Integrating Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost your physical and mental health, says an Ayurveda expert.
Various studies in the past have suggested that there are tangible benefits to physical and mental health after consuming Tulasi — often been called “The Queen of Herbs”.
The herb is known as an effective combatant against stress. It is an adaptogen (anti-stress agent) which is known to promote mental wellness. It also regulates cortisol (stress) levels and helps reduce anxiety and emotional stress.
“Regular consumption of Tulasi is beneficial in relaxing and calming the mind and offers many psychological benefits that include anti-depressant activity, positive effects on memory, and cognitive function,” Hegde added.
Tulasi also provides relief from congestion in the lungs, as well as alleviates the symptoms of cold and fever.
The herb contains detoxifying properties and antioxidants which rejuvenate the skin. It aids in removing toxins responsible for causing pimples, thus helping in the treatment of acne and leading to a reduction in the occurrence of breakouts.
The herb leaves are effective in the treatment of oral infections. It is found to offer preventive properties to patients with periodontal diseases.