Basil tree is popularly known as ‘Tulasi’ that is planted in every household. It has many benefits on the body and it is considered as a holy plant as it’s worshipped in Hindu religion.
Be it pimples, blemishes, dandruff, hair fall, Tulasi has the cure for all these problems. Let’s take a look at its numerous benefits on our skin and hair:
Benefit-1: Prevents Blackheads and Pimples
You can eat raw leaves of tulasi plant as it has a minty taste and it also helps in preventing blemishes and pimples. You can also take some tulasi leaves and crush them along with neem leaves and add some turmeric and sandalwood powder to it. Add juice of half lemon and make a paste. Apply this paste on your face for 10 minutes. Wash off after 10 minutes and get a clear skin.
Benefit-2: Keeps aging at Bay
Tulsi has anti-aging properties so it helps in keeping aging effects at bay. Take some dried tulsi leaves and make a fine powder of them. Now, add some coconut oil, honey, multani mitti (fuller’s earth) and few drops of milk to it. Apply this pack on your face for 20 minutes. Wash off with plain water. Repeat this process twice in a week to get supple and glowing skin.
Benefit-3: It Cures Dandruff
Dandruff can be easily cured by applying some warm tulsi oil mixed with coconut oil in your scalp. Massage well and leave it overnight. Next morning, wash off with mild shampoo. This will help in cleansing your scalp ad making t free from dandruff.
Benefit-4: It Cures Hair Fall
- Mix equal portion of amla and tulsi powder and add some water to form a paste. Leave this paste overnight in a bowl.
- Next morning, add little coconut oil to this paste and apply it on your scalp as a mask. Wash off after 30 minutes.
- This hair pack prevents hair fall and also cures premature graying of hair.
Benefit-5: Treats kidney Stones
Take 1 tsp of tulsi leaves juice and 1 tsp of honey and mix them well in 1 glass of water. Drink this water twice in a day on daily basis. This helps in flushing out kidney stones from the urinary tract naturally.
Benefit-6: Tulsi acts as a Stress Buster
Tulsi has anti-stress agents which relaxes the mind
Tulsi has anti-stress agents which protects you from the after-effects of stress. Consume tulsi tea daily in the morning to kick- start your day without any stress. It has the power to regulate the stress levels and also improves the overall functioning of the nervous system. It also helps in boosting the immune system of the body.
Benefit-7: Restores Beauty
Tulsi leaves when boiled with some lemon juice forms a best mixture for restoring the beauty of the face. Boil it well and then take the steam treatment of this mixture by covering your head with a towel. This treatment will leave your skin fresh and rejuvenated.
Benefit-8: Removes Scars and Blackspots
Take some tulsi leaves and make a paste of these leaves in the grinder. Now add 1 tsp of gram flour to this paste and mix well with little amount of water. Apply this paste on your face and let it remain there for 10 minutes. Wash off with plain water. Repeat this twice or thrice in a week and you will get blemish free skin within few weeks.
Benefit-9: Cures Skin Infections
Tulsi juice is anti-oxidant and it is very good for the skin
Tusi leaves are full of medicinal properties as they are anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-fungal in nature. Just take few tulsi leaves and take out their juice. Drink this juice on daily basis to get rid of various skin infections and it also clears up your skin in an effective way.
Benefit-10: It controls Diabetes
Tulsi has an effective control over the blood sugar levels. It keeps diabetes in control by boosting the metabolism of the body and transforming extra sugar into energy. Daily consumption of tulsi tea helps in controlling diabetes and keeps a check on it.
Benefit-11: Natural Toner
Take some tulsi leaves and squeeze out their juice. Now apply this juice on your face and let it remain there for 10 minutes. It helps in keeping your skin supple and healthy as it acts as a natural toner. It has astringent and anti-bacterial properties which makes it an excellent toner.
Benefit-12: It improves Vision
Tulsi has Vitamin A which is essential for good vision. It is an effective remedy to cure night blindness, sore eyes and conjunctivitis. Take some tulsi leaves and boil them in a glass of water. Boil the water till it remains half and then remove it from the gas. Let it cool down and then drink this water. This water is very effective in keeping away bacteria and fungal infections of eyes.
Benefit-13: Tightens skin Pores
Take egg white of 1 egg and mix it with the paste of tulsi leaves. Mix it well and then apply it on your face for 20 minutes. Scub it gently for a while to get rid of dead skin cells and impurity. Tulsi leaves will clean the skin and egg white helps in tightening the pores of the skin. This will also prevent pimples and acne of the skin.
Benefit-14: Acts as Mosquito Repellent
The juice of tulsi leaves acts as a mosquito repellent. If the juice is applied on the mosquito bite then it gives relief from the inflammation. Mosquitoes does not come near tulsi plant because of the repellent smell of the plant. So it is very useful to have a tulsi plant near the main door as it restricts the entry of mosquitoes inside home.
Mrs. Divya Sharma is an avid writer with a vast experience of almost 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with Diploma course in Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager with Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to give her best every time she writes on any given topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained immense knowledge by writing and researching a lot in this field.