(Last Updated on : 13/12/2013)
Respiratory Diseases are growing rapidly now a days because of the Polutions in air. here are some easy treatments of Tulsi to prevent from this problem.
If you have a dry cough or your voice has become hoarse due to a sore throat, grind equal amounts of Tulsi leaves, poppy seeds and jethi madh (yashti madhu) together and take the mixture with an equal quantity of sugar in warm water.
Chest pains and coughs are relieved by drinking Tulsi juice with crystal sugar.
Tea brewed with Tulsi leaves is a good remedy for fevers, colds and muscular pains.
Licking a paste formed by mixing camphor and honey with Tulsi juice, without added water, will relieve congestion in the chest due to thickened phlegm.
Crush seven Tulsi leaves and five black pepper seeds to a fine paste and roll into pills. Take one pill every morning, noon and evening with water. Coughs and colds will be eradicated completely within a week.
Ingestion of five gms of Tulsi leaf juice mixed well with two powdered black pepper seeds and five gms of sugar will relieve stiffening of the chest muscles and will also cure chronic fever.
Hiccups and asthma can also be cured by taking an extract of equal quantities of Tulsi leaves and inflorescences with aged jaggery.
Smoking a bidi rolled from Tulsi leaves cures a freshly contracted cold.
Licking ten gms of the juice of Barbari Tulsi leaves mixed with jaggery, powdered seeds of two cardamoms and some honey arrests the excessive secretion of phlegm.
For relief in an attack of asthma, prepare a decoction by boiling five gms of Tulsi inflorescences and ten gms of dry ginger in water, allow it to cool, mix some honey with it, and drink it. Take such a decoction twice or thrice as necessary.
If there is pain in the ribs due to cold, apply a paste obtained by mixing five gms of powdered pusker seeds with five gms of Tulsi juice.
If the cold has been caused by a drenching in the rain or excessive humidity in the air, drinking a decoction of Tulsi, dry ginger, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper three or four times in a day will effect a cure.
Taking a paste obtained by crushing Tulsi leaves and four or five roasted cloves together will also prove beneficial in the treatment of coughs.
If phlegm has been secreted in excessive quantities, drinking a decoction of five gms of Tulsi leaves, naagar, moth (musta) and dry ginger will rid the system of the excess phlegm.
Coughs can be relieved by inhaling the vapours arising from Tulsi seeds being heated in a little ghee (clarified butter). Some warm milk must be taken after such inhalations.
A paste formed by grinding together Tulsi seeds, onions and ginger and mixing with honey is beneficial in dry cough and infantile asthma. The paste is to be licked.
Green Tulsi leaves grilled over an open fire taken with a little common salt are beneficial in coughs and pharyngitis.
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