Apart from having religious values, Tulsi is a wonderful plant that can serve people in many capacities. Tulsi is given utmost importance when it comes to Ayurveda and Naturopathy. Its essential oils are used to treat a number of ailments.
According to Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath, “The essential oils found in Tulsi, effectively act on our respiratory system”. Tulsi is rich in antioxidants which help in mitigating stress and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and so on. “Tulsi has linoleic acid which is extremely beneficial for skin,” adds Dr. Gautam. According to him, Tulsi leaves have volatile and fixed oils that help fight allergies, pathogens, and infections. Known for its purifying, detoxifying and cleansing properties, Tulsi pastes as well as the powder has been used in herbal and cosmetic products since centuries. Commonly paired with other herbs and ingredients like neem, giloy, and turmeric, tulsi paste is applied on acne and pimples to ensure relief.
- It acts as a detoxifying, cleansing and purifying agent – both from within and without.
- It is good for skin – both when consumed and applied topically.
- It is also effective in treating skin disorders, itching and issues like ringworms.
- It can be consumed as tea, raw, powdered, paste or in the form of herbal supplements.
- It has antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties.
- It helps in relief from fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu and chest congestion.
- It is also beneficial in treating respiratory ailments like chronic bronchitis, asthma etc.
- Helps to relieve stress, strengthen immunity, and facilitate proper digestion.
- It is loaded with phytonutrients, essential oils, Vitamin A and C
- Regular Tulsi consumption can also aid in balancing various bodily processes.