Kathmandu-“Save Nature, Save lives” Ocimum tenuiflorum (synonym Ocimum sanctum), commonly known as holy basil or Tulsi, is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae.
It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics. Tulsi is cultivated for religious and traditional medicine purposes, and for its essential oil.
It is widely used as herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has a place within the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves.
Regular consumption of tulsi may lower blood pressure and cholesterol by regulating cortisol levels, reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other related diseases. It can also help relieve headaches and may lessen anxiety and depression for some.
Regular consumption may lead to better sleep through natural medication. It is rich in antioxidants which help in mitigating stress and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and so on.
“Tulsi has linoleic acid which is extremely beneficial for skin,” adds Dr. Gautam. According to him, tulsi leaves have volatile and fixed oils that can help fight allergies, infections, and pathogens, and a regular intake of tulsi water can act as an antidote for stress-related disorders and improve brain function.
This is because tulsi helps counter metabolic stress levels in the body, normalizes external contributors like blood glucose and pressure which contribute to stress. Trees are very vital to nature.
As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil, and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.
Great impact Global Warming itself can be decreased by slowly but the human activities are inviting for the crisis itself. Being aware of your own action is a must!!!