Holy Basil Plant: Learn About Various Health And Medicinal Properties Of Tulsi
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Tulsi, 'the holy basil’, is a prominent herb also known as ‘Queen of all Herbs’. It is used since the Vedic era as medicine. Currently, many more systemic conditions are said to be cured through the use of various parts of this plant. Tulsi’s Latin name is Ocimum sanctum Linn and is also considered a sacred plant in India. It had been used since Atharbveda time in medicinal practice. It is a medicinal ayurvedic herb that has a long list of health benefits. Various disorders, including cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, and many more, were cured using different plant parts.  

Let’s learn about the various health properties of Tulsi below:

  1. According to Ayurveda, Tulsi is known for her properties like kaphvinshini, i.e. which balances the Kapha in the body and helps congestion in the respiratory system. It also improves digestion and acts as a cardiotonic by relieving cholesterol from blood vessels. 
  2. Tulsi is a natural antipyretic as well as analgesic. It has anti-viral and antibacterial properties, which help fight against various infections in the body. It also helps in reducing cold, cough and congestion in the chest. 
  3. Tulsi helps in lowering blood sugar levels. It relieves vomiting, helps repeat hiccups, facilitates difficulty in urine, is helpful in eye disorders, and plays a significant role in managing anxiety, stress etc. 
  4. Few studies have shown that Tulsi has anti-cancer properties too. 
  5. The memory-enhancing properties of Tulsi differ from those of caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee and tea. 


Tulsi help protects from various infections and strengthens immunity. It is considered effective in providing relief from cough, cold, fever and flu. An ample amount of vitamin C content in Tulsi may help improve skin and hair quality. Tulsi is great for the digestive system as it helps relieve acidity and prevents ulcers and other digestive disorders.