Botanical name : Ocimum kiliandscharicum Guerke.
Family : Labiatae
Karpooratulasi, Maruvaka, Marutham
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.
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.
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.