Tulsi is considered to be a holy plant for Hindus. Often, people believe this plant has a mythological story and it is an avatar of the Goddess Lakshmi. and thus consort of the God Vishnu. Vrinda is another name for Tulsi (basil). It is a shrub and is planted in the centre of a courtyard of Hindu houses. It has medicinal benefits.
According to Padma Purana, Tulsi Vivah and its rituals are discussed in this scripture. It’s a gateway to heaven, or Vaikunta. The botanical name for Tulsi is (Ocimum sanctum Linn), known for its varied properties. In Hindi, it is Tulsi and Basil in English. Basil is an umbrella for Ayurvedic doctors in treating various diseases, and they use it as a herbal tea for a variety of ailments. Lord Venkateshwar likes the tulsi garland offered by devotees.
The health benefits of Basil:( Vrinda)
- Basil is a natural immunity booster.
- Basil reduces stress
- Basil protects the body from various types of infections.
- Consumption of basil leaves benefits the heart and lowers blood pressure.
- Beneficial to pneumonia and relieving phlegm.
- Rich in antioxidants.
- It helps control allergies.
- It helps in diluting kidney stones.
- Strengthen the stomach and clear respiratory problems.
The leaves of the basil plant are important in worship. They are exemplary even for fragrant flowers. Flowers are fragrant only when they bloom. is widely used in Ayurvedic and naturopathic medicines, which help in the natural healing process of the human body it is called the queen of all herbs.
Being a holy plant, it has various health benefits and can be used by all as it is less expensive. Make a habit of using natural herbs daily in your daily life and protect your body from falling sick. Consumption in tablet form or powder form either way benefits health.