Botanical source: Ocimum sanctum
Plant part used: The herb
Production: Selectively cultivated
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Note: Holy basil is also known as Tulsi
Fragrance profile: Warm, sweet herbaceous with mild fresh camphor top notes and hints of musk in the bass
Fragrance energy: Pungent-green
Properties: Balancing, energizing, relaxing
Chinese medicine function: To regulate the Qi, warm the interior and harmonize the spirit
Complementary blending: Thyme linalool, Lavender, Spike lavender, Hyssop, Clary sage, Green myrtle, Laurel, Pimenta berry, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Grapefruit
For external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.
I use Holy basil in the bath and on the wrist to calm me down and balance my energy.
I'm a licensed acupuncturist in Maine. I have several clients who see me for neuropathy in their legs and feet. I began using Holy Basil with Clary Sage - rubbing it on their legs and feet prior to needle insertion - and after only a few sessions all are reporting a decrease in pain and better mobility. From the first application of these oils they tell me how good the oils feel immediately.