Holy Basil (Tulsi) Organic Essential Oil
Benefits & How To Use
Holy Basil (Tulsi) Organic Ocimum sanctum (1115) (also known as Basil Sanctum)
Holy Basil is a sacred plant of India, where it is planted around temples and shrines to protect them against negative influences. It is a component in many ayurvedic treatments, and has its main action as a support for the respiratory, immune and digestive systems.
The oil has a fragrance which is refreshing, invigorating, meditative, somewhat reminiscent of clove, and indeed it has a very high eugenol content (a phenol) so it should be used with caution and even then in very low concentrations for aromatherapy massage. The oil is however wonderful for inhaling and in a room diffuser. It blends well with citrus and floral oils. Diffuse before meditation to clarify the mind. Refreshes and invigorates mind, body, and spirit.
More general information about Basil
Please see Basil Essential Oils.
This is a pure therapeutic-quality certified organic aromatherapy essential oil from India, and is obtained from the Blossom/Plant.
About Holy Basil (Tulsi) Organic
- Botanical name: Ocimum sanctum
- Plant family: Lamiaceae
- Also known as: Basil Sanctum
- Production: Distilled
- Cultivation: Certified organic
- Country of origin: India
- Part of plant: Blossom/Plant
- Fragrance family: Green
- Special precautions: Avoid during pregnancy. Can irritate sensitive skin. Do not use for a prolonged period or in concentrations greater than 2%
- Major compounds: Eugenol, beta-Caryophyllene
- Item no: 1115
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