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Sapotaceae

Mimusops elengi – The Bullet Wood Tree

Mimusops elengi This is a tropical evergreen tree found mostly in south-eastern Asia and some parts of Northern Australia. It is known by different names, மகிழம் or வகுளம் in Tamil, Bullet Wood or Spanish Cherry in English. Mimusops elengi was quite popular in Tamil Nadu during the ancient times but are
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Ocimum sanctum
Lamiaceae

Ocimum tenuiflorum – The Holy Basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum is an aromatic plant. It is known for its medicinal value and is widely used all-over India for various purposes. It is considered so sacred in India that people use to worship this plant. Taxonomy Kingdom:PlantaeDivision:AngiospermsSub-Division:EudicotsClass:AsteridsOrder:LamialesFamily:LamiaceaeGenus:OcimumSpecies:O. tenuiflorum Occurrence The Tulsi or O. tenuiflorum is native to India and also grows
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