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Amazing Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi) Plant

Amazing Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi) Plant

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Sep 2018 8:52 AM GMT

Ocimum tenuiflorum which is a technical name of Tulsi has many health benefits that include oral care, lung disorder, heart diseases, even it is a treatment of fever, asthma, and also good for stress. Adding this ingredient to your diet may not only help you to look good but it can also boost your physical and mental health. Tulsi has an endless miraculous, medicinal value, and not only these it has been worshiped and highly valued in India since thousands of years ago.

Even if we go closer to a tulsi plant it can protect us from many infections or if you drop a few leaves of it in your drinking water or food, which can purify and kill all the germs within as well. Even if we smell it or keeping it planted in a pot indoors can protect the whole family from infections, cough, cold, and other viral infections. Tulsi is an excellent all-rounder when it comes to maintaining overall wellness. It prevents a multitude of ailments and is a great way to stay healthy naturally

The Tulsi leaves is highly nutritious as it is benefits for our health and according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is also a good source of vitamin like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin K, phosphorus, potassium, calcium. It also contains iron, sodium, zinc, and many others.

Here are some Health Benefits of Tulsi

1. Cures Respiratory Disorders


Tulsi is exceptionally effective in preventing respiratory infections like curing viral, fungal infections, and bacteria. It has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, which make this herb an excellent choice when it comes to preventing infections. The leaves are very effective in curing almost every respiratory infections including bronchitis.

2. Skin Care

The herb contains detoxifying properties and antioxidants which rejuvenate the skin. It aids in removing toxins responsible for causing pimples, thus helping in the treatment of acne and leading to a reduction in the occurrence of breakouts. If you rub the holy basil or its extracted oil on the body that will help you to keep away mosquitoes and other insects, without any side effects it cures your skin disorders both from internally and externally and camphene in it gives you a soothing and a cooling effect.

3. Reduces Stress


The herb is known as an effective combatant against stress. It is an adaptogen, which is known to promote mental wellness. It also regulates cortisol (stress) levels and helps reduce anxiety and emotional stress. As tulsi soothes the nerves, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and thus reduces stress. Potassium, in Tulsi, also reduces blood pressure-related stress by replacing sodium and loosening the tensed blood vessels.

4. Relieves Headache


A headache that is caused due to a migraine, sinus pressure, cough, and cold or high blood pressure can be effectively controlled by the use of a single tulsi serving. Camphene, eugenol, cineol, carvacrol, and methyl-chavicol, in holy basil, have excellent analgesic, sedative, anti-congestive, and disinfectant properties.

5. Boosts Immunity


Tulsi leaves is so good for boosting up your immune system that it is hard to describe it in words. It can protect us against nearly all the infections like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Recent studies show that it is also helpful in inhibiting the growth of HIV and carcinogenic cells.

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