Health Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

April 29th, 2013 by Loretta Lanphier

Health Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Known as “The Queen of Herbs”, Holy Basil (a member of the mint family) is the most sacred herb of India. It is interesting to note that Holy Basil, also known as  Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), is an entirely different plant from the pesto variety of Basil (Ocimum basilicum). The health benefits of Holy Basil have been revered by ancient healers, not only in India but also Greece and Rome, for over five thousand years for healing of the body, mind and spirit.

“Modern scientific research offers impressive evidence that Tulsi reduces stress, enhances stamina, relieves inflammation, lowers cholesterol, eliminates toxins, protects against radiation, prevents gastric ulcers, lowers fevers, improves digestion and provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients. Tulsi is especially effective in supporting the heart, blood vessels, liver and lungs and also regulates blood pressure and blood sugar.” Dr. Ralph Miller, former Director of Research for the Canadian Dept. of Health and Welfare.

Health Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

  • antibacterial properties
  • anti-fungal properties
  • antioxidant properties
  • helps with stress – acts as an adaptogen
  • helps with teeth disorders
  • anti-inflammatory
  • boosts memory
  • reduces fever
  • soothes coughing & colds
  • helps with headaches
  • helps with kidney function
  • may help with blood sugar
  • supports pineal gland health
  • helps with acne
  • removes fluoride from water*
  • beneficial for asthma
  • helps with lung congestion
  • protects from free radicals
  • excellent mouth freshener
  • protects from radiation poisoning
  • helps reduce uric acid level
  • anti-aging properties
  • boosts immunity

benefits of holy basil

* Research scientists at Rajasthan University have discovered that Tulsi can replace some of the more expensive alternatives to fluoride removal. (1)

Tulsi Tonic Tea

Ingredients

1 heaping teaspoon of Tulsi (holy basil) leaves
1 heaping teaspoon of hibiscus flowers
1 heaping teaspoon of rose petals
pinch of stevia or raw honey
16 ounces of purified hot water

Instructions

To make this tea simply place the herbs in your tea pot.Pour in the just-boiled hot water.Let steep for 10 – 15 minutes and then pour into cup.Enjoy!

Original Recipe: www.herbmentor.com/holy-basil-tasty-tulsi-tonic-tea


References

(1) Researchers Discover That The Tulsi Plant Can Be Used To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water

Loretta Lanphier is a Naturopathic Practitioner (Traditional), Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Herbalist as well as the CEO / Founder of Oasis Advanced Wellness in The Woodlands TX. She has studied and performed extensive research in health science, natural hormone balancing, anti-aging techniques, nutrition, natural medicine, weight loss, herbal remedies, non-toxic cancer support and is actively involved in researching new natural health protocols and products. A 14 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, Loretta is able to relate to both-sides-of-the-health-coin as patient and practitioner when it comes to health and wellness. “My passion is counseling others about what it takes to keep the whole body healthy using natural and non-toxic methods.” Read Loretta’s health testimony Cancer: The Path to Healing. Loretta is Contributor and Editor of the worldwide E-newsletter Advanced Health & Wellness. Check out Oasis Advanced Wellness and our natural skin care products Oasis Serene Botanicals.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician of choice.

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