Tulsi and its Significance in Ayurveda.

Tulsi is a herb that is native to the Indian subcontinent belonging to the basil family. This basil has an integral role in eastern spiritual practices and is also referred to as the “holy basil” or the temple basil. Ayurveda is the Indian science of natural medicine derived from plants that originates from the Vedic period of Hindu civilization. To this date, tulsi is used in ayurvedic practices to treat multiple biological symptoms ranging from bronchitis to physical stress. There is mounting evidence that tulsi can address physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a unique combination of pharmacological actions. Furthermore, it was scientifically determined that Ocimum sanctum is an adaptogenic herb that protects organs and tissues against chemical stress from industrial pollutants and heavy metals, and physical stress from prolonged physical exertion, ischemia, physical restraint and exposure to cold and excessive noise. Tulsi relieves stress by normalizing blood glucose levels, blood pressure as well as lipid levels.


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