28 Aug 2016

The Importance and Benefits of Tulsi

We Hindus always follow our traditions and rituals, many of us unknowingly the great  value, scientifically logics behind our traditions. Today we talk about the sacred plant of Tulsi and its importance in our rites and rituals. Hindu households worship the plan and grown in the center of the house. It's essential to use Tulsi leaves in Puja as it purifies itself. 


The Tulsi is the queen of all Indian herbs. Our Puranas describe it as Goddess Lakshmi. It has the incomparable qualities. Apart from the religious significance, the tulsi has great medicinal value too. Modern scientific research offers impressive evidence that the tulsi reduces stress, enhances stamina, relieves inflammation, lower cholesterol, eliminates toxins, protects against radiation, prevents gastric ulcers. Moreover, it effective in supporting the heart, blood vessels, liver, and lungs. It is great mosquito repellent.

Importance-of-TulsiAnother property of the tulsi leaves is that they can absorb ultraviolet radiation, which is why tulsi leaves are placed on food items during the eclipse to protect them from radiation. It is very sensitive to any strong odors.  

The plant discharges electrical impulses at night which are harmful to humans, and so it is forbidden to pluck it at night. It has quantity of mercury which is harmful to the gums, therefore, tulsi leaves have to be swallowed when given as Prasad and are not to be chewed. Among, Hindus, water soaked with tulsi leaves is given to the dying to raise the departing soul to heaven due to its magnificent qualities.