Basil Essential Oil (Shyama Tulsi)


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At SNAANA we steam distill basil essential oil from leaves and stems of Holy basil in Hindi also called Shyama Tulsi. Holy basil essential oil is hot in nature and has a warm, spicy, strong pungent aroma and bitter taste. It can be used internally, topically, and aromatically for the needed relief.


Steam Distilled Essential oil of Basil Leaf

Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

  • Antiinflammatory – relieve muscular pain.
  • Anti-oxidant, magnesium & vitamins – Slows down the effect of aging, fights free radical damage.
  • Immune Booster
  • Fever reducer ( antipyretic)
  • Pain reducer ( analgesic)
  • Cancer Fighter
  • Liver protector
  • Alkalises the body and improve digestion.

Holy Basil can help prevent and reverse cancer because of phytochemicals like eugenol, rosmarinic acid, epigenin, myretenal, luteolin, and carnosic acid found in it. Many research published in various known journals like Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, the Journal Nutrition and Cancer have come out in support of holy basil protecting the body from radiation poisoning and help treat radiation damage. Also, doctors in the last 3-4 decades have found that chemotherapy and radiotherapy are not really successful in treating patients plus the heavy side effects. Tulsi and many more such herbs have proved to be anti-cancerous.

Since we steam distill essential oils in-house so we do have each of the herbs ark/hydrosol/steam distilled water also available. Hydrosols can also be consumed and applied for desired results.

Basil Essential Oil  Application

Always dilute essential oils and use them. Always use essential oils under guidance. For this, you can always consult us through email. Send your concerns and queries on essential oil to


A drop of essential oil is extracted from more than 100 leaves of a plant therefore these are very powerful and concentrated oil and hence should always be used under proper guidance. Doses of essential oils vary for prevention and cure and also depend on the age, body constitution, and health of an individual. For any further information that you may need, please contact us.


Q1: Which Basil Essential oil is the best to use?

There are multiple basil breeds available out of which holy basil also known as Shyama Tulsi is considered the therapeutic and revered in every Indian home. Always use edible steam distilled essential oil even for application on the skin.

Q2: What are the effects of Basil Essential oil?

Basil essential oil is aromatic, antibacterial, analgesic, antispasmodic and antimicrobial. It is used in multiple ways in order to maintain good health.

Q3: How to use Basil Essential oil on the skin?

Always dilute the essential oil in carrier oil like jojoba or watermelon and use it on skin or hair. It is very good at treating and preventing acne, blackheads, allergy concerns, etc

Q4: Can Basil Essential oil use for hair?

Yes, basil essential oil diluted in a light carrier oil can benefit hair in treating dandruff, itch, and hair fall.

Q5: What are some uses of Basil Essential Oil?

Basil essential oil is generally used in bronchitis, arthritis, inflammation, acne, ringworms, dandruff, and reports suggest holy basil can treat cancer cells.

Q6: What blends well with Basil Essential Oil?

Holy basil essential oil blends well with almost all essential oils be it mint, citrus, floral, or herbal.

Q7: Can you use Basil Essential Oil for Aromatherapy?

Yes, basil essential oil is well-known oil amongst the therapist to heal & balance the human body. It’s used as a stimulant, antibacterial, antiviral, decongestant, antidepressant, antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, antiseptic, expectorant, and much more.

Q8: Is Basil Essential Oil anti-bacterial?

Basil essential oil may work against some bacteria and provide relief. It can speed up wound healing and may make the crusty layer stronger, not easy to break. Always dilute it in a carrier oil or a blend of carrier oils like jojoba, hempseed, coconut, and kalonji oil and apply.

Holy Basil

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