OCIMUM SANCTUM (Holy Basil, Tulsi)
Holy Basil, Tulsi
USES : Aphrodisiac
It has very good carminative and expectorant properties. It is sacred plant for the Hindus, so that it is mostly cultivated at home as pot-herb. It has two varieties :
(i) Ram tulsi and (ii) Shyam tulsi. Tincture of O. sanctum is used in Homeopathy. It is a very good mosquito repellant plant.