Holy Basil steam distilled water, traditionally known as ark, is technically referred to as Hydrosol. This is a steam distilled water which contains the water soluble nutrients of herb Holy Basil.
This ark has multiple uses in our life from being an effective medicine (preventive and curative remedy) to a useful skin care ingredient.
Shyama Tulsi or Holy Basil is an aromatic shrub with exceptional medicinal value usually found in every Indian home. Holy Basil/Tulsi’s scientific name is Ocimum Sanctum. It is purple to dark coloured leaves and is considered the best of all the basil breeds amongst the Rama tulsi or Vana Tulsi and other basil varieties available. The nature of holy basil is warm hence helps normalise kapha and vata.
Basil leaves benefits are known to almost every Indian but the convenience attached to the allopathic pills have pushed aside the ayurveda healing and medicinal herbs. And this simply over the years have made it as a secondary line of treatment thus rendering it ineffective.
In Ayurveda the holy basil is known as “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs”. With its spiritual and medicinal properties the herb is revered as the elixir of life. The emerging science on holy basil suggests basil leaves as tonic to the human body with pharmacological benefits.
At SNAANA the steam distilled hydrosol of holy basil is made with basil leaves and stems. The fresh herb is cut and steam distilled in which the steam passes through the herb and turns to droplets of water when it comes in contact with the condenser. It is like our earth’s rain process of evaporation- condensation and droplets of water. This ancient process is considered best even today because of it being totally chemical and preservative free. The collected droplets of water are free of contamination, debris thus making it stay good for more than a year when stored properly.
Holy Basil cultivation is also done at SNAANA farms just to ensure a pesticide free produce. Purity and preservative free makes this arrk a healthy synthetic free choice in the right treatment and upkeep of the body.
Potent Adaptogen – promotes wellness and resilience by balancing the metabolic activity in the body. Add 2 tablespoon to half a glass of warm water and drink every morning and bedtime.
Protects against harmful chemicals, heavy metals and radiations. Intake helps flush out the toxins and mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy. Two water soluble nutrients (flavonoids) orientin and vicenin have shown protection against radiation induced damage. Add 3 tablespoon in half a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat this 3 times a day for few months.
application and intake provides antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifugal effects.
Treats physical, metabolic and mental stress. Drink 3 tablespoon of shyama tulsi arrk diluted in half glass warm water twice a day.
Intake of basil hydrosol with ginger hydrosol or majoram hydrosol will help treat the cold and cough. Add 2 table spoon of arrk to half a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat the remedy 3-4 times a day for 3-4 days for best results.
Application of holy basil hydrosol as toner helps purify the skin pores and balances the oil production. Excess oil in pores causes blackheads and acne.
The anti-inflammatory benefits of basil leaves soothe the skin and relieve the itch.
Apply the hydrosol on clean scalp every day to treat dandruff. Always use after wash for best results.
Potent nutrient drops of Holy Basil ( Tulsi drops) - Flavonoids rich
Add about 1-2 teaspoon or 10 -15 drops to a cup of warm water. And enjoy the holy basil tea. Holy basil water is a water soluble nutrient rich water of basil leaves & stem. This simple, quick and convenient way of making tea helps stick to the regular routine of drinking turmeric tea at home and while you are on a trip.
Intake of holy basil leaves & stem arrk in season change helps increase the immunity in the body.
Use the product within 2 months of opening the pack. Use it regularly to feel the benefits of using the turmeric water. Apart from the amber colour mist bottle – keep other sized bottles in the refrigerator. Always close the lid tight immediately after use as the product is 100% free from chemicals and preservatives hence proper care is needed.
Please do not use the product if you are allergic to Basil. Though the product is absolutely free from chemicals and preservatives, we suggest you to do a patch/intake test before using it as a regular product.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.