Health Benefits of Tulsi


Healing Power

The tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory.

Children's Ailments

Common pediatric problems like cough cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond favorably to the juice of basil leaves. If pustules of chicken pox delay their appearance, basil leaves taken with saffron will hasten them.

Helps to quit smoking

Tulsi has very strong Anti-stress compounds & is great to help one quit smoking . It helps by lowering the stress that may be involved in trying to quit smoking or stress that lead the urge to smoke. It also has a cooling effect on the throat just like menthol drops & help control the urge to smoke by allowing the person to chew on something.

Keep skin & hair glowing

Tulsi has powerful purifying properties. When eaten raw , it purifies the blood , giving the skin a beautiful glow & prevents the appearance of acne & blemishes. The anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties are very effective in preventing breakout on acne prone skin.

Helps in respiratory conditions

Tuisi helps to modulate the immune system, suppresses the cough center & expectorant properties that gives great relief from cold & other respiratory problems including chronic & acute bronchitis . Has anti-bacterial anti-fungal properties which help to beat the infection causing the respiratory disorder.

Cures fever

Tulsi is a very potent germicidal, fungicidal, anti-bacterial & antibiotic properties, so great for fever. You should have decoction made of Tulsi leaves.

Dissolves Kidney stones

Tulsi is a great diuretic & detoxifier, so great for kidneys. It helps to reduce uric acid levels in the blood, helps cleanse the kidneys, the presence of acetic acid & other components help in breaking down kidney stones & its painkiller effect helps to dull down the kidney stone pain. Have the tulsi juice with honey every day for 6 months to get rid of kidney stone.

Sore Throat

Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as drink in case of sore throat.


Tuisi ia an anti-stress. Chew 12 tulsi leaves twice a day.

Beats diabetes

Tulsi is packed with anti-oxidants & essential oils , that help the pancreatic beta cells function properly. Thus in turn help increase the sensitivity to insulin.

Oral health

Tulsi is an excellent mouth freshener & disinfectant. Its freshness last for a longer time. Destroys 99 % germs & bacteria.

Teeth Disorder

The herb is useful in teeth disorders. Its leaves, dried in the sun and powdered, can be used for brushing teeth. It can also be mixed with mustered oil to make a paste and used as toothpaste. This is very good for maintaining dental health , counteracting bad breath and for massaging the gums. It is also useful in pyorrhea and other teeth disorders.

Eye Disorders

Basil juice is an effective remedy for eye disorders such as sore eyes and night-blindness, which is generally caused by deficiency of vitamin A. Two drops of black basil juice are put into the eyes daily at bedtime.

DISCLAIMER: These are only general guidelines as a first aid. It is always better to see a doctor depending upon the intensity of the case. The views expressed above are entirely those of the author.
Article Source: Mrs. Rekha C. Dietician & Diabetic Educator

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