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  • Writer's pictureHakeem Basit Khan

Know About Holi Basil (Tulsi)

Tulsi is a Sanskrit word which means “matchless one” Holy Basil in English is a highly revered culinary and medicinal aromatic herb from the family Lamiaceae that is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and been used with In Ayurvedic medicine more than 3000 years .The tea infusion has been used for treatment of gastric and hepatic disorders . The roots and stems were also traditionally used to treat mosquito and snake bites and for malaria.

Tulsi is also known as “the elixir of life” since it promotes longevity different parts of plant are used in Ayurveda and siddha system of medicine for prevention and cure of many illnesses and everyday ailments like common cold ,headache ,cough, flu earache fever colic pain, sore throat ,bronchitis asthma, hepatic disease , malaria fever as an antidote for snake bite, skin disease, night blindness , diarrhea and influenza . the leaves are good for nerves and to sharpen memory . Chewing of tulsi leaves also cures ulcers and infections of mouth – tulsi leaf extract have great potential as anti microbial agent for the treatment of water.

The treatment is simple, cost effective, Eco-friendly, reachable for all and the components present in Ocimum-sanctum leaves have no side effects to Human compared to chemical treatments.

Modern research has classified tulsi as an apoptogenic herb, which are shown to support the body’s healthy reactions to stress.

Apoptogenic herbs have been used in the ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years to promote and maintain wellness. Many apoptogenic herbs have been referred to by herbalists as Qi tonic herbs, rasayan , restorative herbs. They help the body adopt to environment , physical and emotional stressors, support normal function , and restore balance Tulsi plants have been shown to detoxify the environment and reduce air pollution eat it or drink it, tulsi is easy in integrate into a daily regimen.

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