Going Green and Healthy
Tulsi’s Health Benefits
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in investigating the traditional health promoting benefits of Tulsi. A considerable, rapidly expanding body of modern scientific information is currently available confirming many of the life-supporting benefits described in ancient Indian Ayurvedic (“Knowledge of Life”) beliefs and writings.
Tulsi is frequently mentioned as one of the main pillars of herbal medicine. This sacred plant is described as a protector of life, preventing misery, stresses and other cardiovascular diseases from birth through old age and death — and even then aiding the passage to the heavens because of its miraculous effects and beliefs in sanctity.
Traditional Medical Functions
Renowned as a general tonic and revitalizing drink, Tulsi has been conventionally employed in hundreds of different formulations for the treatment of a wide range of disorders, including those of the mouth and throat, lungs, heart, blood, liver, kidney, and the digestive, metabolic, reproductive and nervous systems.
Tulsi leaves is commonly believed to treat coughs, colds and fl u, head and ear aches, rheumatism and arthritis, malaria, fever, allergies, and various skin diseases, to reduce the toxicity of various poisons, including insect and reptile bites, to expel intestinal parasites, repel insects and purify the air.
Modern Perspectives on Herbal and Medicinal Plants
Current scientific research offers substantial evidence that Tulsi protects against and reduces stress; enhances stamina and endurance; increases the body’s effi cient use of oxygen; boosts the immune system; reduces inflammation; protects against radiation damage; lessens aging factors; supports the heart, lungs and liver; has antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties; enhances the effectiveness of many other therapeutic treatments; and provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients.
Holistically speaking, Tulsi leaves are premier resources of adaptogen, helping the body and mind to adapt and cope with a wide range of physical, emotional, chemical and infectious stresses, and restore disturbed physiological and psychological functions to a normal healthy state.
Generally vital in enhancing and health promoting properties, Tulsi leaves’ have lots of health benefits and other therapeutic claims and actions, likely accounted for its being natural, organic, safe and certified effective.