Holy Basil Ocimum sanctum Essential Oil Information

OcimumSanctum

Basil Holy Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Ocimum sanctum

Tulsi, Sweet Basil

 

Leaves








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale yellow

Thin

Medium-strong








Fragrance

Fresh, spicy-sweet and herbaceous in scent












Benefits

Headaches, indigestion, respiratory discomfort, and acts as an aphrodisiac. 













Blends Well With

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Neroli, Melissa, Lavender, Clove, Marjoram, Lime, Lemon, Juniper, Grapefruit, Rosemary














Constituents

85% Eugenole













Properties

Antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, Carminative, Cephalic, Digestive, Emmenenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Nervine, Stomachic, Sudorific, Tonic















Safety

Not recommended for use topically even at the highest dilutions.








 







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