Ayurveda advice: From increasing immunity to reducing sugar-cholesterol, this 'divine medicine' has many benefits

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Ayurveda has been an important part of the Indian lifestyle for centuries. Many medicines and herbs have been used for better health. Tulsi is one such divine medicine in Ayurveda that is considered helpful in reducing the risk of many serious diseases. Tulsi leaves are easily available and are considered to be very beneficial for health. In many studies conducted so far, basil has been found to be effective in protecting organs like the liver, skin, kidney from various infections and diseases.

In this era of the corona, consuming basil leaves mixed with a decoction is also considered very beneficial. It contains powerful oxidants that can also help keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control. Let us know in detail about some such health benefits of Tulsi in the following slides.

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beneficial for the immune system
Antioxidants are found in high amounts in basil leaves which help in detoxifying the body. Studies show that basil can be helpful in protecting your body from toxic chemicals as well as strengthening the immune system. The properties present in it can also prevent cancer by reducing the growth of cancer cells. Apart from this, basil also has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain reliever) properties.

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aids in diabetes
All parts of the basil plant can help lower your blood sugar if you are suffering from prediabetes or type-2 diabetes. Animal and human studies suggest that basil may help prevent symptoms of diabetes. In a study done on rats, it was found that basil extract can reduce blood sugar levels by 26 percent in 30 days.

controls cholesterol
Studies have found that since basil targets metabolic stress, it can also help with weight loss and lower cholesterol levels. Significant changes were observed in the fat molecules of those who consumed fresh basil leaves. Researchers found that it may be helpful in reducing bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol) levels.

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