by Komal Patel

Happy Friday everyone!

Sorry I wasn’t around last week with a new edition. A lot of you messaged me wondering when the new edition would be back, and as requested here it is!

This week I am giving you the skinny on the queen of herbs, Tulsi, otherwise known as Basil in English.

In India Tulsi, Holy Basil, or Thai Basil, which are native of the country, is considered one of the best herbs for healing the mind, body and spirit.

Tulis is part of the mint family and is rich in many nutrients that contribute to your health and beauty.

Not only used in various cooking, but it is an important herb in the world of Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties.

Let check out what Tulsi has got!

Health & Beauty Benefits of Tulsi:

Cough And Respiratory Problems

Chewing Tulsi leaves helps to cure the cough and flu by mobilizing mucous in bronchitis and asthma attacks.

Antiseptic Properties:

The natural antiseptic nature of the leaves help with cuts, ulcers and other types of wounds.

DNA Protection:

Basil leaves have the great sources of antioxidants and other great phytonutrients. Phytonutrients like vicenin and orientin are effective in protecting chromosomes as well as cell structures from oxygen-based damage and radiation. You just need to include basil in daily diet to have good cell structures.

Improve your Immune System:

Basil leaves are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Eating fresh basil can strengthen the body part’s function and increase the level of antibodies in our body up to 20 percent.

Stomach Problems:

Problems like acidity, constipation and flatulence can also be cured with Tulsi leaves. It supports the digestive system and makes you feel less bloated and more comfortable. It also helps people suffering from vomiting and lack of appetite.


Rids Blackheads, Pimples and Acne:

It purifies the blood and eliminates the toxins, thus healing and preventing eruptions on skin.

Brighten Skin:

When pounded down and the naturals oils are released, this herb can help even out skin tone.

Tightens Pores:

When mixed with something such as an egg, the disinfectant nature of Tulsi combined with the egg will help prevent infections on the face and tighten the skin.

Treats a Dry Scalp:

By purifying the blood and eliminating the toxins, thus healing and preventing eruptions on skin.

Helps with Weight Loss:

Basil has the ability to lower the cortisol levels because it can act as an adaptogen that reduces stress and decreases cortisol levels. 

Try an easy home remedy today to help with your health and beauty needs.

A great beginner remedy would be crushing the leaves down in a mortar pestle and applying to the face as a spot treatment for acne or scars.

Beauty Benefits of Tulsi

Super easy and quick! Let the natural oils and antiseptic nature of the leaf cure you!

Hope you all enjoyed this post!

Doing the research is half the fun for me! What are we talking about next week? Drop me a comment or email to sweetandmasala@gmail.com for your ideas!



Sweet and Masala 

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Emily Soto May 5, 2017 - 1:09 pm

I had no idea basil had so many benefits! Thanks for sharing!

IttyBittyFoodies Mama May 5, 2017 - 1:44 pm

Thanks for all this great info. We love using herbs in our lifestyle

Leah Lowe May 5, 2017 - 2:25 pm

I love mixing basil and cucumber in my water, it’s the best! I had no idea it helps minimize pores though! Def giving that a try!

x – Leah

candy May 5, 2017 - 2:40 pm

I grow many different types of herbs and am always on the look out of something new and how to use them.

candy May 5, 2017 - 2:41 pm

I enjoy learning new ways to use different basils for all kinds of things not just cooking;

Crystal // Dreams, etc. May 5, 2017 - 3:43 pm

I never knew basil was so helpful for so many things! That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn May 5, 2017 - 4:25 pm

Wow! I didn’t realize that basil had so many great benefits! That’s really cool! I just bought a couple of basil plants. I’m going to try the acne spot treatment 🙂 Thanks!

Julie May 5, 2017 - 4:53 pm

I’ve never even heard of Tulsi! I will have to check it out next time I am at the grocery store, what amazing benefits it has! Thank you so much for sharing this information!

Julie | https://scorseofstyles.com

Maya May 5, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Wow!!! This is super informative. I had no Idea that Basil (or Tulsi) had this many benefits. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge. I’m looking forward to the next post. Have a fabulous Friday!

Katherine Clemins May 5, 2017 - 5:29 pm

Hey there! This was so informative! I love that you post this!

Komal Patel May 7, 2017 - 1:42 pm

Thank you so much!

Jannine Pampu May 5, 2017 - 5:55 pm

Wow I had no idea basil was called tulsi and that it had so many benefits!
xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit,com

Monika May 5, 2017 - 7:28 pm

Oh my! This is the best post! So informative and so many great tips and info. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Mitbrodt May 5, 2017 - 8:29 pm

Yummy I love basil


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