Organic Holy Basil/Tulsi Powder

Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Forms Available: Extract, Powder

Also known as Tulsi’, holy basil is considered to be a sacred plant in India. It is constituted of ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, oleanolic acid, eugenol, β-caryophyllene, carvacrol, linalool etc. Packed with essential anti-oxidants, it has a number of important health benefits.

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  • 1. Is the organic holy basil/tulsi powder that you provide GMO free?
    Yes, our products are free from GMO. As GMOs are dangerous for health, we do not accept holy basil/tulsi powder from the facilities where GMOs are manufactured, processed, or produced.
  • 2. Is the organic holy basil/tulsi powder that you provide BSE/TSE Free?
    Yes, the organic holy basil/tulsi powder that we provide is free from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) & Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE).
  • 3. Is this product Irradiated or ETO treated?
    We do not supply Irradiated or ETA treated holy basil/tulsi powder in order to maintain the organic integrity of our products.
  • 4. Is there any E. coli & salmonella present in the organic holy basil/tulsi powder that you provide?
    No, E. coli & salmonella are not present in the organic holy basil/tulsi powder that we provide.
  • 5. Is the heavy metal content in this product safe for human consumption?
    We get our product tested on microbial parameters and heavy metal parameters and all fall within a suitable limit. Hence, the holy basil/tulsi powder that we provide is safe for human consumption.
  • 6. What microbial parameters you consider while qualifying organic holy basil/tulsi powder?
    We make sure the microbial parameters in our products abide by the microbial limits charted out by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). Our products are tested for total plate count (TPC), E. Coli & Salmonella, and yeast and mold.
  • 7. What are the heavy metals you consider for qualifying this material and why?
    We test our products for the presence of heavy metals including cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and lead as these are known as carcinogens and considered harmful for human consumption beyond certain limits. We also make sure our products abide by California prop 65 regulations for lead content below 0.5 ppm levels.
  • 8. Is there any pesticide used in this product?
    No pesticides are used in the holy basil/tulsi powder that we provide. Our Products are tested for the presence of pesticides as per the USDA 561 list of prohibited pesticides and European Union Minimum Residual limits (MRLs), in globally recognized third-party labs like Eurofins, SGS &TUV.
  • 9. What mesh size is suitable for me to purchase?
    You should consider the end application of the product to determine the mesh size you need to buy. Preformulation studies are known to help in selecting a particular mesh size.
  • 10. What mesh sizes can you provide for this ingredient?
    The mesh size we provide is generally between 40-80 mesh.
  • 11. What is the colour of organic holy basil/tulsi powder?
    The organic holy basil/tulsi powder that we provide is greenish-brown in colour.
  • 12. What is the acceptable limit for ash value & why?
    Our products contain ash value below 5%. Ash value greater than 5% is an indicator of the presence of inorganic metal salts in the product.
  • 13. What is the Moisture Content in the organic holy basil/tulsi powder that you provide?
    The moisture content in our holy basil/tulsi Powder is below 5%. This offers better control over microbial growth and increases the overall shelf life.