BEST INDIAN HERBS FOR A GLOWING SKIN – PART 2

TULSI

Commonly known as “Holy Basil” and often referred to as “the Elixir of life”, tulsi is a sacred plant for Hindus. It symbolizes purity, life-long happiness and longevity. A commonly used herb in Ayurvedic medicine and skincare, tulsi’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties aid the body’s natural ability to resist stress.

SKINCARE

  • Tulsi helps prevent acne and pimples by acting as a natural cleanser by helping to remove excess oil and unclog pores, removing dirt and impurities from the skin.
  • Tulsi oil is known to diminish blackheads and whiteheads due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It works well to tighten the skin and acts as an effective anti-ageing agent that fights radical damage and oxidative stress, which prevents the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Tulsi oil helps in cell regeneration and gives the skin a soft, supple and healthy glow.
  • When applied topically, it helps treat skin prone to inflammation and blemishes.

HEALTH

A mix of tulsi leaves and rose petals is just the thing to warm the body on a cold winter evening. The concoction is delicious and balancing.

Immunity Booster: Tulsi is rich in Vitamin C and Zinc; its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties help protect us from various infections. The extract of these leaves increases the number of T helper cells and the activity of the natural killer cells, boosting the immune system.

Reduces Fever: Fresh Tulsi juice taken with black pepper cures periodic fevers. Tulsi leaves boiled with cardamom in half a litre of water mixed with sugar and milk also reduce fever.

Lowers blood pressure and stress: Osimumosides A and B, present in Tulsi, reduce stress and balance serotonin and dopamine in the brain. The anti-inflammatory properties reduce blood pressure and inflammation in the body.

Anti-Cancer Properties: The phytochemicals present in Tulsi have strong antioxidant properties, which help protect us from oral, liver, skin and lung cancer.

Helps Diabetes: Extract of Tulsi lowers blood glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Useful In Gouty Arthritis and Kidney Stones: Tulsi detoxifies the body and is an excellent diuretic, decreasing uric acid levels, providing relief to patients suffering from gout.

SUSTAINABILITY

An immensely popular and widely grown plant in India, currently not endangered, tulsi grows in abundance, allowing it to be easily used for human consumption and benefit.

– Anaisha Sukh

These tips are shared by Ma Earth Botanicals; a company committed to nature-inspired wellness. They combine timeless natural remedies with signature Aromatherapy to balance your body’s earth, wind, fire, water, and ether.

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Hello! I’m Sangeeta Relan. Aside from being an educationist teaching at the university level for the last 28 years, I have been a corporate wife and a mother to two boys who have now flown the nest. I love cooking, singing, travelling and exploring new places.

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