Tulsi is a powerful herb used for thousands of years in India to treat coughs, colds and the flu. Its name in Hindi means-”the incomparable one” and usually it is called holy basil. According to Ayurveda, regular consumption of this herb can promote a sense of cleanliness and lightness in your body, and it also cleanses the respiratory tract of toxins and relieves bloating and digestion. This ayurvedic herb is so sacred that usually prayer beads in India are made from the stems of the tulsi plant!

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Basil can be found everywhere, but holy basil is domestic to the subcontinent of India. This plant grows as a bushy shrub and can reach 45 cm in height. It has oval shaped leaves and its color is light green or purple.

Powerful Benefits Of Tulsi

Tulsi brings many benefits, either if consumed or topically applied. According to Ayurvedic medicine, tulsi helps relief from fever and cold, kidney stones, respiratory problems, heart disorders, constipation, headaches, flatulence, pain, cancer, and insect bites. Tulsi can even help to quit smoking.
Tulsi helps lower stress and normalize blood sugar levels. It can also reduce high cholesterol.
Regular drinking of tulsi tea can prevent the lungs from colds and infections. Tulsi and the oil made of tulsi seeds offer protection from arthritis and inflammation.

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Tulsi Is Also Great For Hair, Skin, and Nails

A lot of Indian women use this plant regularly in their beauty care. This amazing herb has been known for a long time as an incredible beauty treatment. Tulsi can treat skin conditions such as eczema, pimples and acne. You can apply a paste made from the leaves and water or drink it in a juice or tea. It is said that tulsi can lighten scars or other marks. Make a fine powder from dry tulsi leaves and rub it gently on your skin to achieve a healthy glow. Tulsi can also be beneficial for hair. Apply tulsi oil or paste of tulsi leaves to the roots, scalp and strands. This will also reduce dandruff and help with an itchy scalp.