Lucknow, May 27: Wonder herb Tulsi can not only
keep the dreaded swine flu at bay but also help in fast
recovery of an afflicted person, Ayurvedic practitioners
"The anti-flu property of Tulsi has been discovered by
medical experts across the world quite recently. Tulsi
improves the body`s overall defence mechanism including its
ability to fight viral diseases. It was successfully used in
combating Japanese Encephalitis and the same theory applies to
swine flu," Dr U K Tiwari, a herbal medicine practitioner
Apart from acting as a preventive medicine in case of
swine flu, Tulsi can help the patient recover faster.
"Even when a person has already contracted swine flu,
Tulsi can help in speeding up the recovery process and also
help in strengthening the immune system of the body," he
Dr Bhupesh Patel, a lecturer at Gujarat Ayurved
University, Jamnagar is also of the view that Tulsi can play
an important role in controlling swine flu.
"Tulsi can control swine flu and it should be taken in
fresh form. Juice or paste of at least 20-25 medium sized
leaves should be consumed twice a day on an empty stomach."
This increases the resistance of the body and, thereby,
reduces the chances of inviting swine flu," believes Patel.