Holy Basil (Rama) Hydrosol

Light Cellar

Holy Basil (Rama) Hydrosol

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Holy Basil (Rama) Hydrosol


Light Cellar

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6531 Bowness Road Northwest
Calgary AB T3B 0E8


Holy Basil- Rama

Ocimum tenuiflorum


This Rama variety of Holy Basil was Biodynamically grown in Ontario, Biodynamic farming focuses on naturally farming the soil, to "restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony". Considered sacred by the Hindu culture and heralded by Ayurvedic medicine to help counter life's stresses, boost the brain, and balance the chakras. 

It can be taken in water, or mixed into herbal teas. Sprayed on your face to help cleanse skin, reduce inflammation and create softening and tightening of the skin overtime. A great tip when suffering from a cold, place hydrosol in cold-air diffusers in your home. 

Not for use in pregnancy, or if taking blood thinners.

Rama (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is known for its cooling and mellow flavor. The plant has green leaves, white-to-purplish blossoms, and a green or purplish stem. It is cultivated in the Indian plains, as well as private homes and gardens around India.

 What are hydrosols?

Hydrosols are produced by distilling organic or wild-crafted fresh and dried plant materials into therapeutic and aromatic waters. All of our hydrosols that we make in-house are true hydrosols that result from the long and slow traditional distillation process using an alembic copper distiller from Portugal that is lead-free.

During the distillation, we do not separate the essential oils from the final product, so you can be assured that these hydrosol contain the full potency of the plant.  We prefer to use fresh plant material as this allows us to capture not just all the volatile components of the plant, but more importantly, the cellular water from the living plant. This cellular water is usually lost under the conventional high pressurized steam runs for essential oils, or absent when using only dried plant material. It is this cellular water, imbued with nutritious minerals, phytosterols, antioxidants, and countless other natural botanical chemicals, that imparts our hydrosols with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.


**When Shipping Hydrosols in the winter months, We have noticed freezing temperatures have caused shattering of the bottles. Please be aware of this when choosing to ship in winter. If in Calgary, I suggest using our Local delivery option to avoid freezing the product!

Thank You. 

† The statements throughout this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant please consult your  health care provider before use. Information on this site is for educational purposes only.