Tulsi or Holy Basil is one of the most sacred plants for Hindus in India. Hindus place a tulsi plant in their courtyard or just outside their doors. It is so believed that the tulsi plant helps to keep negative energy at bay. Tulsi is also known for its medicinal properties and its effectiveness in fighting common ailments such as cough and cold. This little plant is easily available and easy to maintain.
Let’s have a look at the skin and hair benefits that tulsi leaves offer.
Skin Benefits of Tulsi Leaves
No More Pimples
Tulsi leaves are highly purifying in nature. Consuming it orally helps to purify the blood. When applied topically it soothes pimples and eliminates blackheads. It is also used for the treatment of skin disorders like itching and ringworms.
Tulsi Facepack for Pimple Free Skin: Grind 10-12 dry tulsi leaves. Once it is finely ground into a powder, add sandalwood powder or fullers earth powder (multani mitti) and rose water. Make a consistent paste of the mixture and apply on face. Rinse off after the mixture dries or after 20 minutes. This will soothe your acne and prevent new pimples from appearing.
Bright And Healthy Looking Skin
Tulsi smoothens skin, tightens pores, and gives a fresh glow to the skin. It also lightens scars and blemishes to make the skin appear clear.
Tulsi Facepack for Bright And Clear Skin:Grind 10-12 dry tulsi leaves. Once it is finely ground into a powder mix it with some milk and make a thick consistent paste. Apply the paste on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with regular water.
Tulsi Facepack to Reduce Blemishes: Grind 10-12 dry tulsi leaves into a powder. Add sandalwood powder or fuller earth powder (multani mitti) and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix it till it forms a thick paste and apply on the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes or till it dries and rinse with regular water.
Hair Benefits of Tulsi Leaves
No More Itching and Hair Fall
Tulsi leaves are known for their antibacterial and antifungal properties and can effectively soothe an itching scalp.
Tulsi Hair Oil Mixture to Reduce Itchiness: Add tulsi powder to coconut oil and heat it on low flame. Once the mixture starts boiling add meethi (fenugreek) seeds to it. Once it cools down strain it and massage the oil into your scalp. It shall give you some relief from an itchy scalp.
Tulsi Hair Pack to Reduce Hairfall and Grey Hair: Make a thick paste of amla (Indian gooseberry) powder, tulsi powder (quantity depending upon your hair length), and water and keep it overnight. Add a few drops of coconut oil to this mixture and apply it as hair pack the next morning. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with a regular shampoo.
These were just a few of the numerous benefits that tulsi leaves offer. Have you tried any of the above face packs or hair packs? Do share your experience with us.