Tulsi Powder - What Is it?

Holy Basil with Medicinal Properties

We use Tulsi Powder to make our Patchouli Face Scrubs and Tea Tree Shampoos. I’ve been using this ingredient for years for my hair, facial mask and also in facial scrubs.

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum leaf) is also called Holy Basil and has been recognised to have several medicinal properties by Ayurveda, Siddha, Greek, Roman & Unani medicines.

Country of Origin: India. Colour: Green. Odour: spicy, dried herb, slight menthol note. Method: Powder is obtained from the ground leaves.

Health Benefits

  • Improves concentration & memory.

  • Promotes the circulation of energy.

  • Relaxing & soothing, reduces anxiety.

  • Anti-spasmodic (used in gastric disorder for children).

  • Stimulates digestion.

  • Reduces breathing issues.

  • Treats headaches.

Skin Benefits

  • Purifies the skin.

  • Mattifies the skin.

  • Relieves sensitive skin.

  • Antibacterial properties (great to fight pimples, acne and eczema).

Hair benefits

  • Detoxifying.

  • Soothes the scalp.

  • Treats dandruff.

  • Hydrates the scalp.

  • Healthier and stronger hair.

These properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they can not in any way constitute or substitute for medical information that only health professionals can dispense. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult a doctor.

Sources: https://www.aroma-zone.com/info/fiche-technique/poudre-ayurvedique-tulsi-bio-aroma-zone https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sushil_Mahapatra/publication/44636849_The_science_behind_sacredness_of_Tulsi_Ocimum_sanctum_Linn/links/55e81abf08aeb6516262f769/The-science-behind-sacredness-of-Tulsi-Ocimum-sanctum-Linn.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4868837/ https://www.beautyglimpse.com/tulsi-health-benefits/

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