Botanical Name : Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke.
Family : Labiatae; Lamiaceae
This plant have the smell of camphor, when leaves are crushed.
Names in different Indian languages :
English : Camphor Basil
Hindi : Karpura Tulasi
Kannada : Karpura Tulasi
Malayalam : Karpura Tulasi
Sanskrit : Karpura Tulasi
Tamil : Karpura Tulasi
Telugu : Karpura Tulasi
Ocimum camphora Guerke
Branched, aromatic under shrub 30-50 cm high, sometimes woody, hairy.
Leaves—simple, opposite, ovate-oblong, – entire or subserrate. Petioles slender hairy
Flowers— very small, pale white, borne in terminal and axillary racemes.
Fruits— subglobose or broadly oblong nutlets.
Flowers and fruits almost throughout the year (mainly during September-February).
Distribution & Habitat :
Chemical constituents :
camphor, pinene, limonene, terpinolene, myrcene, beta-phellandrene, linalool, camphene, p-cymene, borneol and alpha-selinene
spasmolytic, antibacterial, aromatic, antiviral
Cough, ulcer, anorexia, infections
Part used :
Leaf juice 10-15 ml
Powder 2-4 g
Decoction 50-100 ml
Therapeutic Uses :
Leaf juice useful in cough