This plant is probably one of the best adaptogens, that is to say that allows the body to adapt and cope with the physiological effects of stress.
It has anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, antioxidant, hypoglycemic and slightly anesthetic properties. In Auyrveda we use tulsi extracts to treat colds, flu, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disorders, various forms of poisoning (according to recent research, tulsi would act favorably in cases of radiation poisoning), and against malaria.
The antiviral properties of tulsi have recently been validated by various medical experts around the world.
Dr. Bhupesh Patel, of Gujarat Ayurved University in Jamnagar, believes that tulsi can have a curative effect in the case of influenza, including the H1N1 flu. According to him, the plant should be consumed in the form of juice from 20 to 25 fresh leaves, twice a day.
In the following, discover how to prepare masks based on this sacred basil according to the skin problem you are suffering from:
1- Mask against acne scars:
Every night before bedtime, apply a mixture of Tulsi powder and coconut oil to the problem areas.
2- Mask against acne:
Grind 12 leaves of Tulsi, 8 leaves of Neem and add 1 tsp of sandalwood powder and a little rose water. Mix until you get a paste. Clean your skin and apply the mask. Let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.
3- Mask against oily skin:
Mix Tulsi powder with a little water until you get a paste. Apply the mask on your face, leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off. To renew 2 times a week.
4- Mask Against Dry Skin:
Grind a few Tulsi leaves and add a little unsweetened natural yogurt and mix. Apply the mask obtained on your face, leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off.