Friday, April 12, 2013

Tulsi, the Holy Herb.
There are some herbs and spices that attract the attention of herbologist, yogies and ayurveda doctors. Tulsi or Holy Basil, is one of this unpretentious herbs that take care of us in many different levels. In Hindi this herb is call Kala Tulasi, you can see this herb growing in Hindu houses throughout India as well as near temples that worship Vishnu or Krishna.

You can use tulsi as the best companion in many health conditions as well as daily supplement. We can use Tulsi in the presence of coughs, colds, fevers, headaches, lung problems, abdominal distension, poor absorption, arthritis, excess air in the colon, poor memory, nasal congestion, heart tonic, and nerve tissue strengthening.

Tulasi is pungent-hot in taste, which it makes it a perfect company to Vatta and Kapha doshas. Tulasi impact the health of plasma, blood, marrow/nerves and reproductive system. It is digestive, good for the nerves and the respiratory system. The action of this simple herb is antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, fibrifuge and nervine.

Tulsi also impact positively the environment were it grows. It is a natural negative ion machine that is able to clean the air and the human aura. Tulsi releases depression and the effect of poisons. Tulsi contains trace mineral cooper ( organic form) needed in to absorb iron. It frees ozone from sun's rays and oxygenate the body.

Tulsi is a good company to woman, it prevents the accumulation of fat in the body, specially after menopause, it also cleanses and clear the brain and  nerves. Tulsi has his presence in symptoms of difficult urination, obstinate skin disease, arthritis, rheumatism and fist stage of cancer.

Tulsi is offered to the gods for it sattwic qualities, it is pure in essence and opens the heart and mind, it gives love, devotion, faith, compassion and clarity. Tusi increases the life force ( prana) in our system, to develop pure awareness.

You can take tulsi in many forms: as a juice, as an infusion, as a powder, or in medicated ghee. People with high pitta need to use Tulsi with precaution.

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