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Magical benefits of Tulsi

The holy basil or Tulsi has been a significant part of almost every Indian household. Be it ayurvedic or mythological, Tulsi has always been given importance. Because of its religious significance, most of the Indian families grow Tulsi plant in their homes. But this queen of herbs has a lot more to offer. Tulsi has got a lot of benefits like it helps combat respiratory ailments, reduces inflammation and a lot more. This magical herb can be introduced to your regular diet. These are the simple ways how you can include Tulsi in your regular diet.

Tulsi Tea

A warm and satisfying cup of tea in the early morning is a boon, and the addition of Tulsi enhances the taste giving a healthy boost to your diet. Tulsi in your morning tea is the easiest way to include it in your daily life. While preparing tea, add a dash of fresh leaves of Tulsi and see the magic. It also helps in preventing mucus and congestion, allowing you to stay high on energy the entire day.

Juices

Juices in Tulsi add to innumerable health benefits in your diet. Tulsi tantalizes your taste buds and refreshes and calms the body. If you are a juice drinker and have added this as a lifestyle, then adding Tulsi will not only add health benefits, but it will also provide a unique flavor to your drinks. All you need to do is, add the leaves, drink it and see the positive change and impact it brings on your body and lifestyle. Basil leaves are said to be one of the immunity boosters and can heal all kinds of ailments.

Rice

Rice is the staple diet of India. Adding Tulsi in rice makes a perfect amalgamation of various minerals that are vital for the human body. If it is consumed daily, then it will improve the functioning of your body. Apart from health benefits, basil leaves also carry a unique aroma that makes ordinary rice irresistible.

Salads

Dieticians recommend to include veggies and fruits in your diet due to the healthy composition in them. Adding Tulsi, which is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and folate, will complete these requirements of the body on a daily basis. Basil leaves bring a better holistic experience in your diet, so perceive them as a nutritional topping to your salads and consume them daily.

Honey and black pepper

An increase in pollution has made people suffer more from respiratory diseases like cough,  cold or bad throat. When we mix basil leaves with black pepper and honey, this combination proves to be extremely helpful in curing all the problems relating to cold and sinus. You can drink this mix every morning on an empty stomach.

Mouth freshener

The minty flavor of basil leaves makes them a fit to consume raw as a mouth freshener. The calming properties of Tulsi also help in reducing stress and regulating cortisol levels in the body. All these uses of Tulsi can be included in daily life. Tulsi being the queen of herbs has a solution and cure to many of your ailments and problems. This boon by nature in the form of Tulsi must be used effectively by everyone to start a new journey towards a healthy lifestyle.

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