Monsoon season is a welcome change from the sizzling summer months. The drop in temperature and the rains brings us happiness, but it is also a time when infections are at peak. Children are more prone to diseases during the monsoon season. The weather provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes and germs, which may lead to diseases such as malaria, dengue, jaundice and viral fever. Tulsi or holy basil (Ocimum Sanctum) is undeniably one of the best medicinal herbs on the planet. The herb has miraculous properties, a few drops of tulsi water dropped in foods can purify and kill germs as well. Tulsi planted indoors can protect the family from infections, cough, cold and other viral infections.
The incredible healing properties of Holy basil is mainly from its essential oils and phytonutrients. Holy Basil is an exceptional antibiotic, germicidal, fungicidal and disinfectant agent and effectively protects our body from all sorts of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Fever is caused due to infections from protozoa, bacteria, viruses and fungus. The formidable properties of tulsi destroys all those pathogens and cures the resulting fever. A decoction of tulsi leaves and flowers helps to treat fever.
Tulsi or the holy basils is considered as one of the best herbs that boost the immune system. It contains phytochemicals, bioflavonols and anti-oxidants compounds, such as rosmarinic acid, which is a very good anti-microbial agent for treating infections in the respiratory tract. Holy basil is an excellent remedy for cough, soothes the throat, reduces the inflammation of the chest and helps to expectorate the mucus. The easiest ways to boost the immune system is to have 1 - 2 cups of tulsi tea every day, especially during the monsoon season.
The essential oil in basil possesses strong antibiotic, disinfectant, antibacterial and antifungaleffect. Applying tulsi leaves or its extracted oils on the body keeps mosquitoes and other insects away. It helps to cure both internal and external skin disorders without side effects. Just consume 5-6 tulsi leaves daily to keep your skin free from infections.
Holy basil does wonders, acts as a natural immune system booster and keep infections at bay. It protects against nearly all infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Tulsi leaves extract increases the T helper cells and natural killer cells activity, boosting the immune system.
BASIL AS MOSQUITO REPELLENTS
The herb tulsi is a plant of mint species with the strong aroma deterring the insects like mosquitoes, cockroaches and fleas. These pests are harmful and often cause diseases. Keeping the plants at home acts as a repellent and can help you to avoid insect bites.