Chewing holy basil leaves helps in relieving minor colds and cough. A decoction of tulsi leaves with ginger and honey can be beneficial in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cold and flu. You can boil some tulsi leaves to make a gargle for a sore throat.
The tulsi herb helps in reducing the risks of cardiac disease, reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The herb contains Vitamin C and antioxidants like Eugenol that protects the heart from free radicals.