Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Holy basil for respiratory health | Coughs colds asthma

Holy basil also known as Sweet basil and Tulasi is considered one of the best remedies for respiratory problems. Holy basil extract helps to loosen and clear mucus in patients suffering from colds, asthma and bronchitis. As a result it is often the primary ingredient in Ayurvedic cough and cold medicines.

It has also been shown that Holy basil has anti-histamine properties and benefits those suffering from allergies. Its active ingredients caryophyllene, ursolic acid, eugenol, and oleanolic acid have been found similar to the properties of prescription tuberculosis drugs such as Streptomycin and Isoniazide.

During the outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) some years back, a mixture of Holy basil, turmeric and black pepper was found to be having a positive effect on patients. Their fever and breathlessness reduced after taking the preparation.

Holy basil is anti-inflammatory and anti-viral and helps build immunity against coughs, colds and the flu. Read more on Holy basil benefits

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