December 20, 2006

Tulsi (Basil) to cure skin problems

Tulsi (Basil is revered by the Hindus as a holy herb. This belief is not entirely due to any dogmatic religious conviction, but rests upon solid scientific foundations. In addition to its spiritually uplifting qualities, Tulsi has been found to possess extraordinary powers of healing and promoting health. Tulsi is found to be endowed with purifying and antiseptic qualities. The efficacy of the remedies of skin diseases is greatly augmented if they are used in conjunction with Tulsi. Here is a collection of a few such remedies:
  • Equal amounts of 5 parts of the Tulsi plant should be dried and powdered together. An extract of this powder has a purifying action on the blood. Regular use of this extract therefore prevents skin diseases.
  • Application of a paste formed by grinding Tulsi leaves with lemon juice is an effective treatment for ringworm.
  • Continued ingestion of powdered Tulsi roots and leaves with hot water is believed to cure all skin diseases.
  • Boil Tulsi leaves in mustard oil. When the leaves have turned completely black, take the oil off the fire and strain it. The application of this oil is beneficial in all skin diseases.
  • Those suffering from scabies, ringworm or eczema should drink juice of Tulsi leaves along with an external application on the affected parts.
  • Dry Tulsi leaves in the shade, add some alum, grind well and sieve through fine cloth. Store the powder in a clean dry glass bottle. This powder can be applied on any fresh cuts or wounds, and will promote quick healing.
  • Application of Tulsi juice on boils is beneficial and gives relief.
  • Application of a Tulsi leaves ground in water from the river Ganga is believed to make skin eruptions subside in a very short time.
  • Application of a paste of Tulsi leaves and tender shoots of peepar (piper longum) on skin irritations resulting from plucking of hair provides relief.
  • Pain due to burns is alleviated by applying equal quantities of Tulsi juice and coconut oil mixed well.
  • Rubbing with Tulsi leaves over itching parts brings quick relief. Itching can also be soothed by applying a mixture of Tulsi and lemon juices.
See also: Tulsi (Basil) for beauty



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9 comments:

  1. Good posting. These home made stuffs really work in our daily life.
    Take basil, oat flour, rose petals and sandalwood powder mix with milk and gently apply this scrub on face rinse with water. It makes skin clean and glowing. Paste of basil leaves and water can reduce pigmentation. Basil powder is also useful for dandruff.

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  2. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Distress: While in ancient times it was said that chewing Holy basil or tulasi leaves helped reduce stress related disorders it has been modernized. Today, Holy basil or tulasi tea and bath soaks are often the best remedy to relieve tension and stress daily.

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  3. Grind the leaves of tulsi with lemon juice and make paste of it. Apply the paste on the spot of ringworm for fifteen days to get better results.

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  4. Beena9:13 AM

    Make a paste with mehndi and oil and apply on the face .Make a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and glycerin and apply it on the spots
    Apply the paste of turmeric and curry leaves on the face and wash it after 15 minutes.
    Apply a mixture of mehndi and turmeric. For a piece of turmeric, 2-3 leaves of mehndi are used
    Grind dried basil leaf, neem and mint (100 gm each). Add some turmeric powder and rose water to make it in a paste form and apply it on the spots.Grind betel leaf and add a little coconut oil and apply it on the spots. Soak a chappathi in milk overnight . Make it into a paste and apply it on black heads. Repeat for several days .Make a paste of saffron and add some honey , apply it on the face to remove black spots. To remove black spots... apply a paste of turmeric and basil. To remove wrinkles on the face, apply a mixture of sandalwood powder, rosewater and glycerin. Wash with cold water after some time

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  5. Holy Basil is very effective in treating cold and its related disorders. It is a boon for respiratory tract disorders. It helps in treating all the disorders that are related to our throat

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  6. Divya8:28 AM

    I recently read that rubbing your skin with basil leaf works for insect repellent..

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  7. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Holy Basil in English, the leaves of the Tulsi plant have medicinal properties and have long been known to be used in the treatment of various sicknesses. Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogen, balancing different processes in the body, and helpful for adapting to stress. The juice of its leaves is used for treating cough, cold, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation and other illnesses. Tulsi leaves are very aromatic, so some people like to add them to their tea to get a unique flavor.

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  8. Prabha10:07 AM

    Interesting hub, great remedies. I'm all for natural cures, after all we came from the dust of the earth. It's all there in the plants & trees. I found that using basil leaves got rid of my wart.

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  9. Radhika9:52 AM

    Basil is normally used to combat
    colds and influenza, poor digestion, nausea
    abdominal cramps, gastro-enteritis, migraine
    insomnia, when your spirits are low, anxiety
    exhaustion

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