Holy basil, is an aromatic plant. It is a small shrub with many branches and strongly scented green leaves. The leaves are ovate and slightly toothed. The flowers are purplish to white. There are two main types grown in India, green-leaved holy basil (Sri Tulsi) and purple-leaved holy basil (Krishna Tulsi) Holy Basil has become a legendary part of Hindu culture over the last five thousand or so years, adorning houses and temples throughout the country and earning it revered names such as “The Elixir of Life” and “Mother Medicine of Nature.”Holy basil oil is pale yellow to yellow in colored fluid liquid and has sweet, pungent and typical odour of Eugenol.
Extraction : Holy Basil Oil is extracted from the leaves, buds and flowers of the basil plant by the method of steam distillation.