Latin Name

Ocimum sanctum

English Name

Sacred Basil

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Leaves, Flower, Seeds, Root
(पत्र, पुष्प, बीज, मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has anti-microbial activity and its external application is used in various skin disorders. Leaves are beneficial in reducing earache. It is commonly used remedy in treatment of respiratory diseases. It is an effective blood cleanser. It is found to be effective in fevers especially intermittent and remittent fevers. Its seed has nourishing properties. It has carminative and digestive actions therefore used in formulations used for digestive disorders.

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