The Sacred Plant Basil is not only revered as a holy plant in Hinduism but it also finds its place in the ancient science of Ayurveda. Tulsi is commonly found in two varieties – the green-colored Lakshmi tulsi and the purple-hued Krishna Tulsi. Apart from the Indian subcontinent, it can also be found in tropical regions of most Southeast Asian countries.
Basil also is known as Tulsi is worshipped, is offered to gods and is grown in many Hindu households not in vain but for a well-established reason – this humble, inexpensive herb comes loaded with a host of benefits. Tulsi is extremely beneficial for humans.
From warding off some of the most common ailments, strengthening immunity, fighting bacterial & viral infections to combating and treating various hair and skin disorders – just a few leaves of the sacred plant basil when used regularly can help resolve a host of health and lifestyle-related issues.
It can be consumed raw, plucked fresh from the plant, add it in your tea or make kadha out of it. Apart from the conventional ways of consuming the humble, holy plant basil, you can experiment with it in your cooking and render an exquisite, earthy, aromatic flavor to your preparations.
Best Vastu consultant Manoj Jain tells that Basil plant grows in rich and moist soil with ample sunlight. You can begin by planting it just a few centimeters below the soil with a light cover of dirt. Let it grow indoors till it’s about 6-7 inch tall, after which the plant can be transferred outdoors. Tulsi should be planted right before monsoon, under intense heat.
Here are some benefits of the sacred plant Basil tell by the best Vastu consultant in Delhi:
1. Basil acts as a detoxifying, cleansing and purifying agent – both from within and without. Therefore it is good for the skin – both when consumed and applied topically.
2. The sacred plant Basil is also effective in treating skin disorders, itching and issues like ringworms.
3. Tulsi can be made into teas or can be had a raw, powdered, paste or in form herbal supplements.
4. Basil also has antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties. Therefore helps in relieving from fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu and chest congestion.
5. Tulsi is also beneficial in treating respiratory ailments.
6. Basil helps relieve stress, strengthen immunity, and facilitate proper digestion.
7. Tulsi is loaded with phytonutrients, essential oils, Vitamin A and C, therefore regular tulsi consumption can also aid in balancing various bodily processes.
8. It counters elevated blood sugar levels and is therefore beneficial for diabetics.
9. It also helps in regulating uric acid levels in the body, thereby elimination risks of developing kidney stones and also beneficial for those who have kidney stones.
10. According to the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, The sacred plant Basil or Tulsi can help in maintaining normal levels of the stress hormone – cortisol in the body.
11. Tulsi is great for dental health and for healthy gums.
These are some benefits of the sacred plant basil which can be useful for you. Apart from that Basil is also an effective insect repellant and can aid in treating insect bite and beneficial in treating conditions like hepatitis, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue and swine flu.