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Top 5 health benefits of Tulsi (Basil)

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 18:40

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Not only from religious point of view, but Tulsi or better known as Basil is a storehouse of various health and medicinal benefits. Known as the ‘Queen of herbs’, Tulsi heals the mind, body and spirit.

Here are a few health benefits of basil (Tulsi):

-Intake of basil juice on empty stomach in the morning increases memory power.

-Basil leaves are regarded as an `adaptogen` or anti-stress agent. Chewing basil leaves can considerably reduce your stress. This is due to its strong aroma and astringent properties.

-Basil leaves act as blood purifier.

-Tulsi has the ability to strengthen the kidneys and can be quite effective in dealing with painful kidney stones.

-Tulsi also has anti-ageing properties and boosts immunity and memory.

First Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 18:40
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