Benefits of Tulsi/Basil Leaves for Health, Skin and Hair
Basil has been known for its medicinal properties all over the world but for Indians, it is more than a plant or herb. Basil is simply known as Tulsi in India and it has further subtypes too. Based on the texture of the leaves it can be named as Rama Tulsi or Shyama Tulsi. Ayurveda and other Indian sacred books mention its importance in the human civilization. We can spot it easily in any Hindu temple and it is the most common plant in Indian homes. Known as Tulsi or Tulsee the scientific name of Basil is Ocimum Tenuiflorum. Its leaves, seeds and dried roots all are highly beneficial for human consumption hence it is also known as “Queen of Herbs”. It has strong antioxidant, adaptogenic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties which make it the best medicinal plant.