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Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum sanctum
Common Name: Tulsi (aka Holy Basil, can also be spelled Tulasi)
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum (synonymous with Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Botany: A short-lived perennial herb or small shrub, often grown as an annual. Native to India.
History: Tulsi plays an important role in many Hindu traditions and worship. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic treatments because of its healing properties.
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Herbaceous, spicy, medicinal
Color of Oil: Pale yellow
Note: Top-Middle Note
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Rosemary
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Tulsi balances the emotions and dispels fear and sadness.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Tulsi is anti-fungal and antispasmodic. It controls acne and aids colds, fever, headache, and heart disease. Tulsi also benefits the respiratory tract and gastric disorders and is a liver decongestant.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Tulsi opens the heart chakra.
Chemical Constituents: caryophyllene, elemene, eugenol, linalool
Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy. Toxic at high concentrations.
Color Energy: Violet - Uplifting