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Home Remedies with Tulsi or Tulasi or Holy Basil
Tulsi in sanskrit means "incomparable one". It is an aromatic short shrub that is considered holy in Hindu religion. It belongs to the basil family. Tulsi has been revered in India for over five thousand years, as a healing balm for body, mind and spirit, and is known to bestow an amazing number of health benefits. A Hindu house hold has the Tulsi planted somewhere in the middle of the house (or close to living area), for the reason that breathing the air around Tulsi was considered to improve general health.
The holy basil has the following ingredients and benefits. The holy basil has got astounding health benefits.
Fact: Tulsi has one of the highest levels of adaptogen.
Benefit: An adaptogen is an agent that helps the body adapt more efficiently to stress.
Fact: Tulsi is a rich anti-oxidant.
Benefit: It slow down the process of excess oxidation and protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. When cells are attacked by free radicals, excess oxidation occurs which damage and destroy cells. Antioxidants help reduce disease and general degradation of body and health.
Fact: It is an amino-modulator.
Benefit: An immuno-modulator is an agent that balances and improves the immune response of the body. Hindu's soak leaves of the Tulsi in water and drink it every day. It helps in improving bodies immunity.
Fact: Recent studies suggest that Tulsi may be a natural COX-2 inhibitor - an enzyme responsible for inflammation due to its high concentration of eugenol.
Benefit: Eugenol is a constituent found in pain killers. Holy basil is all natural without side effects.
Fact: It has Oleanolic acid.
Benefit: Oleanolic acid is said to have strong anti-HIV virus effects.
Fact: It has Ursolic acid.
Benefit: Ursolicc acid is said to have strong anti-cancer effects.
Fact: It has Carvacrol
Benefit: Carvacrol is said to a strong anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral and also has effects that numb pain receptors. This makes Tulsi a great medicine against common cold, cough and fever.
Home Remedies with Tulsi
For Cold Cough and Fever
Tulsi - 5-10 leaves
Step 1: Add Tulsi to hot water
Step 2: Leave for couple of minutes
Step 3: Drink 8-10 time a day.
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a medical practitioner.These are only general guidelines. It is always better to see a doctor depending upon the intensity of the case.