Basil Leaves

Scientific Name :

Ocimum Basilicum

Medicinal Value :

Medically, has application as insecticide and bactericide.

Nutrient Value :

Rich source of iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, Vitamin K, lutein etc.

Culinery and Other Values :

Dried basil leaves and stems used as spice for flavouring foods and seasoning tomato paste products. Sweet basil oil used in perfumery compounds.

Glossary :

  • English : Basil Leaves
  • Tamil : Thulasi / Tirunirrippachai
  • Malayalam : Tulasi / Sivatulasi
  • Telugu : Thulasi / Tulsi-Chettu
  • Kannada : Tulasi / Amli / Huli
  • Hindi : Tulsi / Bawari Bawari / Ban Thulasi
  • Bengali : Babui Tulsi
  • Gujarati : Tulsina / Sabje
  • Konkani : Tuulesi
  • Marathi : Tulsichi / Sabja / Tulasa
  • Oriya : Tulasi / Durlabha
  • Punjabi : Imli / Tulasigidda / Tulasi
  • Urudu : Imli