Holy Basil steam distilled water, traditionally known as the ark, is technically referred to as Hydrosol. This is steam-distilled water that contains the water-soluble nutrients of the herb Holy Basil.
This ark has multiple uses in our life from being an effective medicine (preventive and curative remedy) to a useful skincare ingredient.
WHAT IS SHAYMA TULSI /HOLY BASIL
Shyama Tulsi or Holy Basil is an aromatic shrub with exceptional medicinal value usually found in every Indian home. Holy Basil/Tulsi’s scientific name is Ocimum Sanctum. It is purple to dark-colored leaves and is considered the best of all the basil breeds amongst the Rama tulsi or Vana Tulsi and other basil varieties available. The nature of holy basil is warm hence helps normalize Kapha and vata.
Basil leaves benefits are known to almost every Indian but the convenience attached to the allopathic pills have pushed aside the Ayurveda healing and medicinal herbs. And this simply over the years has made it a secondary line of treatment thus rendering it ineffective.
In Ayurveda, the holy basil is known as “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs”. With its spiritual and medicinal properties, the herb is revered as the elixir of life. The emerging science on holy basil suggests basil leaves as a tonic to the human body with pharmacological benefits.
MAKING OF HOLY BASIL ARK/HYDROSOL AT SNAANA
At SNAANA the steam distilled hydrosol of holy basil is made with basil leaves and stems. The fresh herb is cut and steam distilled in which the steam passes through the herb and turns to droplets of water when it comes in contact with the condenser. It is like our earth’s rain process of evaporation- condensation, and droplets of water. This ancient process is considered best even today because of it being totally chemical and preservative-free. The collected droplets of water are free of contamination, debris thus making it stay good for more than a year when stored properly.
Holy Basil cultivation is also done at SNAANA farms just to ensure pesticide-free produce. Purity and preservative-free make this ark a healthy synthetic-free choice in the right treatment and upkeep of the body.
RESEARCH BACKED BENEFITS OF SHYAMA TULSI HYDROSOL/ARRK
- When consumed
Potent Adaptogen – promotes wellness and resilience by balancing the metabolic activity in the body. Add 2 tablespoons to half a glass of warm water and drink every morning and bedtime.
Protects against harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and radiations. Intake helps flush out the toxins and mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy. Two water-soluble nutrients (flavonoids) orientin and vicenin have shown protection against radiation-induced damage. Add 3 tablespoons in half a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat this 3 times a day for few months.
- Infection protection
application and intake provide antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal effects.
Treats physical, metabolic, and mental stress. Drink 3 tablespoons of Shyama tulsi ark diluted in a half glass of warm water twice a day.
- Sore throat
Intake of basil hydrosol with a ginger hydrosol or marjoram hydrosol will help treat the cold and cough. Add 2 tablespoon of the ark to half a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat the remedy 3-4 times a day for 3-4 days for best results.
- Oily skin/blackheads/acne –
The application of holy basil hydrosol as a toner helps purify the skin pores and balances the oil production. Excess oil in pores causes blackheads and acne.
- Skin rashes –
The anti-inflammatory benefits of basil leaves soothe the skin and relieve the itch.
- Scalp itch and dandruff –
Apply the hydrosol on a clean scalp every day to treat dandruff. Always use after wash for best results.
HOLY BASIL TEA DROPS
Potent nutrient drops of Holy Basil ( Tulsi drops) – Flavonoids rich
Add about 1-2 teaspoon or 10 -15 drops to a cup of warm water. And enjoy the holy basil tea. Holy basil water is water-soluble nutrient-rich water of basil leaves & stems. This simple, quick, and convenient way of making tea help stick to the regular routine of drinking turmeric tea at home and while you are on a trip.
Intake of holy basil leaves & stem ark in-season change helps increase the immunity in the body.
MAKING OF HOLY BASIL WATER – ARK AT SNAANA
CARE FOR THE PRODUCT
Use the product within 2 months of opening the pack. Use it regularly to feel the benefits of using turmeric water. Apart from the amber color mist bottle – keep other sized bottles in the refrigerator. Always close the lid tight immediately after use as the product is 100% free from chemicals and preservatives hence proper care is needed.
Please do not use the product if you are allergic to Basil. Though the product is absolutely free from chemicals and preservatives, we suggest you do a patch/intake test before using it as a regular product.