Here's why you should drink holy basil tea:
1. It Can Help Clear Skin ProblemsA team of researchers from Thailand conducted a study to find out how holy basil works against bacteria. They found that a 3% concentration of holy basil oil proved effective against bacteria that causes acne. The primary compound of holy basil is eugenol, which is the active ingredients in clove oil - a powerful antimicrobial. It has many health benefits for the skin. When using tulsi for acne, use unrefined virgin coconut oil as a carrier. When it's melted, it is more easily absorbed into the skin.
2. It Can Help Prevent CancerHoly basil contains anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It can help protect the body from fever, pain and stress. It can also protect vital organs such as the liver. People who regularly consume tulsi are less likely to be immune-compromised, so they are less susceptible to developing cancer cells. The phytochemicals in tulsi preventchemical-induced skin, liver, oral and lung cancers, thanks to their ability to increase antioxidant activity. They also help to prevent radiation induced DNA-damage.
3. It Can Help Control DiabetesTulsi has been used for years to control blood glucose and act as a natural diabetes remedy. Studies have shown that the extract of holy basil leaves can decrease glucose by more than 36% in normal rats, and by 18% in diabetes-inducted rats. Holy basil can also help prevent symptoms of diabetes, including weight gain, hypertension and high cholesterol.