Tulsi also known as basil leaves, is a fairly common plant in Indian homes. Considered holy by many religions, the tulsi plant is venerated for its divine properties.
The extract obtained from Tulsi plants is used to cure various diseases such as common cold, inflammation, malaria, heart disease, and many more. Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial compounds and possesses strong antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, adaptogenic and immunological properties.
Tulsi is one of many herbs that help control the level of blood sugar in a person. Reduces blood sugar levels causing a sudden or drastic fall.
Basil Santo contains vitamin C and other antioxidants like eugenol, which protect the heart from the harmful effects of free radicals. In addition, eugenol is very beneficial in lowering cholesterol levels within the blood.
Try to take a daily bath with a decoction of Santa basil mixed with your bath water, washing your face with it, or simply applying the paste of your leaves in an infected area of the skin in case of skin diseases . You can also consume tulsi leaves, and still manage to keep your skin free of all infections. You may not believe this, but rubbing the holy leaves of the basil or its extracted oils in the body keeps mosquitoes and other insects away.