Apart from being the integral part of every Indian Household, Tulsi is also known as an herbal remedy for many common ailments in healthcare. Let’s look at some of them.
- Respiratory Disorders and Asthma: Chewing Tulsi leaves daily cures cough and flu and any viral, bacterial and fungal infections of the respiratory system. As it relieves congestion and facilitates smoother breathing, it is also beneficial in the treatment of asthma.
- SkinCare: Taking a daily bath with a Tulsi extract mixed with your bathwater or applying the paste of its leaves on the skin can help to keep your skin free from all infections. Tulsi paste will disinfect the skin and prevent infections which cause pimples and acne.
- Headache: Tulsi is a great medicine for headache caused due to cough and cold, sinus pressure and migraines. A steam of dried leaves of tulsi is effective in reducing headache. Applying mixture of sandalwood paste and tulsi leaf on forehead, helps in eliminating headache.
- Fever: Tulsi leaves can cure many kinds of fever. Tulsi being an excellent antibiotic, disinfectant, germicidal and fungicidal helps against the fever which is mainly caused due to infections from bacteria, viruses and protozoa (malaria). Tulsi intake destroys all those pathogens and heals the resulting fever.
- Immunity: Tulsi is also good for boosting up the immune system. Taking tulsi juice daily protects against nearly all kinds of infections from viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi.
These are just some major benefits of tulsi. Other benefits include treatment of dandruff and hair fall, oral care, dental care, dissolution of kidney stone and destroying worms in the stomach. So, the next time you feel ill, try having a few leaves of tulsi.