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Tulsi (Binomial Name :Oscimum sactum)
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Tulsi or Holy Basil, binomial name Oscimum sactum is a holy aromatic plant and it is commonly seen in temples and homes in India, which is a great gift of nature and it has abundant medicinal benefits in treating various disease and it is a Queen of Herbs. Tulsi is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for it essential oils in India, Nepal and Srilanka.
Tulsi is popularly used in siddha medical treatment for several thousands of years and it is helpful in dealing with Kapham and Vatham problems. In Tamil language, it is called asTulasi and it has a very good source of dietary fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and magnesium. It is extremely rich in vitamin K and vitamin A.
Some of the many benefits of Tulsi include:
It acts on nervous system providing them strength and helps in relieving pain.
Water boiled with Tulsi leaves if regularly consumed relieves stress.
Anti-Oxidant: Tulsi fights with Cancer.
Regular intake of 2-3 leaves daily after meals helps to get rid of gas trouble, aids digestion and prevent intestinal ulcers.
Chewing leaves heals the ulcers and infections of oral cavity
By the use of tulsi leaves, 99 per cent of germs and bacteria in the mouth can be destroyed.
Effective in reducing total cholesterol levels
Effective in reducing high blood pressure
Tulsi tea is excellent for enhancing immunity and managing respiratory disorders.
Regular consumption of 2-5 Tulsi leaves daily reduces cholesterol and helps in managing Cardiac diseases
Regular intake of 2-5 gm of dried powder daily helps in managing Diabetes (Reduces blood glucose levels) in a better way.
Relives from minor stomach disorders like
Acidity, constipation and keeps digestive system clean.
It work as appetizer and promotes digestion by helping in secretion of digestive enzymes.
Maintains healthy gums, stops bad breath and tooth ache
Tulsi purifies blood
Tulsi acts as insect repellent
Tulsi acts as antibiotic and it help protecting the body from various types of viral infections.
Tulsi leaves if taken together with ginger and honey can act as a useful remedy against bronchitis, common fever, cough and cold.
Water boiled with tulsi leaves is also very effective remedy for sore throat.
It is good to prevent malaria and an effective pain killer
Fresh tulsi should be wrapped (not tight) in damp paper towel and refrigerated. Or
Fresh tulsi can be frozen as whole in tight containers
Dried basil should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place where it will keep fresh for about six months.
The above information is to share the knowledge of Traditional Siddha Herbs and do not serve as a medical advice.