Basil / Tulsi / Gaggera Chettu / Daeva Thulasi / Nala TIrtava / Shyama Tulsi / Apetarakshasi Powder
Basil / Tulsi / Gaggera Chettu / Daeva Thulasi / Nala Tirtava / Shyama Tulsi / Apetarakshasi Powder
Hindi Name - Shyama Tulsi Tamil - Tulasi Ilai, Tulsi Telugu - Gaggera Chettu Kannada - Daeva Thulasi Malayalam - Nala Tirtava Sanskrit -Apetarakshasi Common English Names - Basil Leaf Botanical Name - Ocimum Tenuiflorum
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About Basil / Tulsi:
Basil / Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), also called great basil, is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae (mints).Basil is native to tropical regions from central Africa to Southeast Asia. It is a tender plant, and is used in cuisines worldwide. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell. There are many varieties of basil, as well as several related species or hybrids also called basil. While most common varieties of basil are treated as annuals, some are perennial in warm, tropical climates, including holy basil and a cultivar known as "African blue basil". The various basils have such different scents because the herb has a number of different essential oils in different proportions for various cultivars. everal other basils, including some other Ocimum species, are grown in many regions of Asia. Most of the Asian basils have a clove-like flavor that is, in general, stronger than the Mediterranean basils, such as tulsi. Lemon basil has a strong lemony smell and flavor very different from those of other varieties because it contains a chemical called citral. It is widely used in Indonesia, where it is called kemangi, served raw together with raw cabbage, green beans, and cucumber as an accompaniment to fried fish or duck. Its flowers, when broken up, are a zesty salad condiment.
Basil / Tulsi suffers from several plant pathogens that can ruin the crop and reduce yield. Fusarium wilt is a soil-borne fungal disease that will quickly kill younger basil plants. Seedlings may be killed by Pythium damping off. A common foliar disease of basil is gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea; it can cause infections post-harvest and is capable of killing the entire plant. Black spot can be seen on basil foliage and is caused by the fungi genus Colletotrichum. Basil / Tulsi is most commonly used fresh in recipes. In general, it is added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys the flavor. The fresh herb can be kept for a short time in plastic bags in the refrigerator, or for a longer period in the freezer, after being blanched quickly in boiling water. The dried herb also loses most of its flavor, and what little flavor remains tastes very different, with a weak coumarin flavor, like hay.
Amazing Health Benefits of Basil / Tulsi Powder :
Good For Digestion:
Basil / Tulsi Powder can facilitate optimal digestion. "Basil fortifies the digestive and nervous system and can be a good remedy for headaches and insomnia,". Basil helps balance acid within the body and restores the body's proper pH level.
Basil / Tulsi Powder and its strong anti-inflammatory properties can prove to be a cure to a variety of diseases and disorders.Consumption of basil could also soothe fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu.The anti-inflammatory properties of basil may help lower risk of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions.
Fights free radical activity:
The herb contains a range of natural antioxidants, which can help protect body tissues against free radical damage. These chains of free radicals cause oxidative stress to the body and cause more damage to the cells. To reduce the oxidative stress in the body, one must up the intake of antioxidants. Basil / Tulsi Powder contains two important water-soluble flavonoid antioxidants, known as orientin and viceninare.
Prevents Respiratory Disorders:
Basil / Tulsi Powder helps prevent certain respiratory illnesses ranging from cold and cough to bronchitis and asthma. It has immunomodulatory (helps to enhance immunity), antitussive (helps relieving cough) and expectorant (helps in expelling out the phlegm) properties that provide relief in the respiratory system.
Basil / Tulsi Powder helps in maintaining normal levels of cortisol hormone in the body that is known as the stress hormone. It lowers the levels of cortisol, leaving you stress-free. In fact, it is known to subside various symptoms of depression, which may include anxiety. Basil's essential oil may help manage depression and anxiety too. The herb is believed to stimulate neurotransmitters that regulate the hormones responsible for inducing happiness and energy. Basil is considered as a powerful adaptogen or an anti-stress agent. Its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties help manage stress too.
Supports Liver Function:
Basil's strong detox properties may do wonders for your liver health. Liver is a very essential organ for the body as it plays a crucial role in metabolism. Basil / Tulsi Powder may help prevent fat build-up in the liver and keep your liver healthy.
Maintains Dental and Oral health:
The presence of anti-microbial properties in Basil / Tulsi Powder help combat against harmful bacteria and germs in the mouth. Acting as a mouth freshener, it may curb bad breath too.
How to use Basil / Tulsi Powder:
For Glowing Face
Make a Basil / Tulsi Powder and rub the same over the face. Let it be dry and wash off thoroughly with cold water. This is as effective as the paste of turmeric and lemon, when applied over the face.
5 Grams of Basil / Tulsi Powder is mixed with warm water, once or twice daily.
For General use
5 Grams of Basil / Tulsi Powder can be mixed with hot water and drink it twice a day.
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