The world’s oldest medical system, Ayurveda has a holistic approach to health and disease that focuses on preserving and promoting good health and preventing disease through healthy lifestyle practices. Ayurveda’s use of medicinal and culinary herbs draws upon India’s incredible biodiversity with a variety that is unsurpass by any medical system; yet, of all the herbs used, none has a status comparable to tulsi or holy basil (Ocimum sanctum).
Within Ayurveda, tulsi is known as “The Incomparable One,” “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs,” and is revered as an “elixir of life” that is without equal for both its medicinal and spiritual properties. Tulsi has been adopted into spiritual rituals and lifestyle practices that provide a vast array of health benefits. Of all the herbs used within Ayurveda, tulsi is preeminent, and scientific research is now confirming its beneficial effects. Tulsi is a tonic for the body, mind and spirit that offers solutions to many modern day health problems.
Tulsi brings immense healing powers to Earth. She is regarded as the avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, and thus the consort of the God Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnu and his avatars like Krishna and Vithoba.
Those who are suffering from ailments of any kind, are greatly benefit by praying to Mother Tusi. It is believe to heal all physical and psychological diseases of any kind. But when this Tulsi is synchronize with Tulsi Mantra, then it gives amazing results in curing diseases.
Om Tum Tulsaye Namah
Chanting or listening to this mantra brings immense healing to one’s body and mind. Negative turns into positive, sickness turns into good health, stress turns into joy, poverty turns into richness, and evil turns into divine. Chanting Tulsi mantra can assist a person in overcoming bad karmic effects and realising the purest form of existence. These mantras assist in clearing one’s thoughts and maintaining serenity and tranquillity. Regularly chanting tulsi mantra can assist to calm the mind, revitalise the body, and soothe the spirit.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING TULSI LEAF DAILY
Tulsi tastes hot and bitter and helps to penetrate the deep tissues, dry tissue secretions and normalize kapha and vata. Daily consumption of tulsi helps to prevent disease, promote general health, wellbeing and longevity and assist in dealing with the stresses of daily life.
Tulsi leaves are rich in vitamins A, C and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. It also has a good amount of protein and fibre. It has immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which protect us from a variety of infections. Phytochemicals present in Tulsi have strong antioxidant properties. Thus, they help in protecting us from skin, liver, oral and lung cancers. Tulsi has a profound effect on the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood lipid content. Suppressing ischemia and stroke, reducing hypertension and also due to its higher antioxidant properties.
It’s been discover that Tulsi protect organs and tissues against chemical stress from industrial pollutants and heavy metals. Additionally the physical stress from prolonged physical exertion, ischemia, physical restraint and exposure to cold and excessive noise.
Tulsi also shows to counter metabolic stress through normalization of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels, and psychological stress. Through positive effects on memory and cognitive function and through its anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties.
Moreover it also detoxifies the body and has diuretic properties. It decreases the level of uric acid in the body, which is the main reason why kidney stones are form. Reduction in uric acid levels also provides relief to patients suffering from Gout.