Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)

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„Leaves, flowers, fruits, root, branches and the main stem and everything about tulsi is sacred,

even the soil under the tulsi plant is holy.“

Excerpt from the Padmapurana, an ancient (5000 y. old healing text from India)


Tulsi is an aromatic plant found in Southeast Asia. The plant is 30-60 cm tall, erect, hairy stems and scented green leaves bearing purplish flowers.

The plant is of two types:

a) Shyam Tulsi with black colored leaves;

b) Rama Tulsi with green leaves.

Tulsi helps to balance the vata, pitta and kapha dosha in body which intern are responsible for health. It has got rejuvenating and strengthening properties so in all ways it protects the body.

Tulsi has antimicrobial properties. It is also anti-inflammatory due to the oil eugenol, present in the leaves. It is useful in respiratory tract infection. The Ursolic acid present in tulsi has anti-allergic properties. Tha plant can play a role in the management of immunological disorders such as allergies and asthma.

Tulsi contains biologically active compounds including ursolic acid, apigenin and luteolin.


Overview of Tulsi benefits: 


Tulsi is known to have hypoglycemic, relaxant, cardiac, antiinfertility, adaptagenic, immunomodulator, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral etc properties.

  • Immunomodulator effects – This has got immunomodulator effects so recommended as tonic for boosting immunity in case of respiratory problems like chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma. Also in many skin allergies.
  • Antimicrobial effects – Due to its antimicrobial actions it is suggested I skin diseases like exzema, boils, also in viral hepatitis, encephalitis and so many other too.
  • Antistress effects – Tulsi capsules are widely used in eradicating mental issues like stress, depression, anxiety etc. tulsi is capable of enhancing brain cells and nourishes them.
  • Antiallergic effects – As tulsi has got antioxidant and immunoenhancing properties, these capsules are best to suggest in many types of allergies like asthma, prolonged cough, chronic sinusitis etc.
  • Antidibetic effects – Tulsi has been proved after various researches useful and effective in lowering blood glucose level. Regular use of tulsi capsules is very useful in diabetic people.
  • Cardioprotective – Tulsi is capable of stimulating cardiac tissue by rejuvenating them. Therefore we can say that tulsi capsules can lowers the risk of heart ailments like hypertension, angina pectoris, enlarged heart etc.
  • Beautifying effects – Tulsi has got beautifying properties as well. Regular use of tulsi capsules help to nourish the skin cells and also improves blood circulation naturally via removing toxins out from the body. It provides you glowing and healthy skin.
  • Weight losing effects – Tulsi improves blood circulation and removes toxins out. Also as it has ability to lower the blood sugar level, therefore it would not be wrong to say that extra pounds can be shed with regular use of these amazing tulsi capsules.
  • Treats cancer – With its strong antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties, tulsi has been found to help stop the progression of oral, breast cancer. This is because its compunds restrict the flow of blood to the tumor by attacking the blood supplying it. Having tulsi capsules every day can keep the condition at bay.
  • Dissolves kidney stones – It has got diuretic and detoxifier properties so one can cures kidney stones problem as well. Tulsi being blood purifier, eliminates uric acid and cleanses the kidneys naturally.
  • Fights headache – Due to its pain relieving and decongestant properties, tulsi capsule helps you to deal with all types of headaches. It could be due to migraine or sinusitis or due to some other reason.
  • Cures fever – Tulsi capsule has got potent germicidal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties that’s why we can say that it is suitable for lowing body temperature. Recommended dose and time can cure any type of fever caused due to some chronic infection or so.
  • Improves eye vision – Tulsi leaves contains vitamin A also so we can say that tulsi capsules work wonder in weak eyesight and other eye disorders.
  • Cures digestive issues – As tulsi is known to support digestive system, it can take care of digestive issues like bloating, acidity, cramps, stomachache etc.
  • Children’s health issues – pediatric problems like cough, cold, fever, nausea and vomiting, also skin problems like chicken pox, small pox etc. can be overcome with the regular use of tulsi capsules. Dose depends upon age of a child.
  • Mouth recurrent infections – tulsi is again an herb of choice in recurrent mouth ulcers. One can use it on regular basis and can gargle with powder of capsules along with water twice daily. 

Overall Tulsi has been studied for its medical properties and widely has been used for the production of various herbal products, like capsules, syrups and juices. The different brands of Tulsi capsules are available in the market. The regular use of Tulsi boost immunity to fight against allergy, Chronic Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis. On the other hand, Tulsi capsules are also useful in cancer, auto-immune disorder and diabetes.


  • Rasa – katu, tikat (pungent and bitter)
  • Guna – laghu, ruksha (light and dry)
  • Virya – Ushna (hot)
  • Vipaka – Madhur (sweet)


How to choose among Tulsi products?

There are many products with brahmi available on market. When buying ashwagandha capsules, be sure to check their composition. Brahmi capsules filled with standardised extracts are the most potent.

Why is standardised extract more potent than raw powder 


For maximum result on imunity we recommend using simultaneously AMALAKI (Emblica officinalis).

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