Holy basil or tulsi is worshipped all over India. This sacred plant is the very manifestation of the Goddess Tulsi on this earth. No pooja or ritualistic worship is complete without an offering of holy basil leaves to the Gods. Considering its multitudinous medicinal benefits, it is no small wonder that it is deemed to be holy and very auspicious. It has a wide use in ayurvedic medicine as well as traditional medicine. Every home has a pot of holy basil plant or it is grown in the garden or in special masonry structures constructed in the front of the house or the center of the courtyard where prayers are offered every morning. You too can grow holy basil at home and maintain the health of your entire family.
Treat Cough And Colds With Holy Basil Tea
One develops a cold and cough, sore throat and congestion very frequently no matter how cautious or careful you are to stay away from a suffering person or practice scrupulous hygiene. If there are children in the house then there is no way you can keep the viruses away from your home and from affecting each member of the household. Boil one liter of water and add a handful of holy basil leaves to it. Boil for five minutes on a low heat then cover the pan and leave it. Strain cupfuls of the tea and administer to the patient throughout the day. Holy basil will not only deal with the germs but it will also mobilize the mucus and help clear the respiratory passages. The soothing tea will also relieve the fever, headache and sore throat and buildup the stamina of the body. Holy basil tea provides much comfort to people suffering from asthma, influenza and bronchitis.
Keep Diabetes Under Control
In today’s world, diabetes has become a most common disease from which millions of people suffer all over the world. From children to teenagers and from young adults to the aged, anyone can have diabetes these days. More and more people are looking for an alternative treatment to combat with this vicious disease. Holy basil is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants like Eugenol which not only reduce the blood glucose levels but also protect the heart and the other organs of the body from damage caused by the free radicals and pathogens. Holy basil also has anti-carcinogenic properties which help in treating some kinds of cancer. It restricts the flow of blood to the cancerous tumors and thus inhibits their growth. You can boil holy basil leaves and a teaspoon of grated ginger together to make a detection Drinking three to four cups of this excellent tea is very beneficial to the body in innumerable ways.
Chew A Few Leaves Of Holy Basil Everyday To Stay Young
It is everyone’s ardent desire to slow down the aging process and keep one’s stamina intact. Women especially, want to be free from wrinkles and want to keep looking young and beautiful. Holy basil is a great tonic for the body. It not only keeps the body free from all sorts of diseases and disorders but also protects it from the ravages of the free radicals. It detoxifies the body thoroughly and minimizes the wear and tear of its tissues and cells and preserves its reserves of energy. The other nutrients found in holy basil help to maintain the freshness and elasticity of the skin. Moreover, holy basil also known as a spiritual healer, promotes peace and tranquility in the mind. Once you are at peace, you are in a constant state of relaxation and your body automatically stays young and full of vigor.
Boost Your Immunity To The Utmost
Holy basil has superb antibiotic, antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties which efficiently deal with germs and prevent all kinds of infection. Oral infections, skin infections, fever, all kinds of bacterial, fungal and viral infections and allergies are an everyday occurrence. To deal with these ailments it is always handy to have holy basil near at hand. For skin infections, you can crush a few fresh leaves and extract the juice. Apply the juice all over the infected area. For oral infections, you can gargle with the juice as frequently as you want. This will also heal diseased gums, stop bad breath and reduce toothache. If you have fever, you can drink the decoction to induce sweating and reduce the fever. The phytonutrients present in holy basil destroy all the pathogens in the body and simultaneously enhance the function of the immune system and make it ideal for protecting the body against every foreign invasion. A strong and healthy immune system goes a long way in keeping the body free from diseases.
Take Care Of Your Eyes In A Safe Way
Soak a few leaves of holy basil in some water overnight. In the morning, wash your eyes with this water. This water will not only soothe and cool your tired eyes but it will also get rid of conjunctivitis, boils and other problems of the eyes effectively. Besides this, you should also chew a few holy basil leaves daily, to keep your eyes free from damages done by pathogens and free radicals and to prevent stress and to keep your eyesight strong and healthy. If you consume the leaves daily, then you run a very low risk of macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, opthalmia and vision defects. Holy basil also keeps your blood pressure under control and protects your blood vessels from damage. Holy basil has certain compounds which have superb analgesic properties and which can deal with severe headaches caused by sinus or migraine and alleviate inflammatory and neurological pain. To relieve the pain drink a hot cup of the decoction three or four times. It is a good practice to pluck a handful of holy basil leaves and give four or five leaves to each member of your family to chew, first thing, every morning. Holy basil has no side effects and is extremely safe in every way.