The holy plant TULASI has been used from thousands of years in Ayurveda
The Tulasi or holy basil plant is an important symbol in Hindu religion.most of the Hindu people worship tulasi by offering water to tulasi plant in morning and oil lamp in evening . Not only from the religious point but from a medicinal perspective too tulasi has endless value.there are different kinds of tulasi we find in our surroundings such as ram tulasi which is light green color leaves and long in size.another type is Shyam tulsi which has dark green color short leaves.
While doing worship/puja to lord Hanuman and lord Krishna tulasi plays important role.Tulasi is very important for lord Jagannath without which puja is incomplete.
This plant have multiple medicinal values.it has been used from thousands of years in ayurveda for its diverse healing properties such as
For common cold and cough 5 to 10 tulasi leaves can be consumed with 1 spoon of honey.
For headache and stomach disorder tulasi leaves can be taken with black pepper and honey
For any kind insect bite fresh tulasi leaves with little turmeric powder juice can be applied
Tulasi is quite effective bringing down temperature can be taken with pure cow ghee
Tulasi can be taken in various forms like herbal tea ,dried powder or fresh leaves.and it can be safely used for children.