Ocimum tenuiflorum

Ocimum tenuiflorum Ocimum tenuiflorum Ocimum tenuiflorum

Ocimum tenuiflorum, commonly known as holy basil is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. Ocimum tenuiflorum is cultivated for religious and traditional medicine purposes, and also for its essential oil. It is widely used as a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda. Annual or semi-shrubby perennial, to 1.05 m tall; young branches more densely hirsuit with reddish-purple hairs. Leaves 1.4-3 × 0.9-2.0 cm, puberulous above, hirtellous beneath, dotted on both surface with sessile oil glands; petioles0.4-1.8 cm long. Racemes to 12 cm long. Flora leaves 2 ×3 mm. Nutlets 1.5×1 mm, dark brown.

scientific classification

Scientific name Ocimum tenuiflorum
Family name Lamiaceae;
Local name Heen maduruthala
Conservation status LC (NCS) 2012
Status native

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