Ocimum sanctum L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Stem and Leaf: Aerial parts in a tea to treat chest colds and alimentary disorders, such as stomach pains caused by flatulence

Leaf: Juice dropped into the ear to treat earache, and also used as an antiseptic. For skin spots and skin conditions.

Leaf and Flower: Decoction to remedy colds.

CHEM: Leaf extract shows immunostimulatory, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic activity (83,84). Essential oils from leaf show antibacterial and antifungal activity (3). Contains methylchaviol, eugenol and other volatile, commercial oils (3).



Throughout India; grown in houses, gardens and temples.


Leaf—carminative, stomachic, antispasmodic, antiasthmatic, antirheumatic, expectorant, stimulant, hepatoprotective, antiperiodic, antipyretic and diaphoretic.

Seed— used in genitourinary diseases.


Plant—adaptogenic, antistress.

Essential oil— antibacterial, antifungal.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017.

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p447.

Ocimum sanctum L.
Término aceptado: 26-Jun-2018