Tulsi, which is also called the holy basil is considered to have healing properties and has been an integral part of the traditional Indian medicine system. Tulsi leaves are packed with vitamin A, vitamin D, iron, and fibers which help in boosting your immunity and keeping infections at bay. When consumed on an empty stomach, it can offer a plethora of benefits.
Promotes Healthy Heart
Holy basil contains vitamin C and antioxidants such as eugenol, which protects the heart from the harmful effects of free radicals. Eugenol also proves useful in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
Vitamin C and A, phytonutrients, in Holy Basil, are great antioxidants and protect the skin from almost all the damages caused by free radicals.
Treats Kidney Stones
Tulsi acts as a mild diuretic & detoxifying agent which helps in lowering the uric acid levels in the body. The acetic acid present in holy basil helps in the breakdown of the stones.
Tulsi is a natural headache reliever that can also relieve migraine pain.
Holy basil helps kill bacteria and infections. The primary active compound of holy basil oil is eugenol which helps fight skin-related disorders. Ocimum Sanctum helps treat skin infections both internally and externally.
Tulsi is an age-old ingredient for treating fever. It is one of the prime ingredients in the formulation of various ayurvedic medicines & home remedies.
Tulsi’s anti-inflammatory properties help promote eye health by preventing viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. It also soothes eye inflammation and reduces stress.
Natural Immunity Booster
Tulsi is rich in Vitamin C and zinc. It thus acts as a natural immunity booster and keeps infections at bay. It has immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which protect us from a variety of infections.
Reduces Cold, Cough & Other Respiratory Disorders
Camphene, cineole, and eugenol present in Tulsi help to reduce cold and congestion in the chest. Juice of Tulsi leaves mixed with honey and ginger is effective in bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough, and cold.
Phytochemicals present in Tulsi have strong antioxidant properties. Thus, they help in protecting us from skin, liver, oral, and lung cancers.
Useful in Gastrointestinal Disorders
Tulsi leaves help to cure indigestion and loss of appetite. They are also used for the treatment of flatulence and bloating.
Acts as an Insect Repellent
For centuries, the dried Tulsi leaves have been mixed with stored grains to repel insects.
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