How does tulsi help to prevent kidney disease?

Many of the predominant causes of mortality are affected by lifestyle changes, but some of them can be addressed by digging into Ayurveda. With the regular consumption of naturally restorative herbs and regular practices of a healthy lifestyle, you can make a remarkable improvement in your health. Of all such herbs within Ayurveda, tulsi is preeminent and a fairly known plant in Indian households. Also known as basil leaves, tulsi is considered a religious herb in the Indian culture because of its divine properties. Cultivating tulsi has both spiritual and general significance that allows the individual to connect with the positivity of nature.

People of India worship the plant and water it daily in the morning as their ritual. Consuming basil leaves on a daily basis proffer so many immense benefits to the patient such as preventing kidney disease and improving the health of the heart. There is so much evidence that has confirmed the pharmacological actions of the tulsi as they help to relieve the chemical, metabolic, and psychological stress of the individual. Tulsi protects the body from chemical stress arising due to exposure to industrial pollutants and metals, physical stress from exertion, and susceptibility to excessive noise for a prolonged time. By normalizing blood pressure and blood sugar levels in the body, Tulsi has been known to fight against mental stress arising in the body because of our dynamic lifestyle.

There has been seen a positive effect on the memory and cognitive function of the body when you consume tulsi, because of its anti-depressant properties. During kidney disease also consuming Tulsi provides so many benefits to kidney patients. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading factors that increase the risk of having kidney-related disorders. Consuming a few tulsi leaves on an empty stomach helps to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels in the body.

Benefits that a Kidney Patient can get from Tulsi:

Tulsi and Diabetes

These holy basil leaves are full of antioxidants and essential oils that produce eugenol, methyl eogenol, and caryophyllene. These substances assist the pancreatic beta cells which store and release insulin, to function properly. Insulin is your body helps convert blood sugar into energy. Thus, tulsi leaves help lower blood sugar by helping to produce insulin. The added advantage is that the tulsi also helps to reduce the oxidative stress in the body because of the presence of antioxidants present inside them.

Stress

These holy basil leaves are full of antioxidants and essential oils that produce eugenol, methyl eugenol, and caryophyllene. These substances assist the pancreatic beta cells which store and release insulin, to function properly. Insulin present in your body helps convert blood sugar into energy. Thus, tulsi leaves help lower blood sugar by producing insulin. Apart from that, the antioxidants present in tulsi help to lower the oxidate stress that may arise in the body. According to another study, people who consume 12 basil leaves on a regular basis have a reduced stress rate than those who don't normally use basil in their daily lives.

Protects your heart

The Eugenol in the tulsi leaves helps to protect the heart by regulating the blood pressure and the cholesterol levels in the body. Chewing tulsi leaves on a daily basis can promote your heart health and reduce the risk of having renal failure. The chances of having kidney failure increase manifold when the blood pressure rate is not under control.

Kidney Stones

Another therapeutical benefit of tulsi leaves is that they help dissolve kidney stones from the body. Its diuretic and detoxifying properties naturally help to remove kidney stones.  Apart from this, tulsi also aids in reducing the uric acid, cleanses the kidneys, and the acetic acid in them helps to break down the kidney stones and reduce the pain when the stone passes down the tube. A kidney patient who has a stone should take the juice of tulsi leaves with honey and adopt this morning ritual for a couple of months to flush out the stone from the kidneys.

Allows you to Quit Smoking

Tulsi is known to have anti-stress compounds that allow a person to quit smoking. It helps in lowering the stress level and decreases the urge to smoke. Chewing tulsi also has a cooling effect on the throat that helps to control the need to smoke by engaging them in chewing. Ayurveda believes tulsi to be a smoking cessation device that also helps to compensate for the damage that arises because of years of smoking.

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