Tulsi is a sacred plant in Hindu belief which is well known for its healing properties. It is also known as holy basil (Ocimum sanctum). In India, we use it for medicinal values in various health conditions. Here are the top five health benefits of taking Tulsi every day.

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As per Ayurveda, Tulsi is a fantastic herb that you can consume every day to boost your immunity and prevent diseases. Traditionally, we take it as a fresh leaf, herbal tea, and dried powder.

It has three main varieties, namely – Rama Tulsi (green leaf), Shyama (purple leaf) Tulsi, and Vana Tulsi (wild type). Among them, green leaf variety is the most common.

Here are the health benefits of taking Tulsi leaf every day:

1. Immunity booster

Holy basil acts as a natural immune system booster and prevents various infections. It protects from viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. For this purpose, you can drink Tulsi water or tea twice a day.

Tulsi tea

2. Memory enhancer:

Tulsi leaves are a nerve tonic. As a result, it enhances memory and improves cognitive function. So, you can use it every day to boost your memory. You can chew 6-7 leaves every morning to enhance your memory.

3. Fever

Tulsi has excellent effects for treating fever. It is one of the essential herbs in Ayurveda to treat fever. Tea made of its leaf is quite effective in curing fever, especially during seasonal change flu. You can drink its tea two to three times a day to get quick relief from fever.

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4. Seasonal Flu

Tulsi has excellent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral effects. Due to these properties, it helps to fight seasonal flu.

Its decoction can help manage common seasonal change problems like fever, common cold, sore throat, cough, etc. You can make a paste of 7-8 Tulasi leaves, black pepper (pinch), and a slice of ginger. Lastly, add one tablespoon of organic honey to it. Consume this mixture 3-4 times a day until you find relief from these symptoms.

5. Stress

Tulsi contains antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties, which help to control stress and manage depression. It can even help you feel less anxious. You can chew 5-6 leaves every day to manage your stress.

You can include Tulsi in your morning drinks or chew its leaves every day. As a result, it will improve your immunity, prevent various diseases, and even help you fight infections. So, why not give it a try!
Try to use only its fresh leaf rather than using any drops available in a store. If you don’t have its plant, it’s readily available in almost every plant nursery.