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Considered as a sacred plant in the Hindu culture, tulsi or basil, is found in almost every house in India. In addition to the religious significance, it also has amazing medicinal properties. That is why, this ‘queen of herbs’ has been used in Ayurveda as well as Indian cooking for thousands of years. And now, it is an important ingredient in many international cuisines as well.
Well, most of you might be aware of all these benefits of a tulsi plant. But, do you know that tulsi is also a very effective herb for enhancing your beauty in many ways? Yes, when used appropriately, tulsi plant can work wonders for your skin, hair and even your smile. So, for all our pretty brides-to-be, here are some of the extraordinary ways you can use this magical herb to increase your natural beauty manifolds.
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Tulsi contains high content of antioxidants and possesses strong antibacterial properties, which help in giving you a clear and glowing skin. Consuming powdered tulsi roots and leaves with warm water daily can help you keep all the skin worries at bay. Apart from this, you can simply apply a paste of neem and tulsi leaves mixed with a few drops of lime juice on your skin. It will help you to keep the pimples and other skin infections away.
Tulsi also helps you to get rid of tanned skin and hence, makes your complexion brighter. For this, just take one tablespoon each of tulsi paste, milk powder and oatmeal powder. Mix these three ingredients and add rosewater to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and wait till it dries. Wash it off your face with cold water after around 15 minutes. Use it thrice a week to get desired results. After using this face pack, make sure you do not expose your skin to the sunlight immediately after using this remedy. Thus, it will be a better idea to use this face pack in the evening.
You can also use tulsi to secure your skin from the effects of ageing. To do so, you just need to make a very simple paste of tulsi leaves and one egg white. Apply this paste on your face and gently massage it with your fingers for around eight to ten minutes.This paste will cleanse as well as tighten the pores of your skin, and help you look younger than your actual age.
Your smile is an important part of your beautiful face that completes your bridal look. That is why, it is necessary for you to maintain its shine. And, here is how tulsi can help you to do so. It helps you to say goodbye to stained and yellow teeth, and gives them a sparkling white colour. All you need to do is just rub some dried tulsi leaves or its powder all over your teeth every night before you go to bed. Regular usage will bring a visible change in the colour of your teeth. And, the benefit of using this remedy is not just limited to whitening of your teeth. Apart from that, you will also experience stronger gums.
If you are tired of using various anti-dandruff shampoos, then here is one very effective natural remedy for your problem. Yes, the wonder-herb, tulsi, comes to your rescue here as well. Apply a paste of amla (Indian gooseberry) and a few tulsi leaves on your scalp, and let it stay for around 25-30 minutes. Once the paste dries off, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. You will see a change after just two or three washes. There is one more remedy that can help you to get rid of dandruff as well as the scratchy sensation off your scalp. Simply apply a mixture of heated coconut or sesame oil with tulsi leaves on your scalp. Leave it for around an hour and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
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So, you need not rely on the expensive cosmetic products anymore to get that bridal glow. Just go to your backyard or terrace, pluck a few tulsi leaves, and follow these amazing yet simple home remedies to get gorgeous naturally.
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