Tulsi also known as the Holy Basil stands out from other herbs because of the benefits it offers. We can find a tulsi plant in the ‘aangan’ or front door of almost every Indian household. We have seen our mothers and grandmothers praying and doing ‘parikrama’ of this plant early in the morning before beginning their daily chores. If there’s an insect bite we can hear our grandma say ‘arre aangan se thoda tulsi ka pata todke piske laga lo’ or the evergreen ‘kadha’ for a cold.
The benefits of tulsi are many. From the leaves to the seeds the holy basil is considered a tonic for the mind, body and spirit.
It is used for treatments for headaches, asthma, cold, congestion, joint pains to name a few. It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety. It’s antibacterial, antifungal and anti inflammatory properties help clear skin blemishes and acne. It also helps to prevent premature ageing or wrinkles.
Being rich in Vitamin K and antioxidants, tulsi benefits your hair by stimulating blood circulation and promoting hair growth.
Packed with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and phytonutrients, it is a magical herb that never disappoints whether you take it orally, apply it to your skin or hair.