Tulsi plant is commonly grown in Hindu households. This plant is commonly worshipped in houses and temples. It is not only important from the religious point of view but also from the medicinal point of view. Medically proven, Tulsi is very beneficial for human health. Let’s check some of the health benefits of Tulsi.
Tulsi is an antibiotic, germicidal, disinfectant agent and fungicidal. It provides immunity to the human body from fungal, bacterial and viral infections. Tulsi leaves are also used in treating headache, flu, cold cough, etc.
Helpful in treating Respiratory Disorders
Tulsi provides immunity to the human body against various infections and also provide relief to the human body from congestion. It is helpful in treating respiratory diseases like bronchitis, chest congestion, etc.
Tulsi plant helps in curing the underlying causes of Asthma. It helps in facilitating smoother breathing and congestion. The leaves are a rich source of phytonutrients, minerals and essential oils.
Tulsi for Skin
It is very good for the skin because of the presence of some cleansing, purifying and detoxifying properties.
Helpful for Pregnant Women
Basil/ Tulsi is a boon for the pregnant lady because of the richness of the Tulsi plant in terms of Vitamin A, C, essential oils, phytonutrients, etc.
It helps in destroying the bacteria which causes plaque, bad breath, dental cavities and tartar. Holy Basil has some astringent properties which help gums in holding the teeth tighter.
Helpful in treating Heart Diseases
Basil leaves is a rich source of Vitamin C and some antioxidants like eugenol, etc. These minerals and antioxidants help in protecting the heart from various diseases. It also helps in reducing the cholesterol levels in the blood present in the human body.
Helps in reducing stress
Tulsi is a rich source of potassium which helps in reducing stress. The antioxidants present in the Holy Basil helps in reducing the stress caused by oxidants.
Consumption of Tulsi leaves helps in boosting the body’s immunity against infections caused by virus, fungi, bacteria and protozoa.
Start eating Tulsi leaves daily and take advantage of the minerals they have.