Thursday, 29 August 2013

Health Benefits of Basil (Tulsi)

481237_301685646626226_2114608312_n The tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshipped in the morning
and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. Basil is
rich in vitamin K, the vitamin that promotes blood clotting. It is also thought to have anti-oxidant properties.
Here are some of the medicinal uses and health benefits of holy basil (tulsi).
1. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also
sharpen memory.
2. Fever & Common Cold : The leaves of basil are specific for many fevers.
3. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and flu.
4. Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as drink in case of sore throat. This water
can also be used as a gargle.
5. The herb is useful in the treatment of respiratory system disorder.
6. Basil has strengthening effect on the kidney.
7. Reduces the level of blood cholesterol.
8. Common pediatric problems like cough cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond favorably to the juice of basil leaves.
9. Basil leaves are regarded as an 'adaptogen' or anti-stress agent.
10. The leaves are quit effective for the ulcer and infections in the mouth.
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