5 Health Benefits Of Tulsi (Holy Basil)

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commonly known as Tulsi, is a herb with miraculous properties. It is widely used in Ayurveda & Naturopathy and is considered as a Holy Plant in Hinduism. Since it is easy to grow and comes loaded with various vitamins & minerals, it can be easily used as a home remedy for various types of illnesses. Tulsi grows widely across India and people even grow it in their homes. Due to the presence of Eugenol, the leaves, stem, and roots of tulsi are full of fragrance.

Types of Tulsi:

It is available in two varieties Green Color Tulsi and Purple Shaded Tulsi. Green color tulsi, also known as the Ram Tulsi is found in India, China, Nepal, and Brazil. Its leaves are full of aroma and bear antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. In Hinduism, Green Tulsi is used while worshipping Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. On the other hand, Purple Shaded Tulsi, also known as Krishna Tulsi or Shyam Tulsi is used while worshipping Hanuman. It is used in treating cough, various respiratory problems, skin problems, etc. So let’s dive deep and learn how Tulsi can be used as a remedy.

Here are top 5 health benefits of tulsi that can save you a fortune:

Skin Care:

Tulsi can be used to make packs for brightening of skin, reduce acne marks, prevent inflammation, and skin itching.

For  Brightening of Skin: Create a thick paste of grinded tulsi and milk. Apply it to your face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash your face with water and apply moisturizing cream on it. Repeat this process 3 times a week. Your skin will start to glow.

Reduce Acne Marks: Prepare a thick paste of tulsi leaves and orange peel powder. Apply on your face and wash after 15 minutes. Repeat the process 3 times a week. You will get the results after 2 months.

Skin Itching: Skin itching can be very uncomfortable but don’t worry, Tulsi comes to your rescue. Prepare a paste of tulsi and lemon juice. Apply on your skin and leave for a couple of minutes. Your itching will magically disappear.

Prevent Inflammation: Tulsi can also be used to prevent redness of the skin, pain from the swollen skin, as well as from skin reactions. Mix tulsi, sandalwood and rose water and make a thick paste. Apply on your face for 15 minutes and wash. It will reduce the pain immediately.

Hair Care:

Tulsi also helps in solving hair problems like dandruff and grey hair.

For Dandruff: Take a small amount of tulsi oil and mix it with coconut/almond oil. Rub it on your scalp and massage for 2-3 minutes. It will reduce your dandruff and hair fall problems.

For Grey Hair: Mix tulsi powder, amla powder and add some water. Prepare a thick paste and apply to your scalp. Leave it for an hour and wash with shampoo. Repeat the process 2 times a week.

Organ illnesses:

The benefits of tulsi are not only limited to outer body problems rather it can be used to heal internal illnesses also. Tulsi can be used as a home remedy for:

Kidney Stones: Tulsi can help in reducing the levels of uric acid in the body which can break kidney stones. All you need to do is soak tulsi leaves in water for a couple of hours. Boil the same and leave to cool down to room temperature. Add honey and ginger as per your taste and drink it. Make this your habit and your kidney stones (if any) will be cured without buying any expensive medicine.

Heart Diseases: Tulsi can help in controlling cholesterol levels and blood pressure as it contains anti-oxidant known as Eugenol. Boil few leaves of tulsi in water, filter out the leaves and add lemon to the filtered water. On the other hand, you can also chew few tulsi leaves if you don’t like tulsi tea.

Healing Agent:

Tulsi also has antiseptic properties due to which you can use it for cuts and bites. Extract the juice from tulsi and add coconut/almond oil to it. Mix properly and apply on your wounds. Also, you can simply prepare a paste of tulsi leaves and apply it to your wounds. In both cases, your wounds will heal up quickly.

Weight Loss:

Last but not the least, you can make use of tulsi if you want to lose some weight. Prepare a paste of tulsi leaves and mix it with curd. Have this mixture once a day. You will start noticing an increase in your energy levels and your weight will also start to reduce.

These were some of the benefits of tulsi which can prove to be very beneficial for you. This inexpensive herb can save you a fortune. You can use it as a remedy for a large number of illnesses without spending a dime on expensive medicines available in the market.

Also Read:- Benefits Of Ayurveda

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