- The name tulsi means incomparable one, scientific name Ocimum tenuiflorum
- In Hindi language it commonly known as tulsi, it is most revered medicinal herb on the planet.
- It has violet flowers green stems
- Part used for medicinal preparations are leaves, stems, and seeds.
- It can promote healthy body, spirit and mind.
- The plant has been used to decrease the negative effects of stress in the body.
TULSI LEAF BENEFITS
- Tulsi is used to treat many conditions, including swine flu, diabetes, the common cold, headache, fever, stress, upset stomach, earache, and more.
- Tulsi has a wide range of health-promoting properties including:
- Anti-pyretic (prevents itching)
- Antitussive (treats cough)
- Liver, brain and heart-protective.
TULSI LEAF RASPANCHAK
- Rasa: Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
- Guna: Laghu, Ruksa, tiksna
- Virya: Usna
- Vipak: Katu
- Karma: Dipani, Hrdya, Kaphahara, Pittahara, Vatahara, Krmighna
Not suitable for pregnant women
- It affect the health of a pregnant woman and embryo.
- It can even cause miscarriage.
- The herb may cause uterine contractions by increasing blood flow to the uterus and pelvic area that may be dangerous.
May not be good for diabetic patients
- Tulsi can lower blood sugar levels.
- Someone who taking medicines for diabetes then the intake of Tulsi leaves may enhance the effect and cause hypoglycemia.
May impact male and female fertility
- It has a negative impact on the of both genders fertility.
- Some studies found that tulsi decrease sperm count, weight of reproductive organs.
May interfere with blood-thinning medicines
- Tulsi is known to cause blood thinning.
- It’s a good home remedy for people who don’t want to take medicine for blood thinning.
- People who already taking anticoagulant medicines, Tulsi may adversely affect their health.
It may cause damage to the liver
- Tulsi has eugenol (phenylpropene), member of the phenylpropanoids class of chemical compounds which also found in cloves.
- Small amounts of eugenol can prevent liver damage, too much of eugenol can cause liver damage, nausea, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat and convulsions.
May stain your teeth
- Tulsi leaves strain when chew rather than swallow them.
- Tulsi leaves have mercury, which may stain teeth when chewed.
- People should simply gulp them down to avoid teeth discoloration.
MERITS OF TULSI LEAVES
- Boost immunity
- Heals infections
- Purifies the blood
- Cures insects bites
- Lower blood pressure
- Treats respiratory disorders
- Maintains blood sugar level
- Improving digestion process
- Preventing cardiovascular disease
- Relieving joint pain
- Treating kidney stone
- Treating mouth ulcers
- Reducing stress level
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.