18 Benefits of Tulsi: The Holy Basil Sacred Plant Healing
As the Pandemic continues to affect the health of everyone world wide, it’s good to have a few extra tools that soothe our hearts and frazzled nerves, and provide superior support for our lungs and immune system. Tulsi is that plant!
Widely found growing in India, not only is Tulsi a revered, holy plant; it also finds its place in the ancient science of Ayurveda. As a matter of fact, Tulsi is worshipped in India and is grown in many Hindu households for well-established reasons – this humble, inexpensive herb is loaded with numerous of benefits.
From warding off some of the most common ailments, strengthening immunity to fighting bacterial & viral infections to combating and treating various hair and skin disorders, it is a gentle powerhouse for healing
It is rich in antioxidants which help in mitigating stress and conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Other beneficial properties of this plant are known to include:
- It acts as a detoxifying, cleansing and purifying agent.
- It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties.
- Helps in relieving from fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu and chest congestion.
- Been shown to be beneficial in treating respiratory ailments like chronic bronchitis and asthma
- Helps relieve stress, strengthen immunity, and facilitate proper digestion.
- It is loaded with phytonutrients, essential oils, Vitamin A and C
- It can ward off harmful effects of free radicals.
- Is great for dental health and for healthy gums.
Tulsi Tea has been a mainstay for me since the onset of this pandemic. I consume it every day and here’s why…
Tulsi can help in maintaining normal levels of the stress hormone – cortisol in the body. I made several cups of this soothing tea every day, adding some honey for it’s anti-bacterial benefits, and a squeeze of lemon juice to help keep my liver happy and healthy.
It’s these simple rituals that have brought grounding and familiarity to an otherwise hectic world. They brought peace when four of my family members got Covid.
Good health and immunity don’t happen over night. They are created by the simple choices and steps we take each and every day to support our bodies on a cellular and energetic level.
Tulsi is that sacred plant that nourishes on every level– physical, mental and emotional…and I know we can all use a little bit of that right now. No matter which way you choose to enjoy it… in liquid tincture added to water, a soothing cup of tea, it will not disappoint. Take a break, relax with some tea, and share some with a friend.
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