Tulasi plant is known to have numerous medicinal properties and is said to have the power to cure many ailments. It is thought to reduce pain and also speeds up the process of healing. If you have unhealthy skin and to deal with skin problems and infections, you can use this herb to detoxify your skin and and keep it clean and healthy and it helps in preventing skin infections. Tulasi contains two antioxidants that can strengthen your immune system, protects your cells, DNA and delays skin aging. It prevents premature aging and keeps the skin healthy. The strong anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties of this herb helps in preventing the formation of acne. It also helps in treating ringworm and skin disorders.Tulsi helps stimulate neurotransmitters that regulate hormones responsible for happiness and energy.It helps in preventing heart diseases because it has a positive impact on reducing cholesterol levels in the body.The anti inflammatory properties of tulasi help in lowering inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions.Let us look at the health benefits of this wonderful herb.
Health Benefits of tulasi
Tulasi as a natural immunity booster
Tulasi is rich in Vitamin C and zinc and it helps in boosting immune system and prevents infections.Tulasi consumption is known to increase the speed of wound healing.It is known to have anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti viral, analgesic and anti inflammatory properties.It increases the activity of T helper cells and natural killer cells, thereby boosting the function of your immune system.
Tulasi has anti pyretic and anti analgesic properties
Tulasi helps in reducing fever(anti pyretic) and pain(anti analgesic).The anti bacterial and anti viral properties of Tulasi help in reducing fever.Tulasi has a biochemical compound called Eugenol, which has pain relieving properties.This helps in reducing aches in your body.It can also help people with arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Tulasi helps in reducing cold, cough and other respiratory disorders.
The compounds present in Tulasi such as camphene, cineole,eugenol etc help in reducing cold and congestion in the chest.It is also effective in treating influenza, brohitis, asthma etc.
Tulasi helps in reducing stress and blood pressure
Tulasi contains compounds called Ocimumosides.These compounds help in reducing stress and balance the neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine in your brain.Tulasi also helps in reducing inflammation and blood pressure due to its anti inflammatory properties.
Tulasi treats gastrointestinal disorders
Tulasi can be very effective in treating indigestion, ulcers, vomiting, gastric disorders,stomach or menstrual cramps.Tulasi also helps in reducing pain from kidney stones and help prevent them.It helps in fighting against the effects of stress induced ulcers in your stomach. It protects your stomach by decreasing stomach acid,increasing mucus secretion,increasing mucus cells and extends the life of mucus cells.
Tulasi helps to control blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels.
Tulasi helps in lowering stress induced cholesterol levels.Research studies show that tulasi is very effective in reducing total cholesterol in the kidney, liver, heart etc.Research studies also tells us that in case of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, all parts of tulasi help in reducing the levels of blood sugar.
Anti-cancer properties of Tulasi
As already mentioned, tulasi contains many phytochemicals(plant compounds) with strong antioxidant properties. These are substances that can fight against damages due to free radicals produced in your body. As you know, free radicals are substances that can damage the cells of your body. The antioxidants in tulasi help in protecting you from skin, liver, oral and lung cancers.
Tulasi for skin and hair
Tulasi helps in making your skin clear and fresh. It helps to clear out blemishes and acne.The antioxidants present in tulasi helps in preventing premature aging.It is also helpful in strengthening the roots of your hair and prevents hair loss.The antifungal properties of tulasi help in preventing the development of fungus and dandruff.
These are some of the health benefits of tulasi.In combining with Ashwagandha, tulasi is known to have anti stress,anti oxidant,memory protective, liver protective and many other properties. They can be taken together as they work in a similar way in the body to achieve their therapeutic goals. Tulasi can also be used in combination with Triphala to support healthy antioxidant function.