This new batch of organic Holy Basil is a phenomenal specimen! Although more costly than previous lots it is well worth the increase. It is easy to recognize the premium quality of this essential oil, sourced from a new organic distiller. Known as ‘tulsi’ in India, and other Asian locales, Holy Basil is second among all plants in India only to the sacred lotus. Tulsi has been used in Ayurveda dating back thousands of years and continues to be highly regarded for its healing properties. Tulsi is a cherished Hindu ceremonial herb and is also often found in Thai cooking.