Scientific name: Ocimum gratissimum
Medicinal use: Both the leaves and the oil have antiseptic and stimulating properties, with numerous medicinal applications. This herb can be prescribed as an antipyretic, or to expel intestinal worms, particularly in children. It is also given for headaches, diarrhea, dysentery, postpartum complications, and impotence. It can also be applied externally in cases of rheumatism and lumbago.
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