Holy Basil Extract

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Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Extraction: 1:4 Dried Aerial Portion
Alcohol Percent: 40% - 60%
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Holy basil has been cherished throughout India for thousands of years. Ayurvedic texts describe holy basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnated in plant form. Many traditional Hindus worship an altar bearing a holy basil plant that is placed in the courtyard of their home or in another prominent location. Today, holy basil remains one of the most cherished of India's sacred plants.

The genus Ocimum contains more than 150 species. Rama holy basil is the most common type of holy basil which is grown in India. Also called tulsi, Ocimum tenuiflorum, is a member of the mint family and features a purple stem with opposite leaves and racemes of white-to-purplish blossoms. Rama tulsi is known for its cooling and mellow flavor and is used as a culinary spice as well as for its healthful qualities. Native to tropical Asia, this aromatic plant is cultivated throughout the Indian plains, as well as in private homes and gardens. Holy basil is a perennial shrub in warmer climates but an annual in cooler habitats.

Referred to as the “Queen of Herbs” and “the Incomparable One” in Ayurveda, holy basil has been revered for its energetics and health promoting qualities for millennia. Tulsi has been a foundational herb not only in Ayurveda but in Siddha, Unani, and Indian folk medicine practices as well. The herb is considered energetically warming with a sweet and pungent taste. In Ayurveda, holy basil is often employed as a nervine, adaptogen, and daily tonic. Holy basil supports immune health to help you stay feeling your best.*

Holy basil extract has a comparatively mellow flavor and is aromatic. The liquid extract is often used in formulations and blends well with maca extract, ashwagandha extract, and oats extract. Additionally, the tincture can be taken in water, juice, or squirted into herbal teas such as echinacea and elder tea. Holy basil tincture is a convenient ally for on the go support throughout the seasons. 

Organic alcohol, water, and fresh organic holy basil aerial portion.

Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.

• 8 oz. size comes in an amber glass bottle with a plastic screw cap and does not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.

Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.


Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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