Here’s How Chewing Tulsi Early in the Morning Can Boost Immunity!
No need of sweetened syrups and pills anymore! Now there’s a completely natural way to boost your immunity. Read further to find out more.
If you are one of those people who frequently fall ill with a common cold or virus due to your rather low immunity, resulting in frequent visits to the doctor’s, then you should definitely try this natural remedy that’ll significantly boost your immunity.
By making this simple change in your daily routine, you will improve your immune system and thereby improve your overall health and make your body more resistant to all infections and viruses that are constantly lurking around us.
Warm honey lemon water has been definitely the number one immunity booster for a while now, however, its actual effect and role in improving immunity still remains unknown. That is why, we suggest you to try another natural way to boost your immunity, the positive effects of which have already been proven. We are talking about tulsi leaves, also known as holy basil!
According to Dr Ravindra Ingle, General Physician, Internal Medicine who practices at Aryan Hospital and Wockhardt Hospital, in Navi Mumbai, by replacing your existing morning routine with chewing a few tulsi leaves, you will significantly improve your immunity in an all-natural way.
How does this remedy work?
Tulsi leaves work as an immune-modulator, a compound which helps in maintain and improving the immune response in the body. Not only do they fight against the bacteria and viruses that cause diseases, but they also stimulate the production of healthy immune cells. Furthermore, tulsi leaves abound in antioxidants, which help to protect the healthy cells from the harmful effects of free radicals as well as to prevent any cellular damage as a result of excess oxidation. In addition, a study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, found that these leaves contain amazing medicinal properties and help stimulate the production of T cytokines, NK (natural killer) cells and T lymphocytes, types of immune cells that protect against infection and hence, boost immunity.
The following are 10 of the many health benefits of tulsi leaves:
- They help protect the heart;
- They cure various respiratory conditions;
- They cure diabetes;
- They cure fever;
- They relieve stress;
- They help in the treatment of cancer;
- They keep your skin and hair healthy;
- They help relieve headaches;
- They help dissolve kidney stones;
- They help smokers quit smoking.
Here’s how you should use tulsi leaves!
Take three to four fresh tulsi leaves and wash them thoroughly with some clean water before consumption. Put them in your mouth, chew them well and swallow. You should do this on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. Once you swallow the tulsi leaves, it is recommended that you drink some water, either a glass or two. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes afterwards. Make this your morning routine for a whole month so that you achieve best results and significantly improve your immunity.
Reference cited in the original post:
Mondal, Shankar, et al. ‘Double-blinded randomised controlled trial for immunomodulatory effects of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) leaf extract on healthy volunteers.’ Journal of ethnopharmacology 136.3 (2011): 452-456.
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Chilukoti, B. (2016, Feb 05). Here’s how chewing tulsi early in the morning can boost immunity! Retrieved February 29, 2016, from http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/chew-tulsi-leaves-early-in-the-morning-to-boost-immunity-b0216/