Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial compounds, strong antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune enhancing properties.
Tulsi also aids in the purification of atmosphere.
Tulsi is considered an adaptogenic, balancing different processes in the body thereby enabling the body to adapt to stress.
With its specific aroma and astringent taste, as per Ayurveda, it is know as 'the elixir of Life' and is well known to promote longevity.
Tulsi can also help you immensely if you are trying to quit smoking. Keep some fresh tulsi leaves in your pocket and munch whenever you feel the urge to smoke. The tulsi juice will cool your throat just as the mint drops do and chewing will distract you. The anti-oxidant will actually help you to undo the damage done by years of smoking.
Tulsi extracts make the most organic solution for your skin and hair problems. Tulsi is endowed with antiseptic and purifying qualities which help to prevent skin diseases.
Some of them have been listed below.
Treats Skin Issues - Tulsi works very well on eczema, acne and pimples People suffering from scabies and eczema should drink Tulsi juice to help cure it apart from using it topically.
Eliminates Pimples and Acne - Tulsi works great on the skin, whether you eat raw leaves or apply a paste to the face. When eaten raw, it purifies the blood from toxins and prevents appearance of acne and pimples.
You can also make a toner by boiling Tulsi leaves in water. Let it cool for 15 minutes and then apply on the acne affected areas. This remedy will not only help eliminate pimples but will also impart an instant glow to the skin and will smooth the skin out completely.
Lightens Scars and Marks - Neem + Holy Basil Purifying face cleanser is a popular pack to get rid of scar marks and get a clean and even skin tone. Skin whitening effects of the ingredients lightens the appearance of scars and black marks and Tulsi kills the bacteria that lead to acne.
Adds Glow - Rubbing finely powdered Neem + Holy Basil Purifying Face Cleanser on the face like a loose powder adds glow to the face glow and removes dark spots from the face.
Prevents Inflammation - Tulsi leaves contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds.
Adds a youthful look - The antioxidants present in Tulsi makes you look younger and fresher. Tulsi is very healthy for the skin. It works well as a skin and hair moisturizer too.
Tightens Pores - Skin with blemishes can also benefit from Tulsi leaves. Make a face pack using one egg white and Tulsi leaves paste. Then rub the mixture gently on the face particularly on the infected areas of the skin. Wash off the face pack after 20 minutes scrubbing it gently. The egg white used will tighten the pores while the tulsi paste will disinfect the skin and prevent infections which cause pimples and acne.
Promotes Healing - Another good remedy for treating all types of skin diseases is boiling tulsi in mustard oil till the oil turns black. Let it cool, then strain the oil and apply all over the body during winters.
Heals Wounds, Cuts and Burns - Dry tulsi leaves in a shade, add alum, grind and sieve well and store the powder in a clean glass bottle. Apply the powder on wounds and cuts. Pain due to burns can be alleviated by applying equal amounts of Tulsi juice and coconut oil mixed in it.
Soothes Itching - Rubbing tulsi leaves on areas that itch gives quick relief.
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