10 Unknown Benefits of Holy Basil

In Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil, which is also called Tulsi, is a very important plant that has many health benefits. A lot of people know what its most popular uses are, but here are ten less well-known ones.

Holy Basil contains phytochemicals such as eugenol, rosmarinic acid, apigenin, myretenal, luteolin, β-sitosterol, and carnosic acid, which boost antioxidant activity, induce apoptosis, and prevent tumor growth. 

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Anti-Cancer Properties 

Holy Basil is neuroprotective. It protects brain cells from oxidative damage and may improve memory and concentration. It also reduces melancholy and anxiety.  

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Cognitive Enhancer 

People know that tulsi can protect the liver. For example, it helps the liver get rid of toxins, makes it work better, and keeps it from getting hurt by heavy metals and drugs.  

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Enhances Liver Function 

Using Holy Basil juice or chewing on its leaves can help keep your teeth clean. Since it's antibacterial, it fights germs in the mouth and lowers the risk of cavities and plaque buildup.  

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Dental Health 

By making more digestive enzymes come out, holy basil is good for your gut health. It may help ease the signs of bloating, indigestion, and other stomach problems.  

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Improves Digestion 

Since tulsi is full of antioxidants, it helps fight oxidative stress and makes wrinkles and other signs of age look less noticeable. It helps the face stay healthy and young-looking.  

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Anti-Aging Properties 

Holy Basil is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body deal with stress and keeps the mind in balance. It helps the adrenal glands work better by lowering the amounts of stress hormones and making you more resistant to different kinds of stress.  

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Adaptogenic Effects 

Strong antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal properties are found in holy basil. As a result, it can help treat illnesses and make the body stronger against pathogens.  

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Anti-Microbial Properties 

Using tulsi can help your lungs stay healthy. It helps treat asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis by opening up the lungs, lowering inflammation, and making it easier to breathe.  

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Respiratory Benefits 

Holy Basil is good for your heart because it lowers cholesterol levels in the blood, stops atherosclerosis, and makes blood flow better. It also helps keep blood pressure in check and lowers the risk of heart problems.  

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Cardiovascular Support 

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