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  • Additional Name(s): Tulsi
  • Color: Pale Yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
  • Scent: Strong, warming and spicy. Aromatically, Holy Basil smells like a cross between traditional basil and clove essential oils.

Action: Nervine, mucolytic, expectorant, antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic, antidiabetic, immunostimulant, antioxidant, adaptogen, euphoric.

Benefits, Indications: Lowers fever, reduces cholesterol, stress relief, infections, ulcerations, curative for insect bites, depression, fatigue, insomnia, migraines, digestive tonic, heart tonic. Recent studies indicate the high eugenol content in holy basil essential oil renders it beneficial as an analgesic.

Several other published studies show it to be effective against acne, a stress reliever, cancer metastasis inhibitor, and an effective antifungal with candida. Such documented findings have sparked a host of clinical studies.



Chemical Constituents: up to 85% Eugenole

Companion Oils: Citrus oils, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, bergamot, clary sage, hyssop, sandalwood, cedarwood, chamomile, lavender, florals, geranium, lime, opopanax, oak moss, citronella.

Precautions: Use with caution and avoid in topical use, even if strongly diluted. Do not use while pregnant, on the elderly or on babies, or if you are epileptic.

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