Common Name: Holy Basil
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
Active Agents: Eugenol, carvacol, linalool, caryophylline, and methyleugenol as well as triterpenes such as ursolic acid and flavonoids
Uses of Tulsi
Fever: Fight fevers by consuming tulsi leaves boiled in water or milk.
Kidney Stones: Tulsi can help to reduce uric acid level and expel kidney stones. Drink the juice of tulsi leaves mixed with honey.
Oily Skin: Mix basil (stem/leaves) juice, lime juice and honey to work wonders on oily skin.
Respiratory Problems: Tulsi with honey and ginger is an effective remedy against bronchitis, asthma, influenza and cold.
Blood Cholesterol Levels: Tulsi contains Vitamin C and other antioxidants which protect the heart from harmful effects of free radicals. It can also reduce blood pressure.
Stress: Tulsi is known to reduce stress. It is a wonderfully natural way to quit stress-related habits like smoking.