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Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Essential Oil

Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Essential Oil

From: CA$15.73

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Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum. Synonym: Ocimum sanctum
English Name: Holy Basil, Tulsi
French Name: Basilic sacré, tulsi
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: India, Thailand

History and Origin

Ocimum tenuiflorum is an annual plant that grows up to 70 centimeters in height. Its small flowers are white and purple. The plant is native to India, but it is now cultivated in all over Southeast Asia. Holy basil is a very important plant in the traditional Indian medicine. "Tulsi" is the name in Hindi and means "incomparable". In India, holy basil is often planted in front of houses and temples to bring divine protection. 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Leaves
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear mobile liquid colorless to pale yellow. Its aroma is herbaceous, fresh and spicy. 
Properties : Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, hyperemiant, cardiotonic, analgesic, antispasmodic, uterotonic (at high doses), vitalizing, immunostimulant.
Indications : Bacterial and viral infections, immune deficiency, heart failure, abdominal spasms, exhaustion, stress.

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Holy basil essential oil is energizing and stimulating. It gives courage and willpower to meet and accomplish its objectives. It helps face conflicts and change.

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Uses

Culinary

Holy basil is mainly used in Thai cuisine to cook chicken, pork and beef stir-fry. It is also used to make infusions.

Skincare

Its antioxidant properties make it an excellent anti-ageing care. Holy basil can also help fight against skin imperfections.

Synergy

It blends well with rose, rosewood, Ho Wood, green myrtle and frankincense.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Dermocaustic.
  • Its eugenol content can make it hepatotoxic if an overdose is taken.
  • Not recommended for babies, children and pregnant women. 

Chromatography

Lot B-OCTEEIND03S (2017/12)

India

Phenol: eugenol (62,56 %)

Sesquiterpenes : e-caryophyllene (28,28 %), alpha-humulene (3,16 %)

 

Lot B-OCTEEIND03S (2018/07)

India

Phenol: eugenol (61,16 %)

Sesquiterpenes : e-caryophyllene (29,80 %), alpha-humulene (3,60 %)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Documentation and References

  • WERNER, Monica, BRAUNSCHWEIG, Ruth Von, L’aromathérapie : Principes, indications, utilisations, Éditions Vigot.
  • MCVICAR, Jekka, La passion des herbes : aromatiques, culinaires, médicinales, cosmétiques et comment les cultiver, Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur.
  • BOSSON, Lydia, L’aromathérapie énergétique, Éditions Amyris.
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