BASIL, HOLY “TULSI” Ocimum sanctum India
Ocimum sanctum is known as Tulsi, flowering tops and leaves are steam distilled mainly in India to obtain this Holy essential oil. Tulsi is very Spiritually relevant as it is most sacred to the Hindu Gods. Holy Basil is in most gardens and sometimes even forbidden to be used by humans. I believe though that this early manifestation of holiness is meant to be utilized by us as earth beings to gain higher states of consciousness. One must always follow their own intuitive path and choose what feels authentic to themselves.
Tusi Basil is mind opening, by alerting the senses these invigorating powers give strength and fortitude to the physical form. On a metaphysical level Tulsi herb offers protection in the auric field that surrounds us allowing heightened awareness. Tulsi Basil has many positive traits on a biological level and is an exceptional essential oil for protection formulations, devotional blends and and sacred parfums. The hydrosol that is obtained as the essential oil is derived holds much value also, fostering wellness with its uses. Holy Basil water is excellent to mist the atmosphere and the body, this form of hydrolat is the one I like to utilize for its medicinal value. Adding a teaspoon of the water to a glass of pure spring water adds vitality and enhances immunity. I would not drink the essential oil, that is for aromatic formulations for the Spirit, Soul and psyche.