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Health Benefits Of Consuming Tulsi Leaves Water Every Morning


Tulsi, also known as holy basil is a common plant found in Indian households, which is well known for its effective health benefits. Tulsi has an adaptogenic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant-rich composition which helps you cleanse, rejuvenate, and restore balance to the body and mind. One way to reap its benefits is by drinking tulsi leaves water on an empty stomach. We spoke to Dr Ganesh Chaudhary, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PHC, Darbhanga, Bihar, who listed its health benefits and how to make it.

Health Benefits of Tulsi Leaves Water

Detoxification and Cleansing

“Tulsi leaves water serves as a gentle yet effective detoxifying tonic, helping to flush out toxins and impurities accumulated within the body”, said Dr Chaudhary. By stimulating liver function and enhancing kidney health, tulsi water supports the body’s natural detoxification processes, promoting clearer skin, improved digestion, and enhanced vitality.

Boosting Immune Function

Tulsi is known for its immunomodulatory properties, strengthening the body’s defences against infections and diseases. “Drinking tulsi leaves water on an empty stomach primes the immune system, fortifying it against pathogens and environmental stressors. Its antiviral and antibacterial actions help ward off illness, keeping you resilient and energised throughout the day”, added Dr Chaudhary.

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Calming the Mind and Spirit

Drinking water infused with tulsi leaves can serve as a natural adaptogen, helping your body adapt to stress and restore balance to your nervous system. It can help soothe your nerves, relieve symptoms of anxiety and tension, and promote a sense of inner calm and relaxation. The calming effects of tulsi water can improve your mood, sharpen your mental clarity, and foster emotional well-being.

According to a six-week, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, tulsi effectively reduced general stress scores, sexual and sleep issues, and symptoms including forgetfulness and weariness. 

Supporting Digestive Health

Tulsi leaf water aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes and promoting healthy gastrointestinal function. It alleviates symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and acidity, facilitating smoother digestion and nutrient absorption. Tulsi’s carminative properties ease gas and bloating, promoting digestive comfort and overall well-being.

Relieving Respiratory Distress

Tulsi possesses potent anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, making it a valuable ally for respiratory health. Dr Chaudhary added, “Drinking tulsi leaves water helps alleviate symptoms of respiratory conditions, such as cough, cold, asthma, and bronchitis. Its decongestant action clears respiratory passages, soothes irritated airways, and supports easier breathing, promoting respiratory comfort and vitality.”

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How to Prepare Tulsi Leaves Water

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Instructions

  1. Rinse a handful of fresh tulsi leaves under cold running water to remove any dirt.
  2. Bring a pot of purified water to a gentle boil.
  3. Add the rinsed tulsi leaves to the boiling water and allow them to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and let the tulsi leaves steep in the water for an additional five minutes.
  5. Strain the tulsi leaves from the water using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  6. Allow the tulsi leaves water to cool to room temperature before transferring it to a clean glass container for storage.
  7. Consume a glass of tulsi leaves water on an empty stomach each morning to experience its full rejuvenating benefits.

[Disclaimer: This article contains information provided by an expert and is for informational purposes only. Hence, we advise you to consult your expert before adding anything to your diet, especially if you are dealing with any health issues.]

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