Holy basil or else known as tulsi is considered to be the elixir of life. This Herb is believed to promote longevity due to its natural healing properties. Aromatic branched shrub that is native to the Indian subcontinent but was cultivated as far as the Southeast Asian tropics. Holy Basil contains many beneficial compounds and possess strong antioxidant, anti-viral, adaptogenic, anti-bacterial and immune enhancing properties.
Only 1/4 cup of fresh tulsi leaves contains below nutrients:
- 1 percent calcium
- 1 percent potassium
- 1 percent magnesium
- 31 percent vitamin K
- 6 percent vitamin A
- 2 percent vitamin C
- 3 percent manganese
- 1 percent folate
Many diseases have been defeated by usage of this herb. Below are given health conditions where holy basil can be used as natural remedy. Plus, a guidance how to use it when dealing with below health issues.
Insect stings or bites:
A paste of ground roots and leaf juice has to be prepared and applied on the affected area. Holy basil is a prophylactic and the juice of the leaves should be taken once, and again a few hours later. Leaves are proven to be great tonic.
Leucoderma, ringworm and other skin diseases were treated by topically applying basil juice. It was scientifically confirmed that due to its antimicrobial properties, holy basil is effective in treatment of acne. Distilled into a 3.0% solution, the holy basil effectively kills the bacteria that is main reason of acne appearance.
Mouth and teeth:
The antibacterial properties of the Holy basil will keep your mouth and teeth bacteria free.Only by chewing a few leaves of holy basil has been proven to beeffective treatment for infections and ulcers in the mouth. Natural toothpaste can be also prepared from mixture of mustered oil and dried leaves. This toothpaste is excellent cure for bad breath and pyorrhea.
If you consume regularly honey and basil leave juice for a period of 6 months, your body will be able to expel renal stones.
Due to itsstrong anti- stress compounds, holy basil is excellent remedy for those who are trying to quit smoking.
Basil leaves can protect your body from stress. Try chewing at least 10 leaves of basil, twice a day and you will be amazed by the results.
Basil can help a weakened heart from cardiac disease. It is also effective in lowering the blood cholesterol and purifying the blood.
Basil leaf juice combined with honey and ginger will assist with asthma, bronchitis, common colds, coughs and influenza.
Ayurvedic cough syrups contain basil because it promotes the removal of catarrhal matter and phlegm in bronchitis and even asthma. Tea prepared from basil leafs tea can soothe a sore throat.
Holy basil plant has been researched by the National Centre for Biological Sciences for its metabolite-biosynthesis genes, these metabolites could be utilized as anti-cancer treatments.Researchershave been focused on the chemopreventive and radioprotective properties of Tulsi and noted that preclinical studies “have shown that Tulsi and some of its phytochemicals eugenol, rosmarinic acid, apegenin, myretenal, tuteolin, -sitosterol, and carnosic acid prevented chemical-induced skin, liver, oral, and lung cancers and to mediate these effects by increasing the antioxidant activity, altering the gene expressions, inducing apoptosis, and inhibiting angiogenesis and metastasis.”
Holy basil possesses so man healing properties. Consume it even if you are not dealing with any of above mentioned health problems as it will provide protection to your body.