Tulsi as Beautifier
Everyone likes to look, and to keep looking beautiful and attractive. Beauty is directly dependent on health. Nature has therefore given us a large variety of medicinal herbs and shrubs to preserve health and beauty. Among all these, Tulsi holds an important position.
Tulsi possesses two very useful virtues
: promoting health and enhancing beauty.
As it has bacteriocidal properties, it has been using from the most ancient times, of being a bestower of health and beauty. Its health-giving and beautifying powers are unrivalled.
Early in the morning, after your bath, spread a mat in the proximity of a Tulsi plant, and sit in such a position as to allow the fragrance emanating from its leaves inflorescences and stem to mix with the air you inhale and to fill your entire being with ecstasy. Inhale deeply, and hold your breath. Let the maximum amount of the fragrance enter your lungs with the air inhaled through the nostrils. Let this fragrant air laden with salubrious chemicals penetrate your body as deeply as possible. This divine aroma of the tulsi will purify your blood. The purified blood will impart a glow to your body and give it new life.
This fragrance is very effective in increasing the beauty, health and radiance of the body. It has a great capacity of purifying the blood and correcting any unfavourable alteration in it. Your body will acquire glow and your face will become radiant. Your beauty will thus be greatly enhanced. Tulsi is considered the best remedy for leucoderma and other skin disorders.
Rubbing finely powdered dry Tulsi leaves on the face like talcum powder makes it glow with beauty. This powder also remove light and dark spots on the face. Chewing a few leaves of the plant will purify the blood and turn it bright red.
Applying a thick paste formed by crushing and grinding dry Tulsi with a little pure water to the face opens up the pores of the skin. The dirt in them is easily flushed out of the pores through perspiration leaving the skin glowing, soft, clear, and free from odoriferous substances, thus imparting radiance to the face.
Try this for natural freshness
Take some water in a vessel. Squeeze half a lemon into it. Now add a fistful of Tulsi leaves, a handful of mint leaves, and boil it. Now cover your hair and expose only your face to the steam emanating from this water. Apply some of the water to your face when it has cooled down to a bearable temperature.
If there are dark spots on your face, add some lemon juice to the juice of Tulsi leaves and apply this mixture on the spots. Let it dry, and then wash it off with clear water. If this is done regularly every morning and evening, the spots will disappear in a few days and the face will become clean, fresh and glowing. An equal amount of ginger juice can be substituted for the lemon juice.
A decoction of Tulsi and mint is an excellent rejuvenator. Tulsi is also useful for treating acne.