TULSI (Holy Basil) is considered as a tonic to retain youth and avoid aging. Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Phytonutrients and the essential oils in Tulsi, are excellent anti oxidants and protects the body from nearly all the damages caused by the free radicals.Tulsi leaves are regarded as an 'adaptogen' or anti-stress agent. Recent studies have shown that the leaves afford significant protection against stress. Even healthy persons can chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress.It also has immuno-modulatory properties. Tulsi (Holy Basil) is an excellent anti biotic, germicidal, fungicidal and disinfectant and very efficiently protects our body from nearly all sorts of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Fever is mainly caused due to infections from protozoa (in case of malaria), bacteria (typhoid), viruses (flu) and even allergic substances and fungus. Actually, fever is not an ailment in itself. It is just a symptom which shows that our body is fighting against infections.
- Tulsi has shown to be potent immunomodulator, which has therapeutic effects on Asthma and Allergies
- Tulsi helps to mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma and hence used in many ayurvedic cough syrups and expectorants
- It is an adaptogen which has shown to reduce stress levels
- Many topical formulations contain Tulsi as an active ingredient because of its potent anti bacterial activity