The Holy Basil – Tulsi
Tulsi, a sacred and medicinally rich herb.
It is consumed as herbal tea, dried powder, fresh leaf or as extracts. It is also used as an herb in culinary preparations, it adds flavour as well as enhances the healing properties of the food. Tulsi is known to build stronger immunity and well-balanced mental and physical health.
Let us have a look at some of the benefits :
Tulsi petals are full of citronellol, linalool and eugenol, these are known for lowering the inflammation in our body. Eventually, these properties help in lowering the risk of heart diseases, inflammatory bowel syndrome, arthritis, etc. It is very commonly known for treating fever, sore throat, cough, cold, flu, and headaches, and it is recommended to chew the leaves when having these conditions.
It can delay skin aging as it contains water-soluble flavonoids like viceninare and orientin. They help in strengthening the immune system of the human body, create protection around cellular structure and DNA. Thus, it all leads to a delay in the aging process. Its essential oil can fight against free radicals like bacteria, viruses, etc.
Keeps Heart Disease Away:
Consumption of Tulsi on daily basis reduces the cholesterol in the body and hence helps in reducing the risk of a heart attack. When consumed as juice it helps in blood circulation eventually keeping the heart all hale and hearty.
All Stress Gone:
The essential oil of Tulsi helps in managing anxiety and depression. It is known to have acted as a stimulant in regulating the hormones responsible for creating happiness as one of the human emotions. The leaves of Tulsi can also be chewed or can be consumed as tea eventually to act on neurotransmitters regulating the hormones of happiness.
Cough, Cold and Fever:
It has been used as a home remedy for eons to treat cough, cold, and fever. It is recommended to use a decoction made up of ginger, tulsi, black pepper, and sugar and taken 3-4 times a day to treat these symptoms. For dry cough it’s mostly recommended to take tulsi leaves, ginger and onions paste, for faster recovery.
It doesn’t leave you wounded:
Tulsi leaves extractions are known to be used in medicines especially to cure wounds. It boosts the speed of healing and also protects them from infections.
Tulsi is known as a natural cleanser; people with oily skin derive the maximum benefits. In ancient times as part of daily beauty routine, its pastes were used to enhance the quality of the skin and prevent sagging. It removes impurities and treats open pores, thus preventing acne formation. It’s juice mixed with Aloe Vera is known to have treated ringworms.
At Exalté, we offer many healthy teas with tulsi as its star ingredient like Indian Wonder Tea, Lakadong Haldi Tulsi Tea and many more.