Benefits Of Planting Tulsi At Home
Tulsi is considered to be a sacred plant in our Indian culture and is found in every traditional household. The Tulsi plant is grown at home not only for its spiritual benefits but also for the medicinal benefits it has to offer.
Do you have a Tulsi plant planted in your garden? If not, the following reasons will convince you to have one,
1) Beats stress
A study was conducted and published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. It says that Tulsi is an adaptogenic herb that helps alleviate stress. And stress is at its pinnacle these days in every household. This fa ct makes it even more important for you to plant Tulsi at home so that peace and quiet prevails in there always.
2) Drives away mosquitoes
Tulsi is a great mosquito repellant that keeps mosquitoes and even other insects away. Another good and valid reason to plant Tulsi at home! During monsoons when the mosquito population goes up, it is best to plant Tulsi in order to stay safe from mosquito-borne illnesses.
3) Helps keep the environment fresh
By placing a Tulsi plant in the courtyard of your house, you increase the circulation of oxygen in the immediate environment. Are you aware of the fact that Tulsi is one such plant that gives out oxygen round the clock and helps absorb harmful gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulphur dioxide from the environment? These facts have been confirmed by a study. A plant that gives you oxygen throughout the day must be an integral part of your home, isn’t it?
4) Fills the environment with aroma
Tulsi is a plant that has a pleasant aroma which keeps the house immensely fresh. You must have smelled it while plucking its leaves. This aroma of the holy plant is said to have mood boosting properties. Fill your house with the natural aroma of Tulsi or Holy Basil.
5) Helps fight infection
This is probably the reason why tulsi finds a place in many ayurvedic medicines to cure fever and infections! Tulsi possesses solid antibacterial, antibiotic, germicidal and fungicidal properties which makes it so sought after when you are down with infection and fever. You can simply pluck a few Tulsi leaves and make a decoction out of them. For curing fever, boil a few leaves of Tulsi with powdered cardamom in ½ a litre of water. Keep the ratio of Tulsi and cardamom to 1:0.3. Let the water reduce to half of what it initially was and mix the decoction with sugar and milk. Sip on it every 2 to 3 hours and find a difference in your health.
I am sure that by now you are on your way to make the necessary arrangements for planting Tulsi at home!
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