EPPO Global Database

Ocimum tenuiflorum(OCISA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: OCISA
  • Preferred name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Pakistan), Himalayas, India to Indochina, China (including Taiwan), Malesia, Australia. Introduced in eastern Africa, Caribbean, South America (northwest). Cultivated as a culinary herb and used medicinally

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ocimum sanctum Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
holy basil English
Indian holy basil English
heiliges Basilikum German
indisches Basilikum German
Tulsi German
basilic sacré French
basilic sacré à feuilles vertes French
basilic thaïlandais French
albahaca morada Spanish
basilico sacro Italian
heilige basilicum Dutch
Thaise basilicum Dutch
manjericão-pequeno Portuguese
manjericão-santo Portuguese
tulase Portuguese
helig basilika Swedish
базилик священный Russian
shèng luó lè Chinese
圣罗勒 Chinese
kemangi Indonesian