Sweet or Common Basil and Thai Basil are grown in fairly large quantities at Jugnoo Farms. In our home we take great care of two plants
of Krishna Tulsi also known as holy basil. In most traditional homes the Holy Basil is worshipped. Sweet Basil leaves are light green whereas the Krishna Tulsi leaves are darker and slightly purple in colour.
The tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. It has strong anti bacterial properties and its anti oxidant properties strengthens the nervous system.
Other reported benefits are healing colds, coughs and stomach disorder skin infections. Some Ayurvedic doctors claim benefits in diabetes, lowering cholesterol and stress. This plant gives out ozone which means that the presence of this plant protects the surroundings from the
harmful ultra violet rays. A friend who despite being a alopathic physician is a strong believer in alternative healing. And has a row of Tulsi plants in front of the bungalow perhaps.
Also do read the amazing story of Holy Basil which today has become a global business at http://www.organicindia.com/tulsi-holy-basil.php
Most mornings we have Tulsi tea instead of the usual morning Tata or Lipton cuppa. Here a few leaves are added to hot water and allowed to steep for few minutes. Some folk add a little honey for taste and for medicinal value. In the mornings when we are in a hurry just chew a few Tulsi leaves – it even freshens the mouth.
We can easily conclude by saying Tulsi moves the body towards good health. Enjoy good health and a calm mind.