Family : Lamiaceae
Habitat : Basil tulsi was first cultivated in India. Now it is cultivated world over now Including Asia, Africa, Central Africa and Southern America
Odour : Slightly pungent and Spicy odour
Part of plant used : Leaves, Seeds and Roots
Method of extraction : Steam Distilled
Dosha effect of oil : In terms of the Ayurvedic doshas, tulsi is bitter and pungent, and however, it can have a mild Pitta-aggravating effect in individuals who are severely overheated.
Therapeutic indication : Respiratory tract infections, anti aging, cough & cold, decreased immunities, allergies & infection, Jaundice and viral hepatitis, diabetes, inflammation, Skin related problems, general body weakness, indigestion, constipation and hemorrhoids, abnormal blood pressure, acidity, worms.
Mind/Emotions : Uplifting and stimulating.
Safety Data : Non-toxic.