What does the holy basil leaves provide that make it so desirable?
The Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is an important and sacred plant of the Hindus. Notwithstanding, it has many health benefits that are realized from this holy herb. The leaves have many medicinal characteristics. It has various benefits for the whole body.
Holy Basil leaves help to relieve coughs, colds, fevers and respiratory problems. This herb clears bronchial tubes of phlegm and helps relieve a sore throat. Holy basil can help reduce cholesterol and stress and therefore an excellent and a simple way to fight off some diseases. Skin, teeth and mouth can all benefit from its medicinal qualities.
If the green leafy vegetables are basically extremely good for us to consume regularly, if not daily, one can only imagine how good holy basil is for overall health and well-being. It has such strong history and tradition, that most Hindu families pray and consume a few leaves as a way to acknowledge the goodness, appreciate the blessing from the plant and consume a leaf or two daily from the plant.
Wow! Perhaps we now know why this plant is considered to be so desriable …
Best Wishes and Cheers…
Bringing you simple healthy habits for a lifetime of benefits!
Linus “the marvelous” Eugene
Health Consultant, WYSSYR
(with some assistance from David Prakash, Physiotherapist)