Scientific Name: Ocimum sanctum
Country of Origin: India
Synonyms: Albahaca santa, bai gkaprow, baranda, basilic indien, Basilic sacré, Basilic sacré pourpre, Basilic saint, brinda, green holy basil, Indian basil, kala tulsi, Krishna tulasi, krishna tulsi, manjari, ocimum sanctum, rama tulsi, red holy basil, sacred basil, hot basil, and tulasi.
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Plant Parts Used: Leaves and flower buds.
Extraction Method: Distillation of the leaves and flower buds
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow, thin in consistency
Aroma: a strong warm and spicy aroma
Main Note: Top
Main Constituents: methyl eugenol (35% to 50%)
Blends With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Bay Laurel, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram(sweet), Myrtle, Niaouli, Sweet Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Turmeric.
Safety Precautions: The presence of methyleugenol contraindicates anticoagulant medications - may inhibit blood clotting; not to be used in the case of major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders. There is a moderate risk of skin sensitization and low risk of mucus membrane irritation; a maximum dermal use level of 1% is recommended. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
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Type: Essential Oil
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