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Ocimum Tenuiflorum

Ocimum tenuiflorum, watercolour on paper, by an unknown Indian artist, commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kolkata, India, early 19th century. (Image: RBG Kew)


Holy Basil: Oct 08 Journal of Ethnopharmacology study which was performed on rats w sciatic nerve neuropathy. Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) extract was administered for ten days following surgeries. Scientists observed that HBE reduced the effects of nerve degeneration, helped to make nerve receptors more sensitive to stimuli, and aided in motor control after the surgery.

The Holy basil, scientific name: Ocimum tenuiflorum. Commonly found in every household in India known as tulsi. Has many medical and esthetic benefits. #naturephotography #nature #dslr #dehradun #latepost #istandstill #november2015 #incredibleindia #d520


KrishnaTulsi "Tulsi in all aspects and places is holier than holy. Where the breeze blows through Tulsi plants, it makes the surrounding areas pure." Leaves mottled green and purple, tending toward purple when plants mature. Aromatic and visually pleasing tea plant of the Ayurvedic tradition. Adaptogenic, immune enhancing, antifungal and antibacterial.


Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Ocimum sanctum, Holy basil, or tulasī, is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native throughout the Eastern World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant.[1] It is an erect, much branched subshrub, 30–60 cm tall with hairy stems and simple opposite green or purple leaves that are strongly scented. Leaves have petioles and are ovate, up to 5 cm long, usually slightly toothed. The flowers are purplish in elongate racemes in close whorls.[2]…