Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Tulsi (Holy Basil) - AroMeds Ocimum sanctum ct eugenol  is organically grown in India and the leaves and flowering tops are steam distilled. It is in the labiatae plant family, is a middle note with a warm, sweet/spicy, herbaceous, clove-like aroma.

Uses-

  • Tulsi can enhance focus and concentration, relieving intellectual fatique. Add 15 drops to 2 ounces of water in a spray bottle, and mist your face/head as needed...simple and stimulating.
  • Tulsi has a chemical constituent called eugenol in it (like clove), and is very effective when addressing physical pain symptoms in massage blends.
  • Tulsi can be used for womens health issues, like painful menses, or scant or delayed periods.
  • Its digestive qualities make it helpful when dealing with nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia and gastric spasms.
  • Its antispasmotic and expectorant qualities make it useful with respiratory issues, like congestion, bronchitis, colds and flu.

Blends well with- lemon, bergamot, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lavender, geranium, citronella, eucalyptus, clary sage, peppermint, rosemary, petitgrain

Notes of interest- Eugenol in tulsi is a powerful gift from nature, but certain people should avoid it. Do not use during pregnancy, if you have epilepsy or if you have a clotting disorder. Do not use on children under two years old. If using topically, a dilution of no more than 0.5% is recommended. (3 drops per 1 ounce carrier) 

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Resources-

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

 


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