Well, every Indian home has a Tulsi Lat the courtyard or a window, It has became part of religious and cultural trend to have it. But the importance of the “Tulsi” which comes from Lamiaceae family also known as Basil goes well beyond basic religious aspect and good omen. This humble, holy basil in ancient times was often known as the ‘doctor of the poor’ or the ‘doctor of the village’. Well, there are many benefits of growing and having the Tulsi. Here is a quick lowdown on some of the biggest healing properties of this humble Holy Basil.
- It has anti-bacterial, antibiotic, germicidal and fungicidal elements and is considered to be a handy home remedy for many common ailments like fever, cough and cold and even severe forms of fever like Malaria.
- The same anti-bacterial properties also make it a great alternative to cure skin ailments like acne, pimple and skin discolouration
- The high dose of anti-oxidants present is a great option to bring down blood sugar level and create an effective cure for diabetes
- Chewing a few of these leaves every day can help protect and prevent heart diseases. The anti-oxidant oil Eugenol is known for its capability to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
- Even the stress hormones can be kept at bay with the help of these humble Tulsi leaves. The leaf has adaptogen properties that enhance the ability to fight with the body’s stress levels and keep them in control.
- Tulsi also acts as a great diuretic and detoxifier and therefore can be a great tool to tackle kidney stones at least in the form.
- Its anti-carcinogenic properties also make it an effective weapon to deal with several types of cancer like Oral or breast cancer.
Also if you are trying to quit smoking, this can be a big help. Additionally even the whole logic of keeping a Tulsi at home springs from the belief that it purges the air around and kills germs in the air.