Improve brain function with Holy Basil

Tulsi leaves serve as a simple home remedy to improve brain function. Tulsi also known as basil has been widely used herb in traditional herbal medicines. It has unbeatable medicinal values which are very effective for nerves, concentration power, improves memory and mental clarity.

Tulsi supplies good oxygenated blood to brain which improves feeling of well being and mental cognition. Daily intake of tulsi leaves extraordinarily improves memory power and intelligence. Tulsi improve mental fatigue and focus.

Tulsi leaves are rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also contains many nutritional facts such as vitamin A, C, K, manganese, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Tulsi has anti-bacterial properties which kills all bacteria and infections. Tulsi heals both internal and external skin infections. Tulsi has anti-diabetic activity thus helps to control blood glucose levels. The phytochemicals in tulsi prevents lungs, liver, oral and skin cancers. One cup of tulsi leaves contains more than the required amount of vitamin K. Vitamin K is essential for bone health and heart health. Regular consumption of tulsi leaves reduces vitamin K deficiency.

Tulsi leaves have been used as a mouth freshener, because it kills all bacteria and germs hiding inside the mouth. Tulsi has sedative and disinfectant properties, which acts as a natural headache remedy.  Also the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties can help protect the eyes from environmental damage and free radicals. Tulsi boost our immunity and purifies blood.

The detoxifying properties of tulsi help in dissolving out the kidney stones. It cleanses kidney and flush out all body toxins through kidney.

The anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties in tulsi remove all black spots, acne and blemishes from the skin. The leaves also provide relief from skin problems. The anti-ageing properties of tulsi leaves prevent body from age related damages caused by free radicals.

The mixture of tulsi leaves and amla powder prevents hair from getting white/ grey. The combination of tulsi, hibiscus and neem leaves paste applied on the hair makes the hair smooth and shiny.

Follow the simple DIY in this recipe and know how to improve brain function with tulsi leaves.

How to improve brain function with tulsi leaves – DIY

  • 10 – 15 Tulsi (Holy Basil)
  • 2 Cardamom
  • Small piece Dried ginger
  • 300 ml Water
  • 50 ml Boiled milk
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  1. To make this herbal drink use Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves, cardamom, dried ginger, milk and water.
  2. Add 10 to 15 tulsi leaves to mortar.
  3. Add 2 cardamom.
  4. Add a small piece of dried ginger to mortar.
  5. Crush well.
  6. Add 300 ml water to pan.
  7. Add the crushed ingredients to water.
  8. Allow to boil for few minutes, until the water becomes 200 ml.
  9. Strain the drink.
  10. Add 50 ml boiled milk.
  11. Add one teaspoon of honey.
  12. Mix it well.
  13. Tulsi herbal drink is done.

Both adult and children can consume this drink daily to improve the brain function.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.