English: Clove Basil, African Basil, Shrubby basil
Sanskrit: Rajika, Sumukam, Anichil
Malayalam: Kattuthulasi-കാട്ടുതുളസി, Sumukam സുമുഖം
Wild Basil- Ocimum gratissimum is an aromatic, perennial herb, erect, commonly grows as a weed, to 1.5 to 2 m. tall, it is resembles with holy basil, except in colour, commonly found in wastelands, roadsides etc, much branched, glabrous, leaves are arranged opposite; petiole 2 to 4.5 cm in long and slender, flowers are small, found at end of branches, in a cluster of 5 to 30 cm long.
Useful plant parts:
To treat Gonorrhea, diarrhea, vatha, kapha disorders, Inducer, painkiller, mouth ulcer, malaria.
The chemical content:
Eugenol, anti-bacterial activity.
How to prepare medicines:
Dried leaf can be used in the treat of wounds (cover the wound with dried leaf powder with cotton cloth), pressed freah leaves can be used as mosquito-repellent.
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