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Health Benefits of Tulsi (Basil)

Tulsi is not just a sacred plant with several health benefits but it is also a pollution deterrent plant. This sacred herb is planted in almost all the houses in India and has been worshipped from the times immemorial. Known widely in South Asian countries it has been used for religious and medicinal purpose. Tulsi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its many healing properties. Understanding Tulsi? The scientific name of Tulsi is Ocimum tenuiflorum. Tulsi is also known as Basil. It is a native of India. There are three varities of Tulsi – Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum). Each has its own distinctive taste. Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial alkaloids known as phyto-chemicals and possess strong antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-enhancing properties   Tulsi and health Benefits Out of the numerous health benefits provided by Tulsi a few […]

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