Benefits of Tulsi and Use of Tulsi leaves

Published: 09th April 2010
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The Tulsi or the holy basil is an herb characteristic to the Indian religion and culture. This has assumed huge religious significance over thousands of years.  In fact its religious meaning far surpasses its medicinal and other (condimental) uses. Ancient Hindu religious scriptures are full of praise about this plant.   There are numerous myths and legends rotating around the plant too. 

Tulsi` is a Sanskrit name. `Tulsi means one that does not tolerate. Because of the salubrity of its juice it is also termed `Surasa`.Being easily available it is called `Sulabha`. Abundantly originate in rural areas, it is called `Gramya`, the village maiden. It has also earned the name `Shoolaghni`, because of its ability to ease pain.


Benefits of Tulsi

1. Kidney Stone: Basil has strengthening effect on the kidney. In case of renal stone the juice of basil leaves and honey, if taken often for 6 months it will force out them via the urinary tract.

2. Heart Disorder: Basil has a helpful consequence in cardiac disease and the flaw resulting from them. It reduce the level of blood cholesterol.

3. Children's Ailments: widespread pediatric problems like cough cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond fruitfully to the juice of basil leaves. If pustules of chicken pox delay their look, basil leaves taken with saffron will hasten them.

4. Stress: Basil leaves are regard as an 'adaptogen' or anti-stress agent. Recent studies have shown that the foliage afford significant protection against stress.

Even healthy persons can chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress. It purifies blood and helps avoid more than a few common elements.

5. Mouth Infections: The leaves are quit capable for the ulcer and infections in the mouth. A few leaves chewed will cure these circumstances.

6. Headaches: Basil makes a good medicine for annoyance. A decoction of the leaves can be given for this disorder.

Pulverized leaves varied with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the brow for in receipt of relief from heat, headache, and for providing coolness in general.

7. Eye Disorders: Basil juice is an capable remedy for sore eyes and night-blindness, which is generally caused by shortage of vitamin A. Two drops of black perfumed plant juice are put into the eyes daily at bedtime.

Uses of Tulsi leaves

1. Water boiled with tulsi foliage is good for sore throat. It can also be gargled.

2. Chewing tulsi leaves treats cold and flu.

3. Tulsi leaf when eaten in the morning purifies blood.

4. It can be used as tooth fine particles by drying its leaves and mixed with water.

5. It helps in protecting the entire respiratory tract.

Home Remedy for Common Cold

1. The most effectual remedy for normal cold would be to have lime juice. Take a glass of lukewarm water and dilute the lime juice in it. Add a tsp of honey to enhance its competence.

2. The antiseptic properties of garlic make it one of the most effectual ingredients for cold. use of garlic soup would be the best way to cure ordinary cold.

3. Another capable method of by garlic would be to unite some garlic oil with onion juice. Dilute this with water and consume it for several times a day.

4. Ginger also works fruitfully in treating widespread cold. Cut small pieces of ginger and put it in water. Boil this blend. Once it simmer, strain the liquid and add half a tsp of sugar to it. Drink this hot.

5. Hot water bath also proves effectual as it relieves of all the nasal and chest congestion. Taking steam also would heal the congested nasal tissues.

6. An excellent home remedy would be to have a glass of warm milk. Add 2 milligrams of roasted asafetida and drink this milk quite slowly two times in a day.

7. Mix 200 grams of coriander seeds and jaggery in it. Make a paste of it and then add water in it. Boil this mixture and inhale the vapors of this blend. Four times a day would cure common cold.

8. Make a powdered combination of black pepper and mix this in curd. Add jaggery or sugar candy to it. Take this two times a day to get cured of ordinary cold

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