Neem and Tulsi are two Indian plants having their own significance in the Indian Sub-continent. Neem is a natural herb that comes from the neem tree. It is also known as the Indian lilac.
Tulsi is a green leafy plant, which is native to southeast Asia. It has a history within Indian medicine as a treatment for many conditions, from eye disease to ringworms.
Both these herbs are potent. When combined together they form a unique combination. This combination is used in neem tulsi soaps.
Let us look into the benefits of both neem and tulsi individually.
- Neem oil is a common pest repellent, effective against sand fleas and mosquitos.
- Some manufacturers add neem to animal shampoos to get rid of ticks and fleas. They also add neem to cattle feed or grain to repel pests and parasites.
- Neem is a strong antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals that may influence the development of some conditions.
- It is also a strong anti-inflammatory agent.
- Neem has anti-microbial effects and may be effective against several types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Tulsi also known as Holy Basil is the most revered medicinal herb on the planet. The plant has violet flowers and blossoms. The green stems sometimes have a purple tinge.
Hindu people worship Tulsi plant. It is considered the ‘mother medicine’ of nature. This plant can promote a healthy body, mind and spirit. The name Tulsi means “the incomparable one”.
Tulsi is adaptogenic in nature. It means that it helps your body to adapt to stress. The plant has been used to:
- Combat negative effect of stress
- Stabilize blood sugar levels
- Promote longevity
The wide range of health promoting property are:
- Antitusive (treats cough)
- Liver, brain and heart protectant
Modern science says that Tulsi also helps:
- Increases immunity and fights infections
- Fights inflammation
Holy basil leaves contain several bioactive compounds like:
- Eugenol (clove oil): May lower blood glucose levels, treat digestive and respiratory disorders.
- Ursolic acid: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer and anti fungal.
- Linalool: insecticides.
Thus neem tulsi soap made from these two herbs are really good. They contain all the potent properties in them. Good for the skin and body.