Whether it is due to a change in weather or weakness in immunity, most of us fall prey to infections and the most common is cold and fever. But instead of taking paracetamol to bring down your temperature or swallowing a spoonful of cough syrup to treat cough and cold at home, this time use basil leaves.

Commonly found in every Indian household, Tulsi leaves are rich in medicinal properties. These leaves also contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help reduce your temperature and treat cough and cold.

Along with this, from boosting immunity to helping you deal with stress, headache and sinusitis, they are extremely helpful for you. But most people do not know how to use it according to diseases.

So today we are telling you about the general health benefits of basil leaves through this article. Yes, here are some simple home remedies for fever that can come in handy. Ayurvedic expert AbrarMultaniji is telling us about this.

Tulsi for Fever

Tulsi has antipyretic properties that help induce sweating and normalize the increased body temperature during fever. Basil leaves can be used to reduce fever as it helps in improving immunity and fighting infection due to their chemical (rejuvenating) properties.

Method to prepare and use:-

  • Put 5 to 10 basil leaves and tea leaves in a cup of boiling water and let it boil for 5-10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink the tea twice a day to treat fever.
  • You can also drink the juice of basil leaves to bring down your body temperature.
  • In addition, it is effective for children as well. Mix a little water in 10-15 basil leaves and extract its juice.
  • To combat fever, take it with a sip of cold water every 2-3 hours.

Tulsi for Piles

Do you have painless bleeding while defecating? Then you should consider going to the doctor. This is because haemorrhoids are a painless but quite worrying problem. But you can use basil leaves to get some relief. It provides relief in piles due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

How to use:-

  • To get relief, take a few drops every day by adding them to warm water.

Tulsi for Cough

Basil leaves help in improving a person's ability to fight the common cold as well as cough. Tulsi increases the production of antibodies thereby preventing the onset of any infection. Basil has anti-cough properties. It helps in calming the airways by helping you to expel the sticky mucus.

How to use:-

  • Eat 4-5 basil leaves first thing in the morning.
  • You can continue to consume basil leaves to increase your immunity.

Other methods

  • Take some basil leaves.
  • Wash it off well.
  • Boil water in a pan, and add basil leaves.
  • Add 1 teaspoon grated ginger and 5-6 black pepper to it.
  • Boil the mixture for at least 10 minutes.
  • Finally, add a pinch of black salt and squeeze 1/2 lemon into it.
  • Leave it like this for 1 minute.
  • Filter it and drink it hot.

Tulsi for Skin

Environmental factors like pollution, heat, dust and grime as well as a load of beauty products daily can have a serious impact on your skin health. And, when you don't take extra care and attention by cleaning your skin twice a day or you casually sleep with your makeup on, it aggravates your skin problems, clogs the pores and skin related problems. Gives rise to many other problems like acne and pimples.

Tulsi benefits the skin by providing a deep cleansing effect. It not only removes the dirt and impurities but also the excess oil completely. If you have oily skin, then this aromatic herb is the best option for you.

Method to prepare and use:-

  • Take a handful of basil leaves, crush them and add some water to make a paste.
  • Add a little gram of flour to this paste and apply this mixture all over your face.
  • Leave the paste on your face for about 10-15 minutes before washing off.
  • Use this remedy twice a week for clear and glowing skin.

Tulsi for Hair

From genes to medicines and infections, many factors cause hair thinning or loss. Hair loss is very common in both men and women. If you are struggling with this problem, then you can use Tulsi to prevent hair fall.

Tulsi benefits the hair by rejuvenating the hair follicles and strengthening the roots, which in turn prevents hair loss. In addition, this herbal remedy also promotes circulation to your scalp and keeps it cool.

Method to prepare and use:-

  • Mix a handful of crushed basil leaves with your regular hair oil.
  • Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  • Follow it up with shampoo and conditioner.

(Verified by Ayurvedic Expert AbrarMultani)

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