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Health Benifits of Tulsi Ras

Health Benifits of Tulsi Ras

Tulsi is a widely known herb.Tulsi has proved to be highly effective in protecting our body from various infections and diseases of heart, liver, skin, kidney etc. Due to its holistic properties, Tulsi herb is widely used in many ayurvedic and naturopathic medicines. Not only its leaves but also its flower and tulsi ras has the properties to fight a number of diseases.

Nutritional Value of Tulsi -


Tulsi leaves are packed with vitamins A, C and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Tulsi  also has a good amount of protein and fibre.

Health benefits of consuming tulsi ras or tulsi leaves in detail -

A single tulsi plant can help you get rid of numerous health ailments. 

  1. Natural Immunity Booster -

Tulsi is a rich source in Vitamin C and zinc. It acts as a natural immunity booster and keeps infections away. Immense anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties of tulsi help protect from a variety of infections. Tulsi leaves extract increases the body strength and immunity.

  1. Helps Reduce Fever and pain -

Tulsi Ras has antibacterial and anti-viral properties which help to fight infections. Regular intake of tulsi ras help reduce fever. The fresh juice of Tulsi when consumed  with powdered black pepper cures periodic fevers. Tulsi leaves boiled with powdered cardamom in half a litre of water and mixed with sugar and milk, is also effective in reducing temperature. The juice of Tulsi leaves alone too is very useful as it helps to bring down the fever.

  1. Reduces Cold, Cough and Other Respiratory problems -

Camphene, cineole, and eugenol present in Tulsi helps to cure cold and congestion in the chest. Juice of Tulsi leaves mixed with honey and ginger is effective in bronchitis, asthma, cough and cold. Also Chewing Tulsi leaves on an empty stomach will help you get rid of cold and flu. For better results, boil a few Tulsi leaves in your drinking water and use it for gargling if you have a sore throat. It is also very useful for the patients who are suffering from asthma and bronchitis.

  1. Reduces Stress and Blood Pressure levels -

Tulsi leaves or when taken in juice form contains compounds Ocimum Sides A and B. These compounds help reduce stress, and thereby balance the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Anti-inflammatory properties of Tulsi reduce inflammation and blood pressure and energise the nervous system.

  1. Tulsi helps cure cancer -

Phytochemicals present in Tulsi have strong antioxidant properties. Thus, these help in protecting us from skin, liver, oral and lung cancers.

  1. Good for Heart Health -

Tuls, consumed in any form, has a profound effect on treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases by means of lowering blood lipid content, suppressing ischemia, and reducing hypertension. It offers the best medicinal cure due to its higher antioxidant properties.

  1. Good for Diabetes Patients -

Extracts of Tulsi leaves have proved to lower blood glucose levels in patients with Diabetes.

  1. Useful in Kidney stones and Gouty Arthritis -

Intake of Tulsi helps detoxify the body.  It offers diuretic properties. Tulsi when consumed in leaves forms or as  juice decreases the level of uric acid in the body, which is the main reason why kidney stones are formed. This reduction in uric acid levels also provides relief to patients suffering from Gout Arthritis. Tulsi has a strengthening effect on the kidney.

  1. Useful in Gastrointestinal Disorders -

Tulsi leaves and tulsi ras help to cure indigestion and loss of appetite. Tulsi is also used for the treatment of flatulence and bloating. Regular consumption of tulsi herb keeps off the gastric issues.

  1. Good for Skin and Hair -

Tulsi ras and leaves help clear out the skin of blemishes and acne. Tulsi herb is rich in antioxidants, and that helps it to prevent premature ageing. Tulsi also strengthens hair roots, preventing hair loss. The Antifungal properties of Tulsi prevent the development of fungus and dandruff, hence giving a clean scalp.

  1. Acts as an Insect Repellent -

The dried Tulsi leaves have been mixed with stored grains to repel insects.