Having basil at home is like having a doctor at hand
Basil (tulsi) is a highly versatile herb with plenty of therapeutic uses. You'll be surprised at the benefits of keeping a plant at home.
It is customary to do morning pooja with tulsi (basil), and put two leaves in a copper vessel fille with water as prasad [offering]. If you think about it a little more scientifically, and abstract it from its spiritual husk, it makes sense as a life-affirming practice.
You can infuse ten or fifteen basil leaves in cow's milk to prevent toothache. It also stimulates appetite. This is very good for children.
If you have a problem with mosquitoes, place basil leaves around the bed. Snakes, scorpions, mosquitoes and other insects stay from basil.
You can treat lice with basil leaves. Take equal amounts of basil and neem leaves, grind them and apply the paste to your hair. If you do this once a week for 5 weeks, there will be no lice.
In case of infection after ear piercing, a drop or two drops of juice will heal it immediately. If you mix basil juice and lemon juice and rub it on a sore throat, it will heal quickly.
Drink a little basil with milk and vomiting will stop immediately.
Drinking basil water daily helps clean up the liver.
Before going to bed at night, apply basil juice on your face. It will reduce pimples and give the face a glow.
Boil basil leaves in coconut oil. If you rub this on the head daily, you will get rid of dandruff.
A basil plant at home cuts pollution in the air and eliminates odour.
It balances acidity in the stomach and improves digestion.
It also helps control blood sugar levels.
There are many varieties of basil. But all of them have therapeutic properties.
[Autotranslated from Tamil]