Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also known as Tulsi, is not only an important part of the Hindu culture, but also a herbal home remedy. It is used to treat a lot of common ailments.
Here is a list of the health benefits of holy basil:
The leaves of holy basil boiled with tea help you prevent malaria and dengue fever in the rainy season. If you are already suffering with high fever, boil the holy basil leaves and cardamom in tea to cool down your temperature.
Holy basil leaves boiled in water treats sore throats. You can either drink this water, or gargle using it.
Tulsi leaves help in getting rid of cough naturally. Chewing tulsi leaves is a natural and effective way of treating coughs due to common cold.
The painful mouth ulcer can be treated naturally. Just chew some of these leaves to take care of the sore ulcers.
Ringworm and other skin diseases can be healed by applying the paste of holy basil leaves.
Holy basil leaves are good for kidneys. The juice of these leaves mixed with honey will remove the kidney stone via urine, if taken regularly for 6 months.