HOLY BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. violet glass bottle
Production method: Steam distillation
Notes: Made from non-certified organic leaf and seed, also known as “Tulsi”
Botanical Name: Occimum sanctum
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Holy Basil essential oil has an aroma that is more medicinal than Sweet Basil, which smells more like the basil herb we cook with. Holy basil is used in natural perfumery to make fougere, chypre, herbal perfume notes, spice bases, sacred perfumes, and gourmand perfumes. When inhaled, it relieves nervousness, anxiety, and fatigue. It enhances memory and mental clarity. Energetically, Holy Basil expands the awareness of width, or lateral axis, in the human energy field. It is helpful for dancers, martial arts enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to expand fully into the physical body, or improve health, performance, and posture. Spiritually, holy basil promotes peace and tranquility, and helps to establish emotional balance and neutrality.
• Adaptogenic • Antibacterial • Anti-fungal • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-septic (intestinal system) • Anti-spasmodic • Anti-tussive • Anti-viral • Carminative • Diaphoretic • Digestive • Diuretic • Febrifuge • Galactagogue • Hepatic • Laxative • Parturient • Relaxant (muscles) • Stomachic
Top note: Strong, sweet, green, spicy, herbaceous
Heart Note: Green, herbaceous, woody with balsamic undertone
Base Note: Green, herbaceous, woody, balsamic
Classification: Top or heart note
Internal–oral, suppository, inhalation
External–massage, skin application, local and spinal compress, application to points, meridians, and energy centers
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Holy Basil has been used in India as a medicinal tonic and daily tea for thousands of years. It has been used to treat fevers, colds and flu, and to stimulate as well as strengthen the immune system.
Taken internally in proper dilution, it relieves hiccups, digestive upsets, stomach pain and spasm. It can be used topically to eliminate the symptoms of shingles and other herpes conditions, and to relieve dry skin and itching.
Holy Basil enhances the memory, increases mental clarity and sharpens the senses.
Applied to the spine as a spinal compress it can facilitate spontaneous adjustment of vertebrae that are not aligned. It has many healing properties and is a superior oil for spinal application.
Holy Basil essential oil is also one of the most anti-infectious essential oils. It is effective against, staph- and strep- infections, and many other bacterial and viral based illnesses.
- Avoid using with infants, small children, and pregnant or lactating women.
The information on this website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your physician and do your research before using these products. All information is provided for educational purposes and should not be viewed as health claims.
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