Tulsi – The sacred plant of Hindu Culture


The Latin name of Tulsi plant is “Ocimum Sanctum” also called as Holy Basil. In India Tulsi plant is being worshipped from Thousands of Years, It is considered as a Sacred Plant and it is present in every Hindu family.. infront or inside of their house. The recent studies have shown that Tulsi plant releases Ozone(O3) along with Oxygen(O2), which is very essential for ecological balance. World ozone day is celebrated on 16th September every year, on that day some environmental organizations in India and abroad also distribute Tulsi plants.

Tulsi the sacred plant of indian hindu culture, scientific advantages and uses

Besides Tulsi plant has lot of medicinal uses and is a very important herb according to Ayurveda. Tulsi leaves strengthen our immune system, so that Tulsi leaves are mainly used for treating

  • Fever,
  • Common cold,
  • Cough,
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Kidney stone
  • Heart disorder
  • Children’s Ailments
  • Mouth infections
  • Insect bites
  • Skin disorders
  • Teeth disorder
  • Headaches
  • Eye disorders and Many More…..

The Tulsi acts as a herb in the treatment of respiratory system disorder. A decoction of the leaves with honey and ginger is an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough and cold.

Tulsi the sacred plant is worshipped and herb rich - indian culture, traditions reasons, science

Besides Tulsi acts as a

  • Anti-stress agent
  • Blood purifier

Tulsi leaves are regarded as an “ADAPTOGEN” or Anti-Stress Agent. These leaves afford significant protection against stress which is medically proved.

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Swalloing 12 leaves of Tulsi, twice a day, prevents stress, purifies blood and helps prevent several common elements.Tulsi is used in making the “Theertam” given in temples,which is proved to be a very good blood purifier.

  • Tulsi Helps in Sharpening Memory
  • Tulsi leaves are Nerve tonic and also sharpen memory
  • The leaves strengthen the stomach and induce copious perspiration
  • The seed of the plant are mucilaginous.

That’s why in every hindu’s house there is a Tulsi plant.Though not everyone knows all these scientific advantages and uses, But because of the belief in god and culture they place a tulsi plant in the house. Tulsi, sacred plant of indian culture, got 2 main roles in Indians life, It is worshipped as a sacred plant and works as Herb.

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