Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:There has been an ever-growing debate on whether Tulsi leaves are to be swallowed or chewed. However, the rivalry between the two contrasting beliefs is still prevalent. Moreover, since it is a highly used shrub which is massively found in India, it obviously has a religious feat attached to it as well.
Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:
There has been an ever-growing debate on whether we can chew tulsi leaves. However, the rivalry between the two contrasting beliefs is still prevalent. Moreover, since it is a highly used shrub which is massively found in India, it obviously has a religious feat attached to it as well.
According to popular belief, Tulsi is the wife of Lord Vishnu, thus chewing tulsi leaves is considered as a disrespectful act. However, that’s a religious take on the subject.
When looked scientifically, according to botanists, Tulsi has a maximum quantity of Mercury in it. Precisely speaking, when you apply raw Mercury on your teeth, your teeth will start falling immediately. Thus, the effect of Tulsi might not have such immediate effect but it surely damages the teeth with the amount of Mercury it has in its leaves.
Most of the researchers also say that Tulsi contains some small dose of a slightly harmful acid and since the medium of our mouth is alkaline, it can react with the acidic content in TuWhy Should I Avoid Chewing Tulsi Leaves?lsi and cause tooth decay.
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Moreover, Tulsi also contains quite a bit of iron in it. Thus, when chewed regularly with your teeth it could lead to discolourations of your teeth or your teeth might become yellowish or light brown in colour.
Thus, looking at the evident scientific facts backing the fact that Tulsi shouldn’t be chewed, it is suggested not to be chewed. However, people suffering from mouth ulcers can use the Tulsi juice and gargle with the same.
Tulsi has plethora of uses including healing power, mosquito repellent, anti-stress agent, common cold, sore throat, respiratory disorder, kidney stone and more. Thus, you can rather swallow Tulsi leaves rather than chewing it and hurting your teeth. Moreover, you can also use the powered or juiced form of the Tulsi leaves as a herbal medicine.
My mom had recurring cough,after taking ineffectively all the cough syrups she chewed 3-4 tulsi leaves 3 times a day.after 10 days we saw visible positive effects and after a month cough completely stopped.she didn't have any negative effects.
Ocimum tenuiflorum is an indian sacred plant identify to Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth, light, wisdom and destiny)
Tulsi is Ocimum sanctum and Basil is Ocimum basilicum. These are two different species of genus Ocimum. Tulsi native to subcontinent while Basil native to europ.
This is nonsense. Our people have been using it for generations and they still have their own teeth.
Lol I think the headline, although well meaning, is what's causing the confusion. And unpleasant to swallow the whole leaves too, unless you want to be known as the guy who choked on holy basil.\U0001f60b
I edited my previous comment which was a tad curt, however again would say- it's not as scary as it's made out to be here- with teeth falling out like nobody's business.
Tulsi contains naturally occurring Mercury, that is beneficial when ingested whole. It MAY adversely affect the teeth if chewed, however I've been doing it for years and last I checked, these are still my teeth. But tulsi steeped water is a good way to attain its benefits.
Each and every Hindu ritual's there is a huge scientific meanings behind it..hat's off for those monks who invented this scientific theories with the mixed of science and god..so that each and every person can believe it and do it..
Plz don't give wrong information if u don't know then try to learn but don't give this type of stupid statements