TULSI OR BASIL LEAVES-BEAUTY BENEFITS
The basil plant is a leafy herb that belongs to the mint family. Its scientific name is Ocimum tenuiflorum and local name in India and Pakistan is tulsi and in English known as basil. It is an amazing herb and has many uses in cooking and medicine. Its various parts are used such as dried roots, leaves, and seeds. It has antiseptic properties and removes toxins from the body. Basil leaves prevent skin and hair disorders. Its advantages are miraculous. Few of them are given here.
Prevents acne and pimple:
It acts as blood purifier and removes toxins from the body. It also acts as an antimicrobial herb and fights against several microbial infections and diseases.
Light scar marks:
It makes your skin clear of blemishes and spots and also improves skin tone giving you a better complexion.
It gives fresh skin and reduces free radicals. It acts as a natural antioxidant.
Another important role of basil leaves is that it greatly helps in the removal of blackheads around your nose.
It removes the dark spot from skin and makes your skin look prettier.
Tightens skin pores:
It act as a natural disinfectant and tight the skin pores to avoid acne.
Relief from skin irritation:
It gives relief from itching that occurs due to plucking of hair. It is a good practice to apply basil leaves mask soon after you undergo threading or plucking of hair.
It boosts up the healing process and makes your wounds and injuries recover faster.
It acts as a soothing agent against itching and removes inflammation.
It treats various skin problems such as eczema, scabies or acne. It acts as germicidal.
It improves growth of hair by boosting up blood circulation to the scalp.
It removes dandruff that occurs due to scalp dryness. It gives strength to hair and avoids premature graying.
BASIL FOR CLEANSING
It acts as blood purifier and removes toxins from the body. Basil is an antimicrobial agent, gives clear skin, improves skin tone, reduces free radicals and acts as a natural antioxidant. It removes the dark spot from skin. Basil has countless beauty benefits. It also acts as a natural disinfectant and tight the skin pores to avoid acne. Clove gives smooth and glowing skin.
- Basil leaf: 1 part
- Neem leaf: 1 part
- Water: 1 part
- Cloves: 2
Use the equal amount of basil and neem leaves. Grind it with the equal amount of water to form a thick paste. Grind cloves and mix it into a thick paste. Mix it gently. Use the moist cotton ball to cover eye area. Apply this on the face and leave it for the half hour.
BASIL MASK FOR SKIN HYDRATION:
It makes skin hydrated. It acts as an antioxidant and also removes dead skin cells.
- Basil or tulsi leaves powder: 1 tbsp
- Curd: little amount
Take fresh basil leaves and place it in open air for 4 to 5 days. After shade drying, grind these leaves and form a powder. Take basil leaf powder and mix it in curd to make a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Scrub it and rinse it thoroughly.
BASIL PACK FOR SKIN
Basil acts as blood purifier and removes toxins from the body. It is an antimicrobial and gives clear skin and also improves skin tone. Tulsi leaves give fresh skin and reduce free radicals. It removes the dark spot from skin and act as a natural disinfectant and tighten the skin pores to avoid acne. Basil gives relief from itching occurs due to plucking of hair. It boosts up the healing process and treats various skin problems such as eczema, scabies or acne. It acts as germicidal.
- Basal leaf powder: 2 tsp
- Multani Matti: 1 tsp
- Sandal powder: 1 tsp
- Olive oil: 4 or 5 drops
- Rose water: 4 drops
- Water: little amount to form paste
Take fresh basil leaves and place it in open air for 4 to 5 days. After shade drying, grind these leaves and form a powder. Mix all the ingredients such as Multani Matti, basal leaf powder, sandal powder, olive oil, rose water and water to form a thick paste. Apply this mixture on skin and leave it for the half hour. Rinse it with cold water.