Some siddha home remedies made with basil or thulasi are discussed below.
The botanical name of ‘thulasi’ is ocimum sanctum. The common name for thulasi is ‘holy basil’. Thulasi holds a prominent place in the herbal world.
Even the breeze that passes through the thulasi plant acquires medicinal properties. People with malaria when they inhale this breeze can experience a marked reduction in symptoms.
Thulasi is nature’s mosquito repellent. Thulasi shrubs can be grown around houses to keep away the mosquito menace.
There are different variations in thulasi each with unique medicinal properties. Krishna thulasi, karunthulasi, rama thulasi are some of the well known ones.
The juice obtained on crushing thulasi can be used for all ailments of the upper respiratory tract. It is an excellent expectorant. It frees the airway and hence used in treating asthma.
Thulasi is well known for curing indigestion of the new born. When kids suffer from phlegm in chest, equal quantity of mother’s milk and thulasi are mixed and administered orally. This will bring out the phlegm effortlessly.
People with nervous weakness can regain their strength with regular intake of thulasi juice and honey.
Neem leaves and thulasi leaves of equal quantity are ground to a fine paste. This when taken internally cures stomach and mouth ulcers. It also expels disease causing worms from the intestines.
For joint pains thulasi juice is mixed with lime (calcium) and applied externally. This will help in reducing pain quickly.
For skin diseases, paste made of thulasi leaves is an excellent remedy.
A more detailed way of preparing some siddha home remedies using thulasi will follow in subsequent posts.
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