Monday, February 27, 2012

Tulsi Leaves to Keep the Diseases at Bay

Tulsi Leaves for healing multiple diseases
Though it was worshiped for thousands of years by Hindus, it is just now that Tulsi (Holy Basil) is gaining its popularity all over the world for its medicinal properties. In Ayurveda it is considered as the destroyer of all the three doshas. It has been proven that daily use of it helps a lot to maintain the normal health. Taking juice of Tulsi leaves with water on empty stomach in the morning purifies the blood, increases the glow and memory power, and tones the digestive system as well. Tulsi juice immediately stops vomiting.

Fever & Common Cold: extract juice from a handful of fresh Tulsi leaves and give it to drink mixed with a glass of fresh water. This should be repeated after every 2 to 3 hours. It is especially very much effective in children to bring down the fever. Even chewing some leaves can work wonder in both common cold and fever.

Sore Throat: boil half liter of water with some fresh Tulsi leaves and drink it slowly. This water can also be used for gargling. This should be repeated twice or thrice a day according to the need and continued for some days.
Respiratory tract: a decoction of Tulsi leaves, cloves and common salt is extremely useful in any case of influenza and any other respiratory tract related diseases. It should be boiled in half a liter of water till only half the water is left.
Versatile Herb for the Body
Heart Disorder: daily use of Tulsi leaves (in any form) gives comfort to the heart patients. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol.
Stress: recent researches have proven the adaptogen (anti-stress) quality of Tulsi leaves. Just chewing 12 leaves every day helps relieve the stress to a large extent.
Mouth Infections: chewing a few leaves every day is enough to combat any of the oral infections like pyorrhea, bad breath etc.
Insect Bites: extract of fresh Tulsi leaves should be taken and must also be applied to the affected parts. A paste of fresh roots can be applied in case of insect or leeches bites.
Headaches: a decoction of the leaves can be given in case of headache. Pounded leaves mixed with sandalwood paste if applied on the forehead gives instant relief from heat, headache, and for providing coolness in general.

Eye Disorders: Two drops of Shyam Tulsi (black holy basil) leaves applied in the eyes daily at bedtime corrects the eye-problems mainly caused by the deficiency of vitamin A.
Teeth Disorders: Powder of the leaves can be used for brushing teeth. It can also be mixed with mustered oil to make a paste and used as toothpaste. Daily use of this keeps you away from bad breath, pyorrhea and other teeth disorders.

Finally: “Chew 10-12 fresh Tulsi leaves every day keep diseases at bay”.

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