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Top 5 Remarkable Benefits Of Tulsi Powder

Madhura Mohan

Posted on March 02 2021

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 e often ignore the opportunities at hand and go in search of other opportunities. This, general saying is so very apt to today’s topic. Tulsi, a plant in our backyard is so immensely filled with medicinal benefits, but little do we consider its benefits and go in search of other remedies. Although Tulsi has been used for its diverse healing properties for over 5000 years, it’s an herb that lately enjoyed a surge in popularity among health enthusiasts of modern times.

The predominant cause of global morbidity is closely linked to lifestyle-related choices many of which can be addressed with a focus on healthy lifestyle practices.

We’ll learn in today’s blog about Tulsi, an herb that’s intertwined as both a revered spiritual herb and as a safe, natural medicinal herb.

 

A Brief About Tulsi

Tulsi, known by its scientific name Ocimum sanctum is also called Holy basil. It belongs to the family Lamiaceae, native to the Indian subcontinent and is widespread as a cultivated plan aromatic perennial plant which belt throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.

The emerging science on Tulsi reinforces ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and suggests that Tulsi is the ‘elixir of life’ due to its vast array of health benefits.

 

Nutraceutical Value of Tulsi

The studies on the nutraceutical value of tulsi reveals that it is a rich source of minerals (iron, phosphorus, copper, manganese, chromium, zinc), polysaccharide, fiber, B and C vitamins, pigments and mucilage. Tulsi is known to contain beta carotene, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, phenolics, flavonoids, terpenoids, fatty acid derivatives and essential oils.

 

How To Consume Tulsi Powder?

           

The most beneficial and easiest way to consume tulsi powder on a regular basis is by preparing kadha. However, you can even mix it with herbal teas or other herbs to enhance its beneficial value.

 

TULSI IMPROVES IMMUNITY

 

Taken too many sick leaves last month and your boss is wild on you? Your antibiotic is giving only temporary benefits and making you weak? Being low on immune makes you more likely to catch a common cold, flu, respiratory illnesses and various other infections. The opposite of the same goes true as well. Having a strong immune system makes you less likely to contract illnesses.

A decoction of tulsi 1-2 cups daily, preferably on an empty stomach is the easiest way to boost immunity naturally.

Tulsi has exceptional antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, disinfectant properties which help to protect us from a variety of infections. Tulsi boosts the formation of healthy immune cells like T helper cells and natural killer cells, thereby making our immune system strong. Loaded with phytonutrients, and essential oils, Tulsi is enriched with antioxidant properties which help fight the free radical damage.

 

TULSI IMPROVES DIGESTION

Do you often complain about bloated stomach, constipation and stomach pain? Adding just a teaspoon of Tulsi powder to your meals or drinking a cup of Tulsi tea daily will offer you noticeable difference. Tulsi is a rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients that enhance digestion, improve bowel movements and help provide relief from indigestion issues. Tulsi is loaded with antioxidants which don’t just help you with physiological stress, but also helps with metabolic stress.

Tulsi soothes your stomach, fights against acid refluxes and relieves indigestion issues. Consuming Tulsi tea particularly on an empty stomach helps flush out toxins from the body. Tulsi has carminative properties which provides effective relief from flatulence and bloating.

 

TULSI HELPS BOOST CLEAR SKIN

 

Is your skin frequently prone to acne and blemishes? Environmental factors such as pollution, heat, dust, grime, loading up on beauty products on a daily basis can take a serious toll on your skin and give rise to acne and other skin issues. Tulsi benefits reflect on your skin when you consume it as well as when applied topically.

Tulsi helps get rid of dirt, grime, and flush out the toxins from your skin, giving it a revitalized look. While most commercial skin cleansers cleanse the skin leaving it feeling extremely dry, Tulsi is known to deeply unclog skin pores and hydrate them. The antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties of Tulsi help purify the blood and remove toxins when consumed. Being astringent in nature, Tulsi soaks up the excess oil and dry up the acne when it is applied as a face mask.

Mix one tablespoon of Tulsi powder with a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and a few drops of rose water and apply on face. Once it dries completely, rinse with cool water.  Repeat this 2-3 times a week for effective results.

 

TULSI MINIMIZES HAIR FALL

Are you among those who is facing hair fall issue? Dry/too oily, flaky scalp, over exposure to heat, dust, pollution, over-use of heat-styling tools, combing wet hair, not getting enough nutrients in food, washing hair with hot water are the chief factors that cause hair fall. If you have tried all the counter medications and lost heart because of zero results, Tulsi can come to rescue.

Tulsi is packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants that nourish and moisturize your scalp. This eliminates itching, boosts circulation to the scalp and stimulates hair growth. Tulsi rejuvenates the hair follicles and strengthens the roots, which in turn curbs hair loss.

Mix a tablespoon of Tulsi powder with some warm coconut oil. Gently massage this mixture into your scalp, leave for about 30 minutes and follow it up with shampoo and conditioner. Try this once a week to prevent hair fall and make your hair look healthier and shinier.

 

TULSI IMPROVES RESPONSE TO STRESS

Do you feel stuck, unclear and stressed often? The higher the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in our body, the more stressed you’ll be. Regular consumption of Tulsi brings positive effects on the mind, supports the body at the cellular level and helps you cope with varied stresses of daily life. Being an adaptogenic herb, Tulsi is loaded with antioxidants that bring down your cortisol levels and calm you down. Tulsi has restorative benefits on nervous system which helps relax your nerves, increases circulation, giving calming and cooling senses, contributing to reduction in stress.

 

AS-IT-IS TULSI POWDER

AS-IT-IS Tulsi powder is 100% natural, raw, contains no added preservatives or additives.  It is nutritionally rich and offers best health benefits.

 

While the digital era is surrounded by a fair share of illnesses, it’s time we switch to traditional herbs which come with zero side effects...

Tulsi brings ayurvedic esteem, complex flavour and soothing benefits to modern day life…

 

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