Tulsi oil has an important role in the tradition and religious cult of India. Its popular name – tulsi – refers to the divine origin of this herb. The aroma that it brings can be described as rich and deep but actually it is hard to describe it with words. It’s much better to try that yourself. Many people prefer to use this oil as a background for meditation. In Ayurveda tulsi oil is used to take care of body and soul but also to reduce pain.

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Tulsi essential oil | Ocimum tenuiflorum

Traditional use: Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), commonly known as tulsi, is an outstanding herb. In Indian culture it’s been worshipped for thousands of years – that is why Hindu prefer to call it a holy plant. To most of the people basil is usually associated with a distinctive, herbal smell that will certainly be a great fit to many dishes. It is worth noting, however, that in the kitchen we usually use the leaves of common basil (Ocimum basilicum). Even though both of those plants are similar, it is the holy basil that has a special place in natural medicine and aromatherapy. Its deep, spicy herbal-mint aroma has been checked thoroughly and described in detail in medical textbooks, particularly Ayurvedic. But this type of basil is not out of the question when it comes to cooking! In fact, some people prefer to use holy basil as a spice in food and drinks.

Holy basil essential oil certainly deserves our attention because of its health-promoting properties. Traditionally it has been used to release the tension in muscles and reduce pain of different origin. In addition to that, tulsi supports proper functioning of the immune system, makes it easier to destroy pathogens and helps to deal with inflammation that accompanies infections. Some people use it in cosmetics because it helps to cleanse the skin and give it a vibrant look, mostly by destroying free oxygen radicals. The relaxing powers of holy basil are also very important. It affects the central nervous system, helps to clear the mind of thoughts and gives more focus. Many Ayurveda enthusiasts use it as an addition to a meditation routine or simply inhale the aroma of tulsi before going to sleep.

Occurrence: Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It usually reaches the height of 30-60 cm and grows on a thin, hairy stem. Its small, oval leaves with serrated edges have a green color, sometimes becoming dark red. They release a strong smell thanks to the high amount of essential oil. The small purple flowers are gathered in clusters. 

Tulsi basil naturally occurs in the tropical climate, but the crops of this plant can be found in many countries. For religious and traditional purposes holy basil is especially popular in India. This is the country of origin for the plants that were used to obtain the essential oil available in our shop.

Biochemistry: Tulsi essential oil contains many active substances. The most important ones include: methyl eugenol (the highest amount), beta-caryophyllene, germacrene D, borneol, linalool. In smaller amounts there can also be found: alpha-pinene, camphor and limonene.

The oil available in our shop is produced with a method of steam distillation from the leaves of holy basil (Ocimum sanctum). Thanks to that every drop is optimally condensed and has an aroma bouquet unique for this plant.

Aroma: Middle note of high intensity and low durability.

Fun fact: The Hindu name of holy basil – tulsi – refers to the name of goddess Tulsi – one of the most important spirits in the pantheon of Hindu religion. People who worship Tulsi believe that the holy basil is a manifestation of the goddess on Earth.

How does Tulsi essential oil | Ocimum tenuiflorum work?

Supports intellectual performance: Holy Basil essential oil has a distinctive, beautiful aroma, but it also shows the ability to tune up the mind positively. Research indicates aromatherapy with this oil can increase mental alertness and facilitate completing tasks that require intellectual abilities. Perhaps it is possible because Holy Basil oil contains active compounds that stimulate the activity of acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter responsible for cognitive abilities, including memory and concentration.

Relieves symptoms of stress: Honed experts of traditional Indian medicine use Tulsi to soothe the body and spirit. They believe this plant is particularly helpful for counteracting negative thoughts and restoring a sense of mental comfort. Research shows that Holy Basil oil relieves perceived anxiety and nervous tension. It has also been proven to support well-being and reduce psychosomatic symptoms of stress.

Regulates the immune system: Tulsi supports both mental and physical spheres of our functioning. Studies indicate that it increases the number of white blood cells, which is crucial for efficient defense against pathogenic microbes. It also facilitates the protection against these uninvited guests by inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria and fungi. At the same time, it prevents the excessive spread of inflammation. It is this property of the oil that makes tulsi a valued remedy for relieving joint pain caused by ailments such as rheumatic lesions.

Improves skin and hair condition: Scientific results have shown that Holy Basil essential oil can be particularly helpful for the skin. Its antibacterial properties make it helpful in fighting acne. Its active compounds are really powerful antioxidants. By neutralizing free radicals, they prevent premature aging of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Tulsi oil is also able to reduce blemishes and smooth the skin. In addition, it helps to get rid of dandruff. Simultaneously, this ingredient strengthens hair and increases its volume.

Tulsi essential oil | Ocimum tenuiflorum product specification

PRODUCT FORM:
  • natural essential oil
INGREDIENTS:
  • 100% extract from the leaves of holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
PACKAGING:
  • glass bottle with a dropper containing 10 ml / 30 ml / 50 ml /100 ml / 2×100 ml of oil (depending on a chosen variation)
  • seal ring on a bottle
  • netto weight: 10 g / 30 g / 50 g / 100 g / 2×100 g (depending on a chosen variation)
INTENDED USE:
  • aromatherapy
  • neuroregulation
  • natural medicine
  • cosmetics, perfumes
LEGAL STATUS:
  • ingredient admitted to trading in the EU and the US

How to use Tulsi essential oil | Ocimum tenuiflorum?

BATH:
  • add 3-4 drops to hot water and spread it evenly
MASSAGE:
  • add 3-4 drops to the carrier oil
INHALATION:
  • add 4-5 drops to hot water
AROMATHERAPY:
  • add 4-5 drops to an aromatherapy diffuser
PERFUMES:
  • adjust the quantity to reach the desired aroma note
COSMETICS:
  • use accordingly to the procedure

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The above information about products should be considered a historical and scientific facts, not a recommendation on how to use a specific substance. Dietary supplements should not be treated as an alternative to a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. The above information is not medical advice. Every use of a dietary supplement or herbal/nootropic compound should be consulted with a doctor or a specialist. Dietary supplements as well as nootropic and herbal compounds should not be mixed with medication. Our products should not be used by breastfeeding women and by the people under the age of 18.