The synergy of the components that we can find in tulsi is a powerful adaptogen, enhancer and builder of immune system that helps the body to fight stress, maintain good health, strengthen digestive system and metabolism, improve vitality and stimulate energy.
Research has shown that taking tulsi decreases level of stress hormone, especially corticosterone.
Tulsi contains a large number of antioxidants that helps the body to purify and protect itself from toxic chemicals.
It also prevents the formation of cancer and reduces development of cancer cells.
Leaf of the tulsi is most commonly used as antibiotic, germicidal and disinfectant agent, since one of the main compound of tulsi is eugenol and gamma-caryophyllene oil. Therefore, it protects us from bacteria and viruses.
Tulsi extract help wounds and scars to heal faster. It can be used also after surgery to speed up recovery.
Because of its powerful capacity to balance and enhance metabolic reactions, tulsi is extremely effective in fighting diabetes.
According to experiments on rats, who received a tulsi extract for 30 days, it is found that their blood sugar level has been reduced by 24%.
Tulsi reduces metabolic stress and in that way it helps in reducing body weight and lowering cholesterol level. According to research conducted on rabbits who ate fresh leaves of tulisi for 30 days, scientists found significant difference in the molecular structure of their fatty acids. It has showed that eugenol, one of the oils in tulsi, reduces LDL-cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and increases the level of HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol) and thus also affect health of the heart and bloodstream.
Tulsi removes stress-induced ulcers and naturally increases circulation in stomach, reduces acidity, strengthens stomach mucus and increases life span of mucus cells.
Components found in tulsi, such as camphene, eugenol and cineole, helps to eliminate breathing difficulties and other respiratory problems.