the earlier chapter. I mentioned the curative powers of the
Tulasi (the Basil Plant). Now I would like to explain how to
use the Tulasi leaves for our benefit.
are two types of Tulasi, the black and the white. The black
tulasi is known as the Krishna Tulasi and the White tulasi as
the Rama Tulasi.
is beneficial for various physical disorders. The leaves may
be crushed to a fine powder, powdered in a lean vessel (the
juice can also be taken), the leaves can be dried under a
shade and taken.
the leaves are slightly bitter and astringent it may be taken
with the help of honey or curd - but never with milk.
should be taken in the morning followed by breakfast after 30
minutes - normally it is taken once but it may be taken two or
three times in acute conditions.
are no particular restrictions during its treatment. However,
very pungent food should be avoided.
malaria fever 5-7 leaves mixed with powdered black pepper
grams of Tulasi juice mixed with 10 grams of Ginger juice
removes pain in joints.
seed mixed with Curd or Honey stops vomiting
Black Tulasi Juice mixed with powdered black
pepper mixed with oil (Ghee) removes gastric troubles.
25 grams of Tulasi juice with 2 grams of black
salt if taken 4 days destroys worms.
Black Tulasi (5 grams - 25grams) mixed in
honey cures Asthmatic complaints.
Black Tulasi water mixed with Vinegar (same
amount) mixed with butter is beneficial for Eczema
Tulasi leaves heated in water used as drugs
cures ear ache.
people suffering from sore throat gargling with 10 grams
of Black Tulasi boiled in 1/2 Kg water helps.
tulasi leaves mixed with 7 almonds and 4 cardamoms
(powdered) is good for indigestion.
Tulasi leaves mixed with honey (same amount) applied to
the eyes, cures blurredness.
black Tulasi Juice (few drops) on the hands and feet of a
person who has fainted.
excessive spit in the mouth black leaves should be chewed.
daily health one should regularly drink 3 leaves of tulasi
Juice mixed with 5 black peppers every morning.
(Henna) is not only a decorative proof that the couple will
love one another (when applied to hands and feet)...it has
other properties as well.
is coolant, deodorant and is used as an astringent as well.
flowers act as a sedative and cure headaches.
oil of henna is used to prevent grey hair and/or to colour the
physicians use the leaves of henna as to treat white patches
leaves, when mixed with lime juice or vinegar is often applied
to sore joints.
above mixture may be applied to give relief to rheumatism...
A prayer to Tulsi Mother:
Yan Mule Sarva Tirthaani
Yanaagre Sarva Devataa
yan Madhye Sarva Veda ashcha
Tulsi taam namaa nyaham
At your base (feet) lie all the Pilgrimage places
At your top (crown) reside all the Divine Beings
At your centre reside (the knowledge of ) the Vedas
My obeisance to thee