Holi Basil Oil
Botanical Name Osimum Sanctum
Holy basil, is an aromatic plant. It is a small shrub with many branches and strongly scented green leaves. The leaves are ovate and slightly toothed. The flowers are purplish to white. There are two main types grown in India, green-leaved holy basil (Sri Tulsi) and purple-leaved holy basil (Krishna Tulsi) Holy Basil has become a legendary part of Hindu culture over the last five thousand or so years, adorning houses and temples throughout the country and earning it revered names such as â€œThe Elixir of Lifeâ€ and â€œMother Medicine of Nature.â€Holy basil oil is pale yellow to yellow in colored fluid liquid and has sweet, pungent and typical odour of Eugenol.Extraction
Holy Basil Oil is extracted from the leaves, buds and flowers of the basil plant by the method of steam distillation.
Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Verbena, Marjoram, Bergamot.
It is used for culinary purposes. Like massage oil, increases shine of skin & hair.
Holy Basil oil is helpful in treatment of Acne & other skin infections. It has a carminative property and is used for treating indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps.
Holy Basil oil provides immediate relief in colds & influenza also helpful in treatment of whooping cough.
It is used in treatment of infections such as cuts, wounds, skin & bladder infections.
It is widely used in Aromatherapy, because of its refreshing aroma.
Holy Basil oil improves blood circulation. It provides relief from pain.
It has a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections
Safety and precautions
Since it can irritate a sensitive skin, it must be used with care on people with sensitive skins. It also has emmenagogue properties, so it must be avoided during pregnancy.