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Tulsi, the Holy Basil's Amazing and Fascinating Health Benefits

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 19 February, 2023

Understanding Tulsi Leaves and Seeds' Mysterious Healing Powers

 

Tulsi, usually called holy basil, is a frequently used herb in Ayurvedic treatment. This plant has been used for generations and is revered in India for its numerous health advantages. Tulsi is a strong herb that supports both physical and mental well-being, making it an intriguing topic for research.

 

The following are some astounding and fascinating tulsi health advantages:

 

Immunity Booster: Tulsi has potent immunomodulatory effects that support the immune system. It has anti-oxidants and essential oils that protect the body from harm from toxins in the environment and free radicals.

 

Reduces Stress: Tulsi, well-known for its adaptogenic characteristics, helps the body deal with stress. It has been found to increase feelings of relaxation and lower the body's stress chemicals like cortisol levels.

Tulsi's antibacterial properties are useful against many bacterial, viral, and fungal illnesses. Also, it helps treat respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, asthma, and colds.

 

Promotes Digestion: Tulsi leaves' carminative qualities help to relieve gastrointestinal issues like bloating, flatulence, and constipation. It also encourages healthy digestion and supports healthy gut flora.

Tulsi is a very effective plant for supporting cardiovascular health because it has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Moreover, it improves blood flow and reduces blood clots.

 

Improves Oral Health: Tulsi's natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities aid in reducing inflammation and preventing mouth infections. Gum disease can be treated with it, and it lessens bad breath.

 

Understanding the Mysteries of Using Tulsi Leaves

 

There are several ways to consume tulsi leaves. Making tea with tulsi is one of the most popular consumption methods. Add a few tulsi leaves to boiling water and let them steep for a few minutes to produce tulsi tea. To improve the flavor of the tea, you can also add honey or lemon.

 

Moreover, tulsi leaves can be included in curries, soups, and stews. They can also create a paste administered directly to the skin to treat skin infections and expedite wound healing.

 

Safety Measures to Take

 

Even though tulsi is generally safe to consume, you should still exercise caution if you are expecting, nursing, or on any medications. Tulsi should not be consumed in big doses because it may have negative consequences.

 

In conclusion, tulsi, often known as holy basil, is a mysterious and potent herb with several health advantages. It is a great herb for supporting both physical and mental health, and you can eat it in various ways, such as tea, soup, and curries. However, before ingesting tulsi, you must exercise prudence and speak with a medical expert. Tulasi's amazing and inspiring health effects clarify why Ayurvedic practitioners consider it a sacred herb.

 

References:

  1. Singh, S., Majumdar, D. K. (2007). Evaluation of the immunomodulatory effects of ethanolic extract of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) leaves in mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 115(1), 21-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2007.08.016
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Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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