Grown in India for over 3000 years, Tulsi – popularly known in the other part of the world as the Holy Basil, is considered one of the most sacred plants in India. Tulsi – which means the incomparable one – symbolizes goddess Lakshmi in Hindu Mythology. She is the consort of one of the 3 supreme Hindu God Vishnu and hence Tulsi is often planted near Hindu shrines and prayers and water are offered to this sacred plant by Hindus at their home too.
Tulsi has been valued in India for a long time as it has been used since antiquity to heal the body, mind and soul for holistic health. Since antiquities Holy Basil is used in India and is one of the most important ingredients of Ayurvedic medicine.
Tulsi is a proven and powerful antioxidant. Its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties have been demonstrated scientifically. In Ayurveda, Tulsi or the holy basil has been used to treat conditions such as the common cold, bronchitis, fever and various in digestive complaints including ulcers.
In short, Tulsi is no less than a boon to humankind. Here’s 17 health benefits of Tulsi, ‘the incomparable one’:
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