Basil is commonly known as Tulsi. It is found in a variety of species all over India and most of the corner of the world. In India, it is treated as sacred and herbal plant. The basil hydrosol is extracted by steam distillation process and is known for its calming and antiseptic effect. It is not used as a flavoring agent in any dishes or confectioners, but is exclusively meant for medicinal and herbal treatment.
Herbal oil, natural essential oil
The Basil hydrosol carries the properties like; antiseptic, astringent, aromatic, antioxidant and analgesic. The antioxidant property makes its use in aromatherapy to cure depression, mental stress and increase calmness. It is also good for skin and beauty products companies mix it into their products to cure blemishes, purifying pores and to be used as an astringent. Due to medical benefits, pharmaceutical companies use it in the making of medicines.
|Botonical Name||Ocimum Basilicum|
|Country of Origin||Egypt|
|Color & Odor||Pale yellow liquid with Sweet, spicy, fresh aroma|
|Solubility||Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils|
|Specific Gravity||0.922 @ 72Â°F|
|Refractive Index||1.492@ 72Â°F|
|Flash Point||167 Â°F|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distillation|