In Ayurveda, Tulsi (Holy Basil) is considered as a tonic to look young and avoid aging. Tulsi is rich with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Phytonutrients and the essential oils. Tulsi are excellent sources of Antioxidants and that protects the body from all the damages may caused by the free radicals.
Tulsi is considered as Holy (Holy Basil) in many religions and regarded for its Devine power.
Apart from praying this plant, people included the leaves and roots of the Tulsi in various medical decoctions. Here are some top health benefits of Tulsi.
Fever Treatment: Tulsi contents potent anti-bacterial and anti-biotic properties that work for resolving fevers. Tulsi has the ability to cure any fever caused due to common infections or caused due to malaria infection as well. Ayurveda, strongly recommends to have a decoction (Tulsi Tea) made of Tulsi leaves those suffering from fever.
Diabetes Controls: Leaves of Tulsi are rich with Antioxidants and essential oils which produce eugenol, methyl eugenol and caryophyllene, the substances that help pancreatic beta cells (cells that store and release insulin) function properly. This increases sensitivity of insulin lowering the blood sugar level and treating diabetes effectively.
Prevents Heart Problems: Antioxidant component called Eugenol in Tulsi helps to protect the heart by keeping the blood pressure under control and lowering the cholesterol levels. Chewing a few leaves of tulsi on an empty stomach can prevent and protect any heart ailments.
Stress Management : According to a study of C D R Institute, Lucknow, India, tulsi helps to maintain stress hormone Cortisol in the body. This leaf also contains powerful adaptogen properties anti-stress agents. It helps sooth the nerves, regulates blood circulation and beats free radicals that are produced during stress. Those in high stress jobs can chew about 12 leaves of tulsi twice a day to beat stress naturally.
Dissolves Kidney Stones: This is a great diuretic and works in detoxification of the kidneys. Tulsi reduces the uric acid levels in the blood (associated to form kidney stones if present excess uric acid in the blood). Cleanse the kidneys, the acetic acid and other essential oils break down the kidney stones. Painkiller effect in Tulsi helps to keep down the kidney stone pains. Take the juice of Tulsi leaves with honey, every day for six months to wash out the stone from the kidney.
Fight Cancer: Having strong Antioxidant and Anti-carcinogenic properties tulsi prevents the development of breast cancer and oral cancer (caused due to tobacco). That because of its compounds restricts the flow of blood to the tumour by attacking the blood vessels supplying it. Consume the Tulsi daily to keep these conditions away.
Mouth Infections: The leaves are quite effective for the ulcer and infections in the mouth. Chewing of few leaves will cure these conditions.
Eye Disorders: Basil juice is an effective remedy for painful eyes and night-blindness, that is generally caused due to Vitamin A deficiency. Put two drops of black basil juice into the eyes before going to Bed.