Tulsi also known as holy basil is a medicinal plant. It is widely produced in south-east Asia. Tulsi as a herb is used to produce many medicines and ancient Ayurveda has stated it’s importance in medicine. This small herb has lots of benefits stored in it and is a saviour for mankind. From treating the wounds and infections to hair and skin related problems. It has many benefits, let’s see few of the most common benefits of tulsi.
· Protect against infection and treat wounds
Tulsi is said to heal the wounds faster. It has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties that can help cure the wound faster and also fight against the infections.
Tulsi is helpful to treat mouth ulcers, acne, keloid etc.
· Protect your stomach
Tulsi naturally increases the stomach’s defence. Tulsi can be used as a counteract for stores induced ulcers. Drugs for ulcers can cause side effects in such case Tulsi can be a saviour and used as an alternative. Consuming Tulsi can decrease stomach acid, increase mucus secretion etc. It also helps to cure indigestion and bloating.
· Lower blood sugar
Tulsi as a whole plant is very useful to people with type 2 diabetes. It said to reduce symptoms of type2 diabetes, like weight gain, excess insulin, hypertension etc. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before consuming Tulsi because if you are already on medication, it can lower your blood sugar even more which can be fatal.
· Reduce stress and anxiety
According to research, Tulsi has the property of relieving stress and anxiety and improve mood. It also improved cognitive
· Reduced fever
Tulsi is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties thus it helps to fight with infections and thus reduce the fever caused by infections. Tulsi is also said to be natural pain killer and can reduce certain level of pain.
· Boosts immunity
Tulsi is rich in vitamin C and zinc this it helps to improve the immunity system and protects from infections. Consuming Tulsi extract helps increase T Helper cells and natural killer cells activity, thus improving the immunity.