Ram Tulsi is generally used for the treatment of constipation and similar conditions, especially when children have coughs, colds and fever along with constipation. This variety of Tulsi is particularly efficacious in gonorrhoeal dysuria, with pus being passed with urine.
Marva Tulsi, is widely used in cases of gonorrhoea and of semen passing with urine. It has a belleficial effect on the kidneys and the urinary system. It is, therefore, used to treat conditions like uremia, inflammation of the kidneys, retention of urine and the initial stages of gonorrhoea, characterized by excessive urination accompanied by a burning sensation, with pus in the urine.
Contradictions : Persons with constitutions having a 'hot' physiological tendency, should never take Tulsi in any form in the Greeshma and Sharad seasons (May-June and September-October). Nor should Tulsi be taken with betel leaves in the month of Kartik (which overlaps with November). Those suffering from piles should avoid taking Tulsi and black pepper together, as this' combination is likely to prove excessively hot.
Milk taken with all fruits, all sour foods, meat, garlic, onions, salt, radishes, carrots, jaggery or Tulsi has a deleterious effect.