Karpur tulsi

Karpur tulsi - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Camphor basil
Hindi :Karpur tulsi
Manipuri :Karpur tulsi

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Lamiaceae
Genus :Ocimum
Species :kilimandscharicum  Guerke.
Habit :Aromatic undershurb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed for decoction.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Leaves contain maximum amount of oil and camphor. Camphor contain varies from 61-80.5%.Presence of camphor, b- sitosterol, oleanolic acid and ursolic acid are also reported.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of the leaves are used in fever and cough. Plant is insect repellant. Leaf decoction is used as an ingradient in the preparation of traditional hair lotion. The leaves are acrid, anti-bacterial, opthalmic, deodorant, bronchitis, anorexia and viral infections.

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