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Basil, Holy (Tulsi)

$9.00

Tulsi~ Holy Basil
Plant Name: Tulsi (Holy Basil) Ocimum sanctum
Origin: INDIA

About Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

  • Tulsi is Eugenol-rich essential oil that is a clear white liquid displaying a soft, sweet, green, spicy-herbaceous bouquet with a fine balsamic, woody undertone. Tenacity is very good. This one is spicy!
  • Opens the heart, brings harmony to the mind

How to Use Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

  • medicated ghee
  • compresses
  • Aromatherapy, diffusing

Other Ways To Use Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

  • NERVE TONIC: Dilute 10 drops per ounce of carrier oil and massage along the spine
  • FEVER: 10 drops per ounce of carrier oil and massage onto neck
  • EXPECTORANT: Add 1-2 drops into a bowl of boiling water - inhale to release congestion - Eucalyptus can be added as well (keep tissues handy)
  • STRESS RELIEF: 20 drops lavender, 10 drops Tulsi, 5 drops Chamomile into 4 oz of carrier oil and massage into skin as needed
  • DIGESTIVE: Compress - add 5 drops to 1 cup warm water, put cloth in the water, wring out lightly and apply to abdomen
  • INSECT BITES: one drop on a bandage applied to bite will remove poison

Use in Ayurveda for Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

  • Reduces Kapha
  • Reduces Vata
  • Pitta increase, in excess
  • Considered a Sattvic plant

Aromatic Profile and Product Details of Tulsi~ Holy Basil  Essential Oil

  1. Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
  2. Origin: India
  3. Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
  4. Cultivation/Harvesting: Biodynamic, Wildcrafted
  5. Plant Part: Leaves and flowering tops
  6. Color: clear to slightly pale yellow/green
  7. Consistency: Thin, mobile

Blends well with These Essential Oils

  1. Lavender Kashmir
  2. Clary Sage
  3. Lime
  4. Geranium
  5. Bergamot

Safety Considerations for Tulsi~ Holy Basil  Essential Oil

  • Avoid use in high Pitta
  • Use caution in pregnancy
  • Avoid if susceptible to epilepsy

History or facts of Tulsi~ Holy Basil  Essential Oil

  • The Tulsi plant is regarded as a Goddess, or Divine Mother, and the consort of Lord Krishna with special ceremonies performed to mark the start of the marriage season, where holy basil is placed upon altars with flowers and food being offered.
  • It is regarded as the incarnation to Vishu
  • According to the Rig Veda, an ancient text written over 5,000 years ago and the first book of Ayurveda, Tulsi was an herb well regarded for its many healing properties. It is regarded in Ayurveda as the “elixir of life” and it is also believed to be a promoter of immortality.


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