Ocimum gratissimum

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Uses As Per Literature: 

Medicine: The leaves and stems are used internally in the treatment of colds, especially chest colds; fevers, headaches, impotence, flatulence, diarrhoea, dysentery, post-partum problems, and worms in children
Food: Leaves are cooked and eaten as a potherb, either on its own or sometimes combined with other leaves and the seeds of watermelon. The leaves are also used as a flavouring with other foods

Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Leaves are  used to treat anaemia, dysentery, headache, typhoid, ulcer sore and stomachache.

Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Anaemia
  • Dysentery
  • Headache
  • Stomachache
  • Typhoid
  • Ulcer