Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum.
Part Used: Fresh flowering tops.
About Holy Basil Tincture: Holy Basil is highly respected in the Ayurvedic system of healing and around the world. This beautiful and aromatic plant strengthens and supports the health of the nervous, immune, respiratory, and endocrine systems. Deeply balancing, Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, helps to encourage vitality and well-being, in part due to its adaptogenic qualities. We love this plant for the way it supports mood and digestion. Holy Basil uplifts the spirit, brings clarity to the mind, balance to the body, and peace to the heart and home.
Many households in southern India tend a Holy Basil plant in their courtyard for divine protection and clearing negativity. This much revered herb helps to open the heart and mind, inspire harmony and spiritual clarity, enhance feelings of love and compassion, and guide humans to live more consciously with reverence for all of nature.
Garden Notes: Hundreds of Holy Basil plants grace our Biodynamic gardens. These aromatic plants with delicate pink flowers grow to be lush and bushy and provide an abundance of leaves and flowers for our teas, glycerites, and tinctures. Each week throughout the summer, we hand-gather the fresh flowering tops amidst native bees and honeybees who also appreciate the medicine of this plant. Holy Basil's pungent fragrance uplifts our spirits and the energy of our gardens. We prepare this fresh tincture as quickly as possible after gathering. Truly an honor that Holy Basil has come to the west from India, touching many people's hearts and minds.
Taste / Energetics: bitter, spicy, aromatic, sweet, fruity, warming, drying.
Actions: adaptogen, nervine, lung tonic, immune tonic, digestive tonic.
When to reach for it: For supporting mind, body, and soul; gently opening the emotional heart; supporting meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. To help bring clarity to the mind and fill the heart with compassion. As an ally when gardening, traveling, and taking on a new project. To keep with you at work to help you stay heart-centered and grounded. During seasonal changes and when seeking balance. While practicing plant spirit meditations.
Ingredients: Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) flowering tops†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^.
Servings: 60 per 1 ounce bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops (.5ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: Consult with your healthcare practitioner for use during pregnancy.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.