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Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Writtern by Dr. Akhil B.A.M.S

In Ayuveda, the medicinal and spritual attributes of tulsi are described. It is known as the queen of herbs. Its botanical name is Ocimum Sanctum and belongs to mint family.Two types of tulsi are there, the greener variety is called Rama Tulsi and the greenish black variety is called Krishna Tulsi.

Uses of Tulsi in Ayurveda

  • Tulsi reduces blood pressure level and cholestrol.
  • It is a good incrediant for making toothpaste because it reduces bad breath,reducing tooth ache, and it kills almost 98 percent of germs in the mouth.
  • For making herbal cosmetics, it is widely used. It purifies the blood and its juise is used for the treatement of various skin diseases.
  • Tulsi is also good for eye diseases. Soak some basil leaves and wash your eyes with this water will reduce the infectional diseases in your eyes.
  • Fresh juice of Tulsi  is used in Nasya karma, so it is good for relieve from fever(Tulsi juse mixed with honey),headache,sore throat, flu and chest congestion.
  • It helps in regulating uric acid levels in body, thereby elimination risks of developing kidney stones.
  • Seeds of tulsi are effective in premature ejaculation and also increase the quantity of semen.
  • Tulsi is enriched with Vitamin A and C.
  • Prepare Tulsi juse and mixed it with coconut oil and boils it. It will reduce hair fall and reduce your stress.
  • Tulsi  balances vata,pitta and kabha, it can be used in any season for all types. As a kapha-reducing herb, tulsi supports the healthy expectoration of mucus from the lungs and respiratory tract as well as any excess mucus in the digestive tract.
  • It works as a natural cancer treatement.People who regularly consume tulsi are less susceptible to developing cancer cells.