Tulsi boosts the immune system and metabolism of the body, and is effective in treating allergies.
Tulsi detoxifies the blood, and flushes out toxins from the body.
The juice is effective in treating bronchitis, coughs and colds, and other common ailments. Moreover, it enhances the use of oxygen in the body, and is thus useful in respiratory problems, like asthma.
Tulsi contains antioxidants, which neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals, and thus arrests aging.
It is also reputed to control degenerative conditions, like dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart problems and arthritis.
Tulsi reduces inflammation and fevers, and cures headaches.
Due to its antibacterial properties, it is used to treat infectious diseases.
Tulsi is supposed to be anti-carcinogenic. Traditional practitioners recommend taking a Tulsi leaf every day to prevent cancers.
Tulsi lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and thus prevents cardiac problems.
It helps in digestion and absorption of nutrients by the body, by encouraging the secretion of digestive enzymes. Therefore, it also acts as an appetizer. Moreover, its carminative properties prevent gastric ulcers.
It also controls E.coli and tuberculosis, and hastens the recovery of patients with viral hepatitis and encephalitis.
Tulsi has been proved good for periodontal health; a decoction can be used to cure toothache, and as a general mouth wash.
The Ursolic acid has an anti-fertility effect, without any negative effects.
Some research points to the Tulsi as a protection against the ill effects of radiation.
An interesting fact is that it does not contain any caffeine, yet acts as a vitalizer or quick “pick me up” to increase stamina and endurance.
Finally, Tulsi relaxes the muscles, and acts as a stress buster.