September 28 2022 0Comment



Throughout history, the Tulsi plant has been planted in the gardens of many houses and has been used medicinally. Tulsi is abundantly available in India and every home will have at least one Tulsi plant, as this is a spiritual herb.

Many people even worship Tulsi as this is widely mentioned in Puranas and is considered a herb very close to God. Despite the respect, we have for Tulsi and its availability across India, many of us do not know the benefits of Tulsi and its role as a medicine.

Tulsi is a native of India, however, presently Tulsi has crossed oceans and reached many countries due to its sacred and effective uses

Benefits Of Tulsi

  • Boosts immunity
  • Prevents common cold
  • Best in heart diseases
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Reduces headache
  • Balances blood sugar
  • Cures infections in the mouth and also prevent ulcers.
  • Very effective in respiratory disorders
  • Reduces stomach ache
  • Also used as skin care due to its anti-bacterial properties

How To Consume Tulsi for Better Results?

  • Boil Tulasi leaves in water and once the temperature reduces, consume it. This can cure sore throat.
  • Add Tulsi leaves in tea for flavor and fragrance
  • Use concentrate of ginger, honey and Tulsi leaves in lukewarm water and consume it for relief from respiratory disorders
  • For better nourishment of the body, we can drink cow’s milk or water mixed with Tulsi seeds.
  • Apply a paste of Chandan and Tulsi on your forehead to get relief from headaches.
  • Having 2 to 3 Tulsi leaves on an empty stomach can prevent chest congestion, enhance immunity and improve overall health.
  • Half tsp of Tulsi powder with 2 teaspoons of ghee can be added to the daily consumption of dal and chapati.
  • Ayush kwath, which is widely used as an anti-viral and immunity booster, is a combination of tulsi, cinnamon, until, and pepper. In fact, this combination is recommended by the Ministry of Ayush as well


It is believed that chewing Tulsi may cause damage to teeth and discoloration of teeth.

Patients who are taking anti-clotting medications shall avoid Tulsi

Patients who are taking medicines for diabetes shall avoid consumption of Tulsi

Plant Tulsi, the Divine and Golden Herb of Ayurveda and lead a healthy life and environment.





Dr Smita KattiGotur B.A.M.S

Head Of Practice and Governance

Travancore Ayurveda 

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