We all are aware that Hinduism is very much known for its Ayurved and spirituality. There is one of the oldest herb known in mankind which is used for both, a spiritual and medical purpose that is Tulsi (Holy Basil). Tulsi is said to be sacred in Hinduism and is worshipped as the Avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, Hindus use its leaves to worship God. Many people wear Garland made of Tulsi steam as they believe that it connects them with Lord Vishnu. So, people cultivate Tulsi in their homes for religious use as well as for consumption to avoid cold, fever, illness, etc.
People use Tulsi for adding flavor in something or to preserve and enhance the properties of the food as it’s a culinary herb. We must have seen that before the eclipse, Tulsi leaves have been kept on every food item because it has antibacterial properties that prevent the growth of bacteria and keep the food safe.
Apart from that, it has many medical benefits. It has as an inflammatory property which cures diseases and disorders, it lowers the risk of heart problems, rheumatoid arthritis. Its antimicrobial property helps to heal various skin problems, it prevents several infections. It has immunomodulatory (enhance immunity) and antitussive (relieves cough) which provides relief in the respiratory system. Eating Tulsi leaves or consuming its juice is healthy especially in the current situation of the epidemic, as it protects from cough and purifies the blood. So, cultivating the Tulsi plant at home helps in various important aspects.