Queen of Herbs: 10 health benefits of Tulsi (Basil)

Team Udayavani, Jul 12, 2020, 5:15 PM IST

Tulsi also known as basil leaves and is a common plant in Indian households.  Tulsi has proved to be highly effective in protecting our body from various infections and diseases of heart, liver, skin, kidney etc Tulsi is worshipped and  offered the gods and is grown in many Hindu households

Here are 10 benefits of Tulsi

1.Tulsi is rich in Vitamin C and zinc. It acts as a natural immunity booster and keeps infections at bay. It has immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which protect us from a variety of infections.

2.Stress is very common in our day-to-day life. In order to relieve your stress try eating 12 leaves of basil on a daily basis. These leaves work as an anti-stress agent.

3.Tulsi is high in anti-oxidants and helps your body detox. It is said that the basil can protect your body against toxic chemicals

4.Basil has strengthening effect on the kidney. In case of stone, regularly taking a mixture of basil leaves juice and honey for 6 months helps expel the stones via the urinary tract.

5.Basil can help reduce your blood sugar. Several trials have shown that holy basil can help prevent certain symptoms

6.Tulsi works as appetizer and promotes digestion by helping in secretion of digestive enzymes.

7.Tulsi is a natural remedy for sore throat and various respiratory illnesses. Boil the leaves in water and drink or you can gargle it too.

8.Basil extracts are known to possess radioactive properties which help fight off tumour cells. The eugenol in basil has been said to have the potential to beat different types of cancers

9.Tulsi can support weight loss because its cholesterol and blood glucose regulation effects, influence the BMI.

10.Tulsi is known to have very strong anti- stress compounds and is great to help one quit smoking. It helps by lowering the stress that may be involved in trying to quit smoking, or stress that leads to the urge to smoke.

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