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Why Tulsi is called the Queen of Herbs

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  • Monday, March 9th, 2015 |
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The plant is known as ‘Holy Basil’ in English and ‘Tulasi’ in Sanskrit. Different names utilized for the Tulsi are ‘Manjari’, ‘Krishna Tulsi’, ‘Trittavu’, ‘Tulshi’, ‘Thulsi’ etc. Tulsi is an overwhelming stretched having hair everywhere. It achieves the stature of around 75 – 90 cm. It has round oval molded surrenders which are over to 5 cm long. The leaves are 2- 4 cm long. Its seeds are level. Its blossoms are purple – creamish in shading. The Tulsi with the green leaves is known as the Shri Tulsi and leaves with the reddish colour is known as Krishna Tulsi. Colour of the seeds of this plant is yellow to reddish brown.

Scientific name of Ram Tulsi or Kali Tulsi is Ocimum Canum. Other species of Tulsi plants are Ocimum Basilicum, Ocimum Kilmand, Ocimum Scharicum, Ocimum Sanctum etc. Tulsi generally develops in tropical regions and warm regions. Mostly the seeds are sown in the spring season and Tulsi has an advantage that its seeds sprout very easily. The seeds are watered again and again to sprout in one to two weeks. It requires rich soil, full sunlight and certain warm weather to grow.

The ‘Holy Basil’ has got enormous medicine potential according to ancient scriptures on ayurveda. Extract of Tulsi is considered as the harbal tea. The oil separated from the Karpoora Tulsi is generally utilized as a part of the natural toiletry and its oil is additionally utilized against the insects and bacteria. The ‘Rama Tulsi’ is very much effective for Severe intense Respiratory Syndrome. Even juice of its leaves gives relief in cough & cold, Bronchitis etc. Tulsi helps in curing intestinal sickness, indigestion, migraine, insomnia and cholera. Leaves of Tulsi are utilized by the millions of individuals everyday its exceptional healing properties. That is why Tulsi is called “The queen of herbs” for thousands of years.

The principle compound constituents in Ocimum Tenuiflorum were assembled as key oils (0.516-0.596%), aggregate sugars (11.87-11.50%), aggregate flavonoids (0.735-0.945%), proline (0.28-0.536 mmol/g fresh leaves) and higher measure of linalool (55.26%) and moderate measures of methyl chavicol (6.66%), nerol (0.48-8.0%), geraniol (0.26-1.75%) and citral (4.26-6.79%). These incorporate mitigating, cell reinforcement and against tumoral properties, being powerful in decreasing the development of a mixed bag of malignancy cell. Tulsi has a higher level of antioxidant to prevent cancer, and its due to the presence of Rosmarinic Acid.

Tulsi beads are being used by many individuals, which is said to have notable physical, medicinal and spiritual properties. Its wood is considered as more capable than some other gems and stones which protects individuals from all the negative forces in our society. Tulsi beads are wonderful items for meditation, when they are used regularly with personal ‘mantra’, they absorb the vibration of the mantra enchanted. In this way, the vibration penetrates the atmosphere and cuts-off all the negative forces around individuals.

Tulsi is the holy plant according to the ‘Hindu’ religion and assumed that it is dearer to the Lord Vishnu. Tulsi symbolizes saintliness. It is considered as the sacred plant in the Indian Subcontinent. Tulsi got its name from ‘Tulasi Devi’, who was one of Lord Krishna’s eternal companion. In India individuals develop Tulsi as the religious plant and love it. Its leaves are utilized as a part of sanctuaries for the love purposes furthermore on the few events, for example, marriage. A Hindu house is viewed as inadequate without the Tulsi plant in the courtyard. Tulsi is considered as advancement of life longevity and happiness. Hindu community perform Tulsi puja in the month of Kartik which begins after Sharad Poornima and it is also the time of the ‘Tulsi Vivah’ (marriage). Indian women prepare ‘Tulsi Manch’ in the courtyard of their house, pour water on the plant, light up candles and incense sticks at the ‘Tulsi Manch’, chant mantras every day. The stems, leaves, seeds, soil are considered as holy particle. According to Hindu religion, ancient writings say that Tulsi helps individuals nearer to the divine power.

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