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The Holy Wonder, Tulsi or Ocimum Sanctum – The Queen of Herbs

TulsiTulsi, Oscimum sactum or Holy Basil is a sacred scented plant seen countrywide. Planted in temples and homes, this plant  is important medicinally too. Charged with essential oils and compounds like Rosmaric acid, Luteolin, Beta- Caryophyllene, Oleanolic acid, Ursolic acid,
Apigenin etc Tulsi is helpful in dealing with Kapham and Vatham problems. Medicinal uses of Tulasi is discussed below :

  • Water boiled with Tulsi leaves is best to relieve sore throat.
  • Tulsi leaf juice, about 1 teaspoon is mixed with half teaspoon of ginger juice and honey and given for cough.
  • Regular consumption of 2-5 Tulsi leaves daily reduces cholesterol and helps in managing Cardiac diseases.
  • Chewing leaves heals the ulcers and infections of oral cavity.
  • Tulsi tea is excellent for enhancing immunity and managing respiratory disorders.
  • Rich in antioxidants, Tulsi fights Cancer.
  • Regular intake of 2-3 leaves daily after meals helps to get rid of gas trouble, aids digestion and prevent intestinal ulcers.
  • Regular intake of 2-5 gm of dried powder daily helps in managing Diabetes in a better way.
  • Leaf paste may be given iternally and applied externally in case of insect bites.
  • Water boiled with Tulsi leaves if regularly consumed relieves stress.

As a traditional medicine Tulsi is been used since ages for treating various diseases. A real gift of nature truly  “Queen of herbs” it is.

Dr Divya Amritjude

Dr. Divya Amritjude, wife of Dr. Amritjude, is the female consultant, the Siddha doctor of Agasthiyar Guru Siddha Hospital.

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