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Basil (Holy) Essential Oil

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Holy Basil is also commonly known as Tulsi and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine throughout history. In many cultures throughout the world it has been used for its spiritual and medicinal properties.

Name of Oil:  Holy Basil


Latin Binomial:  Ocimum tenuiflorum


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  India


Scent Profile: Warm, strong, spicy


Parts used in distillation:  Leaves, flowers, buds


Oil Characteristics: Pale yellow, thin, strong


Cultivation:  Non Sprayed
Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Muscle spasms, respiratory ailments, fatigue and menstrual complaints.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Mental fatigue.

History

Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Chemical Constituents

eugenol, 1,8 cineole, estragole, b-bisabolene, z-a-bisabolene

Safety & References

Safety:

Possible skin irritant, use proper dilution guideline.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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