Why one should swallow tulsi leaves instead of chewing

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Tulsi leaves and bad for health! What a joke. Many of you must not be believing it. We are not telling that tulsi leaves are bad for health, but chewing it can be bad for your health. Let’s try to understand why one should swallow tulsi leaves instead of chewing it.

Tulsi is one of the nature’s best antibiotics, liable to treat a large number of  diseases. In Ayurveda, it has the utmost importance and is used in several medicine preparations.

The plant of Tulsi can be found everywhere, at your kitchen gardens, backwards, flower pots, in or outside temples and many more. In Hinduism, it is regarded as one of sacred plant and worshipped as Goddess.

It is said, those who take 1-2 Tulsi leaves daily in an empty stomach, achieves longevity and stays young and healthy always. But do you know, it’s better to swallow Tulsi leaves instead of chewing it.

swallow tulsi leaves

swallow tulsi leaves

Many of you must be guessing it why? It has a very prominent and scientific reason behind it. Let’s check out what it is.

Why one should swallow tulsi leaves instead of chewing it?

  1. It is said, Tulsi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. It is full of health benefits, but chewing it makes a kind of disrespect which is not good from the view of  religious activists.
  2. Tulsi leaves contain maximum quantity of mercury in it. Well, it doesn’t do much harm, but if you are habituated of chewing Tulsi daily then it may have bad effects on your teeth.
  3. Tulsi contain some amount of harmful acid in it. It reacts with our mouth and can even results to problem like tooth decay, teeth discoloration etc.
  4. Researchers have also found, Tulsi leaves too contain some amount of iron in it. Regular chewing of Iron can hurt your teeth and can also make it look fade.

So, taking Tulsi leaves in raw form can rather hurt your health instead of benefitting it. You can better take it in powder or juice form.

If you were also chewing Tulsi leaves, then swallow Tulsi leaves.

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She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.


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