Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) Extract
Spiritually sacred, Tulsi is perhaps better known as “Holy Basil”. Not only is Tulsi a foremost adaptogen known to benefit health and wellbeing, Tulsi is also said to have more subtle influences such as opening the heart and bestowing the energy of love, devotion, and compassion. For this reason, it is grown in many Indian gardens to bless the home.
Considered sattvic and soothing, Tulsi helps to enhance mental clarity and during times of stress, is believed to provide a sense of calm, peace, and wellbeing to an overactive mind. It is a delicate and purifying plant we hold in great esteem. Tulsi has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic preparations to open up the airways and support a healthy respiratory system.
About Hesh's Tulsi Capsules
- Ethically Sourced
- Fairly Traded Ingredients
- 100% Plant-Based
- BPA Free
- Sustainably Cultivated
- Suitable for Vegans
Ayurvedic Profile of Tulsi
- Guna (Quality): Dry, light
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter
- Virya (energy): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
Q. What is Tulsi?
A. The Tulsi plant, also known as Holy Basil or Ocimum sanctum, is an aromatic herb that is considered sacred in Hindu tradition. It is widely grown in India and other Southeast Asian countries. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, such as stress, anxiety, and respiratory problems.
The Tulsi plant has multiple medicinal properties, including antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory effects. It is also rich in antioxidants and can help boost the immune system. The leaves, stems, and seeds of the plant are all used in Ayurveda, either as a tea or in capsule form.
Q. Should I buy Tulsi Powder or capsules?
A. The choice between buying Tulsi powder or capsules is a personal preference and depends on your individual needs and preferences.
Tulsi powder is a versatile form of the herb and can be easily added to food or drinks, such as tea, smoothies, and soups. It is also a cost-effective option and allows you to control the amount you take. Some people also prefer the taste of Tulsi powder as it has a slightly pungent flavor.
On the other hand, Tulsi capsules are a convenient and easy way to take the herb on the go. They are also easy to store. Some people prefer the convenience of simply swallowing a capsule instead of having to mix powder into food or drinks.
Q. What are Tulsi Capsules prepared from?
A. Tulsi Capsules are typically made from the dried leaves of the Tulsi plant. The dried leaves of the plant are first ground into a fine powder and then placed into empty capsules. The capsules are made from vegetable cellulose provide a convenient way to consume the beneficial properties of Tulsi, and are easy to swallow.
Vegetable cellulose is a natural, plant-based material that is commonly used as a capsule filler in herbal supplements. It is safe, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable, making it a popular choice for individuals who are conscious about the environment and want to avoid synthetic materials.
Q. What are the benefits of Tulsi?
A. Tulsi is used for its many benefits, which include:
- Diabetic individuals have seen positive results when incorporating Tulsi extract into their routine. This extract has been shown to effectively lower blood sugar levels, glycosylated hemoglobin, and urea.
- Tulsi, known as an adaptogen, has been proven to effectively reduce psychological stress by improving memory, cognitive function, and decreasing anxiety and depression.
- Tulsi has demonstrated potential in treating various human bacterial infections, such as UTIs, skin and wound infections, typhoid fever, cholera, acne, pneumonia, and fungal infections.