Common Name

English :Sweet Basil
Hindi :Babui tulsi /BanTulsi.
Manipuri :Naosek-lei

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Lamiaceae.
Genus :Ocimum
Species :basilicum  Linn
Habit :Aromatic bushy herb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leafy shoot crushed for paste. Fresh leaves crushed & smashed for juice. Fresh leaves, used as spice and used in the preparation of traditional chutney.
Mode of use :Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Plant yields a volatile oil, Basil oil, with clove like scent.
Ailment Treated:Leafy shoot paste is useful for local application on forehead against fever. Leaf juice is useful in throat complaints, earache and ringworms.
Source:Cultivated in kitchen gardens.