Versatile Plant

Tulsi Leaves
Flowers of Tulsi

The picture shows leaves of a shrub, Tulsi, scientifically known as Ocimum tenuiflorum.

It is a perennial aromatic plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae.

It is also called Holy basil as it is believed to be sacred in Hindu belief and there are lot of mythological stories about it.

It is thought to bring positivity and peace so, it is planted in homes all over India.

It originated in north central region of India but, it is also grown in Australia, West Africa and middle eastern countries.

It has amazing medicinal properties and it is an essential medicine in Indian Ayurveda system (The medicinal system which is being practised all over the world these days as it includes treatment in natural environment through natural ingredients only).

It has antioxidant, antiseptic and antiviral properties, rich in Vitamin C and enhances the immunity of body.

P.S.- We can call this plant versatile as it has many different properties and abilities.

A random click!

Herbs- 1

While clicking these pictures, I thought they would be just weeds but, surprisingly, they all are of great medicinal use.

Oxalis violaceae

Oxalis violaceae
Commonly known as violet woodsorrel or sour grass.
The herb has many medicinal properties like it is a blood purifier and anthelmintic (Able to destroy parasitic worms).
Clicked this because of its heart shaped leaves.

Euphorbia chamaesyce

Euphorbia chamaesyce
It is uses as folk medicine in treatment of asthma and bronchitis.
Small leaves, small flowers and the herb spread in a large area(Only a part in pic).

Phyllabthus niruri

Phyllabthus niruri
Also called Chanca pierre.
It is one of the Amazon rainforest herbs and used in treatment of kidney stones.
Just loved the pattern of leaves.