Shyama Tulsi or Holy Basil is an aromatic shrub with medicinal value usually found in every Indian home. It is purple to dark coloured leaves and is considered the best of all the basil breeds like Rama tulsi or Vana Tulsi available. The nature of holy basil is warm in nature hence helps normalise kapha and vata.
Basil leaves benefits are known to almost every Indian home but the convenience attached to the allopathic pills have pushed aside the ayurveda healing and medicinal herbs. And this simply over the years have made it as a secondary line of treatment thus rendering it ineffective.
In Ayurveda the holy basil is known as “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs”. With its spiritual and medicinal properties the herb is revered as the elixir of life. The emerging science on holy basil suggests basil leaves as tonic to human body with pharmacological benefits.
Arrk or steam distilled hydrosol of shyama tulsi can be used in day to day life as an effective preventive and curative remedy.
At SNAANA the steam distilled hydrosol of shyama tulsi is made with tulsi leaves and stems. The fresh herb is cut and steam distilled in which the steam passes through the herb and turns to droplets of water when comes in contact with the condenser. It is like our earth’s rain process of evaporation- condensation and droplets of water. This ancient process is considered best even today because of it being totally chemical and preservative free. The collected droplets of water is free of contamination, debris thus making it stay good for more than year when stored properly.
Shyama tulsi cultivation is also done at SNAANA farms just to ensure a pesticide free produce. Purity and preservative free makes this arrk a healthy preventive and curative medicinal drink.
Potent Adaptogen – promotes wellness and resilience by balancing the metabolic activity in the body. Add 2 table spoon to half a glass of warm water and drink every morning and bedtime.
Protects against harmful chemicals, heavy metals and radiations. Intake helps flush out the toxins and mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy. Add 3 tablespoon in half a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat this 3 times a day for few months.
Infection protection – application and intake provides antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifugal effects.
Treats physical, metabolic and mental stress. Drink 3 tablespoon of shyama tulsi arrk diluted in half glass warm water twice a day.
Sore throat - Intake of basil hydrosol with ginger hydrosol or majoram hydrosol will help treat the cold and cough. Add 2 table spoon of arrk to half a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat the remedy 3-4 times a day for 3-4 days for best results.
Oily skin/blackheads/acne – Application of holy basil hydrosol as toner helps purify the skin pores and balances the oil production. Excess oil in pores causes blackheads and acne.
Skin rashes – The anti-inflammatory benefits of basil leaves soothe the skin and relieve the itch.
Scalp itch and dandruff – Apply the hydrosol on clean scalp every day to treat dandruff. Always use after wash for best results.
Intake of holy basil leaves arrk in season change helps increase the immunity in the body.
Precaution – Always do a patch test before using it as a fulltime remedy.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.