Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ocimum kiliandscharicum

Botanical name : Ocimum kiliandscharicum Guerke.
Family : Labiatae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Karpooratulasi, Maruvaka, Marutham

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Camphor basil
Hindi : Karpur tulsi
Malayalam : Karpoora tulasi, Karpoorattulasi

Distribution – Cultivated in various parts of India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect perennial herbaceous plant grows up to 60 cm in height. Leaves bipinnate, pinnate 6-9, with winged rachis, leaflets broad, acute, and sessile. Flowers seen in terminal panicles, small and whitish. Fruits small black or white colored.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, pain, arthritis, convulsions, cough, skin diseases, worms, sexual weakness, impotence over perspiration and diseases of the eye.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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