English Name– Holy Basil
Hindi name -Tulsi
Useful parts of Tulsi: Leaves, Roots, Seeds
Shwashagan- helps in respiratory distress one of the Best Herbs for bronchitis
Sursaadi- making your voice clear
Sursaadi- making your voice clear
Energetics of Tulsi
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent) and Tikat(bitter)
Guna (qualities) – Rooksha (dryness), Laghu (lightness)
Vipaka- Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
Veerya – Ushana – Hot potency
Prabhava – special effect – Hrudya – cardiac tonic
Effect on Tridosha– BalancesKapha (supports clear mucus passages) and vata
Major chemical constituents
Ursolic acid, oleanolic acid,rosmarinic acid, carvacrol, eugenol, linalool, β-caryophyllene
Ocium sanctum/Tulsi benefits- According to Ayurveda
Kaphaghan-useful to balance Kapha dosha
Vranashodhak – useful to relieve ulcers and wounds due to Pitta and Kapha imbalance
Medohara – reduces fat and cholesterol levels
Mehahara– useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
Kshayahara – useful in chronic respiratory disorders, tuberculosis
Krimihar- useful in worms
Pharmacognosy According to Modern /properties of Tulsi
It has anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces swelling and pain. It reduces Vata which is the main cause of the swelling. Its constituent linolenic acid is responsible for its anti-inflammatory effect. So, this is one of the best herbs for bronchitis as it reduces the inflammation of bronchioles and makes cough to ooze out. Thus, it works on all upper respiratory infections from minor cough cold to bronchitis & bronchial asthma even.
In Asthma it is advised with SVM and Sitopladi Mishran.
Powerful Antimicrobial & Antioxidant properties are also exhibited by this plant which helps in making this plant effective in various microbial infections of the Upper respiratory tract.
It is used widely in skin disorders like- rashes, itching, insect bites. It is also used in pimples, acne, and scars. It kills bacteria and infections. The primary active compound of tulsi oil is eugenol which helps fight skin-related disorders. It helps treat skin infections both internally and externally.
It can be taken with a skincare tab for better results.
Due to the presence of compounds like camphene, eugenol, and cineole, tulsicures viral, bacterial, and fungal infections of the respiratory system. It can cure various respiratory disorders like-bronchitis without the use of antibiotics. It is also used in the treatment of Tuberculosis as an adjuvant. It is one of the best Herb for bronchitis.
It also cures cough and other diseases of lungs. It helps in the expectoration of excess mucous secretion. Due to its Kapha and Vata balancing effect, it is useful in the treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory disorders, cold and cough, and also repeated hiccups.
In bronchitis, it is used along with Vasaka & Sitopladi Mishran.
It is used in kidney problems like kidney stones. It contains acetic acid which helps in the breakdown(anti-lithiatic action) of stones. It acts as a mild diuretic as well.
It has anti-stress properties. It prevents stress, due to noise which increases the levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in specific brain regions. It balances the cortisone level.
It can be taken with relax cap and a Nervitone cap.
It lowers restraint stress-induced cholesterol levels. It also effectively lowers the restraint stress-induced elevations in liver enzymes named as lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and alkaline phosphatase. It also helps in purifying blood. This, in turn, helps in reducing the risk of heart attacks and also lowers the cholesterol level. It contains vitamin C and antioxidants such as eugenol, which protects the heart from the harmful effects of free radicals. Eugenol also proves useful in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
It can be taken with Cholesterol CARE tablets.
It contains Vitamin C and A, a phytonutrient which is great antioxidants and protects the skin from almost all the damages caused by free radicals.
It relives all types of fever. It has anti-viral properties. It is used in malaria, typhoid, and viral fevers. It relieves the symptoms associated with fever-like cough and cold, headache. It is used to relieve fever due to bronchitis.
It can be taken with feverex capsules for better results.
Tulsi is a natural mouth freshener and an oral disinfectant. It is used in mouth ulcers as well. It destroys the bacteria that are responsible for dental cavities, plaque, tartar, and bad breath, while also protecting the teeth.
It is used to cure bad breath as well.
It is used in indigestion, vomiting, pain in abdomen. It also relieves constipation. Due to its Vata pacifying effect, it relieves gas accumulation and thus relieves resultant pain in the flanks
It can be taken with the pitta pacifying tab and Lavan Bhaskar powder.
It is used in hair problems like dandruff, hair loss, and itching of the scalp. It reduces Vata and Kapha which is the cause of hair related problems.
Use mishran oil for hair massage for better results.
The research offers substantial evidence that tulsi protects against and reduces stress; enhances stamina and endurance; increases the body’s efficient use of oxygen; boosts the immune system; reduces inflammation; protects against radiation damage; lessens aging factors; supports the heart, lungs, and liver; has antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties; provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients.
Because it can cause a burning sensation so need to take precaution to avoid over-dosing.
It is safe to use in children and during lactation.
Consult your doctor for advice to use in pregnancy.
Why Ayurveda24 Tulsi?
Concentrated with 750 mg extract of Tulsi
Less dosage – one capsule a day will be sufficient.
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