Tulsi (Basil) has diverse healing properties. Though traditionally used by
Hindus now others are using it too recognizing its immense therapeutic
properties. The Tulsi has the property of acting as an adaptogen. It
balances different processes in the body and is of great help in stress
The extracts of tulsi have been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic system
of medicine. It is also used in the Unani system of medicine. Ayurvedic
remedies for common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation,
infections, heart disease, poisoning, cataracts and malaria make use of the
tulsi. The tulsi acts on the nervous system and strengthens it. It
strengthens the heart. It acts as an appetizer and promotes digestion too.
It facilitates the secretion of digestive enzymes and prevents flatulence.
Having detoxifying properties the tulsi purifies blood of any toxins that
might be preset in it.
Studies have also shown the tulsi to be effective in reducing blood sugar
levels and in controlling diabetes. It has also been proved to be effective
in reducing cholesterol levels. Having anti bacterial and anti parasitic
properties makes it suitable for combating infectious diseases of various
types. Recent findings have indicated that the tulsi may well provide
protection from radiation poisoning. It has also been indicated that tulsi
possesses anti cancerous properties. There has come up a belief that a
tulsi leaf swallowed daily will ensure protection from cancer.
In this book the subject is covered to its full. We try our best to cover
every aspect of Tulsi (Basil), its medicinal and industrial use along with
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