- Botany: Holy Basil is used for aromatic, medicinal and spiritual purposes and is very popular in India. It is part of the Lamiaceae botanical family.
- Other Common Names: Tulsi, Tulasi, and Thulasi
- Scent Profile: Top note with a warm, spicy, and sweet aroma.
- Supports the immune system
- Soothes pain, inflammation, and tension.
- Uplifting for feelings of anxiety and depression
- helps to balance the chakras and restore emotional balance.
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lime, Oakmoss, and Opopanax
- According to Tisserand & Young: Holy Basil may contain methyleugenol, inhibit blood clotting, with a moderate risk of skin sensitization and a low risk of mucous membrane irritation.
- Oral precautions: may interact with pethidine, MAOI's or SSRIs (anti-depressants), anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders.
- 1% Maximum dermal limit and 0.07% according to IFRA
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.