It is known as Tulsi in Sanskrit and holy basil in English. The tulsi is normally found very often in Indian households and considered sacred for Hindus. Many of us do not know its importance which has lot of medicinal and traditional values.
Tulsi is said to be very good for skin. Ring worms that come on skin can be cured by applying basil on it. Having raw basil in the morning purifies your blood and makes your skin glow. It also protects you form acne and blemishes.
Chemicals in tulsi are known to relive pain and swelling on body. There are also other chemicals that might lower blood sugar level in people with diabetes.
The holy basil has very influential germicidal, fungicidal, anti-bacterial and anti-bio-tic properties that are great for curing fevers. Tulsi is very effective in bringing down body temperature while fever symptoms and very safe for babies and small children.
Holy basil contains diuretic and detoxifier which is great for kidneys which reduces the level of uric acid inside the body and cleanse the kidneys and slowly breaking down the stones. Since the holy basil has properties of a painkiller the impact of pain would also be less.
Basil leaves are said to elevate moods and manage mood swings that causes stress and anxiety. Chewing a couple of Tulsi leaves helps manage stress levels and even having Tulsi tea once a day is known to give good results.
Tulsi also acts has a stimulant for the heart as tulsi leaves lower cholesterol levels in the body which keeps you away from cardiac diseases. The blood circulation is also increased if the leaves are mixed and applied on body.
Small children are the main preys to falling sick and getting affected by various viruses. Viruses can be kept away by giving children 3 or 4 leaves daily in the morning. If they do not eat them raw you can add them in the morning breakfast like in oats, idli etc..