The tulsi plant is the most commonly found plant in our backyards and many homes. Such is the significance of this plant, that it is worshipped by Hindu’s since ages. However, modern science has lately realized the value of tulsi, with scientists and doctors alike recommending its daily use.
1. Curative and Healing Property
Tulsi plant is an excellent nerve tonic. It soothes nerves and helps improve memory. It cures chest congestion and helps improve digestion. The seed of the plant are mucilaginous.
2. Fights Fever and Common Cold
The leaves of tulsi help fight off fever. During the rainy season, when malaria, dengue etc are widely prevalent, tender leaves of tulsi boiled with tea helps prevent malarial, dengue fever. Tulsi leaves extract should be given every 2 to 3 hours.
3. Relieves Cough
Tulsi used as a key ingredient in many cough syrups and expectorants. It helps in expelling the phlegm caused by chest congestion allowing one to breathe freely.
4. Soothes Sore Throat
Tulsi leaves boiled in water on consumption help soothe sore throat.
5. Expels Kidney Stones
The juice of tulsi leaves taken with honey over a period of six months helps expel kidney stones via the urinary tract.
6. Fights cholesterol
Tulsi is good for the heart as it helps reduce cholesterol levels.
Tulsi is an adaptogen i.e. it helps fight stress. It helps purify the blood and prevent various diseases.
10. Helps Cure Skin Disorders
Tulsi leaves juice applied on skin helps cure skin ailments like ringworm, leucoderma, etc.
The humble tulsi offers a solution for almost all our common ailments and is just like our personal doctor. Make it a part of your family alternative to good health and experience the difference. Till then, eat well and stay healthy.
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