Basil Oil (Holy Basil)
Botanical Name: Ocimum Sanctum
Country Of Origin: India
Cultivation: Organically/ Traditionally Cultivated
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Parts Extracted From: Leaves & Flowers
Shelf Life: 4-5 Years
Colour & Appearance: Pale Yellow to Yellow Colour
Safety & Warnings: Holy Basil Essential Oil (oral usage) inhibit blood clotting, cause drug interactions, cause skin & mucous membrane sensitization. Contraindications: May interact with pethidine, MAOIs or SSRIs, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia & other bleeding disorders.
Advantages & Applications: Basil has antioxidant, antibiotic, antiseptic, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiulcer, chemopreventive and antipyretic properties.
It is helpful in preventing common cold, cough, fever, It has stimulant as well as anthelminthic property.
It is also used as mosquito and insect repellent.