Botanical Name: Ocimum adscendens Wild

Family: Labiatae; Lamiaceae



Endemic plant, seen in Western Ghats. Used in folk for treatment of cough and cholera.






Branched, aromatic under shrub 30-50 cm high, sometimes  woody, hairy.

Leaves—simple, opposite,  oblong or ovate-oblong, obtuse or acute, - entire or subserrate. Petioles slender hairy 

Flowers— very small, borne in terminal and axillary racemes.

Fruits— subglobose or broadly oblong nut lets.

Flowers and fruits almost throughout the year (mainly during September-February).


Distribution & Habitat

Western ghats


Chemical constituents:

 camphor, pinene, limonene, terpinolene, myrcene




Fever, cholera


Part used:




5-6 ml



Therapeutic Uses:

  1. Leaf juice + sugar useful in cholera.





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