Beat the cold with Tulasi

Beat the cold with Tulasi
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Tulasi leaves, which are so commonly found in Indian households, are storehouse of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Medical experts say that the iron content in Tulasi leaves improves oxygen supply in blood besides destroying molecules that are harmful to liver, brain and heart. They also protect limbs from getting damaged due to free radicals.

Hyderabad: Tulasi leaves, which are so commonly found in Indian households, are storehouse of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Medical experts say that the iron content in Tulasi leaves improves oxygen supply in blood besides destroying molecules that are harmful to liver, brain and heart. They also protect limbs from getting damaged due to free radicals.

Many nutraceutical companies use Tulasi, as it helps in keeping the skin supple and delays old age. Its juice brings relief from cold, cough and fever. It acts as medicine in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma like breathing-related diseases and reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, keeping kidneys and heart healthy. Medical practitioners swear by the Tulasi leaves as it not only controls blood pressure due to the potassium in the leaves but also helps people suffering from night blindness.

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