Tulasi – The Herb, The Lifesaver

Tulasi is a branched sub shrub, most commonly known as Holy basil, Ocimum Tenuiflorum, and Osimum Sanctum. The plant is usually 30-60 cm in height. Tulasi is a plant having purple or green leaves that have a strong scent. It is a plant with hairy leaves.

tulasi plant

Tulasi as a plant is cultivated in the Eastern World for medicinal and religious purposes. The plant is also adored for its essential oil extracts, and is commonly used in Ayurveda as herbal tea.

From the Ayurvedic point of view Tulasi as an herb is helpful for adapting stress. It also balances different processes in the body. The plant’s extracts are used in several ayurvedic remedies to cure a number of ailments. Traditionally speaking, Tulasi is consumed in several forms from the time of our forefathers. It is taken as a fresh leaf, as dried powder, and as herbal tea. You can also mix a fresh leaf of Tulasi with ghee and take it as a medicine early in the morning.

Benefits of Tulasi
Over the years Tulasi has proved to be one of the most essential ingredients used in skin and hair care products. As an herb it helps in maintaining shiny hair and a healthy skin. The extracts of the plant are used in the manufacture of organic solutions for hair and skin problems. Since the plant is blessed with purifying and antiseptic qualities, it serves as a medicine to prevent skin diseases. Tulasi has a number of beauty benefits.

Look at the secrets disclosed below to know what graces Tulasi can bestow upon your skin and hair.

On Skin:
Many cosmetic companies use Tulasi as a main ingredient in skin ointments because of its antiseptic and anti- bacterial properties. The herb works in an excellent manner on acne, pimples and eczema. If you are suffering from diseases like eczema or scabies I would advise you to take Tulasi juice.

Tulasi works wonderfully on skin. Raw eaten Tulasi would help in purifying your blood. Once your blood is purified you could be free from pimples and acne. You can also make a skin toner out of Tulasi by boiling Tulasi leaves in water. Allow it to cool for about 15 minutes. Thereafter you can apply this homemade toner on face. But be careful Tulasi toner should only be applied on acne or pimple affected areas. This remedy would help you to get rid of pimples and would add an instant glow to your skin.

Tulasi can be used in combination with besan (gram flour). A face pack can be made by blending the two ingredients together. This is a popular face pack and can be used by you to remove scar marks from your face. Application of this face pack would also clean your skin and make your skin tone even. Besan is an effective product. Its skin whitening effects lightens black marks and scars on face. This pack can also help you to obtain flawless skin.

Application of dry powdered Tulasi on face is very effective. It could help in removing dark spots from your face and make your skin glow.

A paste made of sandalwood along with Tulasi leaves and rose water can be applied on face. This face pack could help you to prevent inflammation.

Tulasi works as a skin moisturizer too.
Tulasi paste along with a few drops of lemon could help cure ring worm.
Daily intake of powdered Tulasi leaves and roots helps to cure all skin diseases.
Tulasi paste can be applied on areas prone to skin irritation caused by plucking hair. Application of Tulasi paste could help relieve all such skin irritations.
In case of sudden itches on your body rub tulasi leaves. This would help you to get rid of the itches and obtain quick relief.

On Hair:
Daily massage of a combination of Tulasi and oil on your scalp could help in energizing your hair.

Tulasi can also help remove great amounts of dandruff from your hair. The herb being unique in its own way can help you fight all problems of hair, be it hair damage, hair fall, or dandruff.

Home Remedies

For skin:
Are you tired of skin blemishes and want to get rid of it? Following this simple method given below would help you to obtain a blemish free skin:

  • Use one egg white
  • Add Tulasi paste on it
  • Blend it together
  • Apply the paste on the affected areas of your skin
  • Allow it to remain for 20 minutes
  • Wash it off with normal or cold water by gently scrubbing it

Egg white would help tighten your skin pores, while Tulasi paste on the other hand, would disinfect the affected area and prevent bacterial infection which are the main cause of acne and pimples.

All skin diseases could be treated in you followed a few simple steps regularly:

  • Boil Tulasi leaves in mustard oil till the oil turns black
  • Allow it to cool
  • Strain the oil
  • Apply this oil as a massaging agent on your body during winters

This simple homemade remedy could result in quick healing of all skin diseases.

For application on cuts and wounds Tulasi leaves should be dried in the sun. Alum should be added to it and both should be ground together. The powder obtained should be applied on cuts and wounds to get quick relief. Extra powder can be stored for a long time in a glass bottle.

For Hair:
Do you want to get rid of hair fall and is hair fall a major concern for you? Well if it major concerns for you then why don’t you do something about it? Well there is one simple method that you can follow that could help improve your hair and reduce hair loss.

Add some Tulasi oil to coconut oils and massage your scalp regularly with it. Tulasi helps improve blood circulation. It may also keep your scalp wet and cool; this could help in reducing dandruff which is the main cause of hair loss. Application of this mixture can also promote your hair growth.

These are the external benefits of Tulasi. Tulasi is not just an herb it is also a life saver. Tulasi doesn’t only cure external problems; it is also a natural medicine for health issues. Consumption of Tulasi can help cure beat cancer, cough, beat diabetes, beat stress, etc. Tulasi should be consumed on a daily basis to remain healthy, and obtain beautiful hair and flawless skin.

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