Holy basil

Family Name: Lamiaceae , English Name: Holy basil ,Sanskrit : Vrinda,Amrita ,Hindi: Tulsi

Holy basil is known in India with several names. Explaining importance of holy basil is like trying to describe the importance of Sun. It is a medicinal herb which has the capability to control any type of disorder. It is easily available everywhere and is fragrant and beautiful. Its several varieties are found. Out of these the white and black tulsi are the most important ones.

Properties:

It gets easily absorbed in the system, anthelmintic, cures cough, excites heart and purifies the blood. It causes sweating and is ani-pyretic and cures swelling and oedema.

It is widely used to treat following:

Dermatoses

For promoting physical strength

Headache

Early ejaculation

Night blindness

Chronic rhinitis

Vomiting

Post delivery pain

Cough, cold

Diarrhoea and loose motion

Inflammation of urinary bladder

Impotency

Indigestion

Ear pain

Snake bite

Malaria fever

Typhoid

Skin care

Wound