aromatic oil, It becomes solid when it is kept.
Actions:- Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulant, Demulcent, Diphoretic, Anthelmintic, Aromatic, Expectorant.
Used In:- Whole plant in: Gonorrhea, Dysentery, Chronic diarrhea, Bowel complaints, Anthelmintic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Also helpful to dissolve renal Calculii, Cough, Indigestion, Eczema, Ulcer, Snake venome, Polyuria, Disuria.
Main Usages Of Common Sweet Basil
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