TULAS BEE (BASIL SEEDS)
Tulas Bee or Basil Seeds Benefits
Tulas Bee or Basil Seeds are highly nutritious and are very low in calories. They have more protein content than chia seeds and have lower calories making them the Asian super food. Basil seeds have high fiber and mucilage, which helps in lowering constipation by promoting bowel movement, induce satiety, detoxify by reducing the assimilation in the gut and helps in weight loss by slow conversion of starch into blood sugar.
Tulas seeds are suitable for people with health conditions:
- Hyperacidity, Acid Reflex, GERD.
- Polyphagia (excessive eating or appetite).
- Dysuria (difficult and painful micturition).
- Urinary disorders with burning sensation and pain.
- Ayurvedic properties suggest it might cause an increase in weight. But it also suppresses appetite. If the patient is suffering from excessive eating or unusual craving for foods, it might be useful to suppress appetite and induce satiety feeling. It should not be used for a longer duration in obesity. After 2 to 3 weeks of its use, other medicines should be used to reduce weight.
- Constipation with dry and hard stools.
Health Benefits of Tulas Bee
The health benefits of Tulas seeds are numerous and if consumed regularly as part of a balanced diet, one can remain fit as a fiddle. Some of the major health advantages are:
It is a common problem in many households and almost 90% of the people suffer from it. The Basil seeds have a mucilaginous gel around their inner covering, which is when soaked in water, start acting like an emollient. It has a laxative effect due to the high fiber content and smoothes the mucous membrane and helps in the bowel movement.
For constipation, Basil seeds should be taken with milk before going to bed. Its high fiber content helps in the prompting the bowel movement in the morning.
Obesity and weight-gain is a widespread problem and people everywhere are getting enrolled in weight reducing programs. Eating Basil seeds help in reducing weight since they work as an appetite-suppressant, if taken before meals. The main reason is their low calorie content and high nutritional value. The person does not feel hungry after eating these seeds and their high nutritional value ensures that there is no nutritional deficiency in the body. The main reason they help in weight reduction is the ALA acid present in the seeds that helps the fat burning metabolism of the body.
Basil seeds should be eaten before meals to make the stomach feel fuller and reducing over eating. It should be taken by mixing them with yogurt and fruit as a snack to relive hunger.
Basil seeds have high coolant properties. They are consumed in summer to keep the body cool. They absorb the body heat and cool down the system instantly. When the seeds are taken with rose petal jam (Gulkand), they become doubly effective as a body coolant.
Acidity and Heartburn
Tulas Bee do wonders for acidity and heartburns. They act as a base and neutralize the acidic effect of the HCL in the stomach. They also have high mucilage, which soothes the lining of the stomach and relieves the burning sensation due to acidity.
Instead of taking tea, coffee or cola, Basil seeds with milk or rose petals jam (Gulkand) should be taken to get instant relief from stomach burns
The high anti-inflammatory properties of the Basil seeds help in relieving pain, inflammation and swelling. It has been used since ages in Ayurvedic for managing the formation of plaque in blood vessels and swelling in arthritis.
These properties lower the cholesterol level, so basil seeds reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attacks and strokes.
Basil seeds help in cleansing the blood and relieves vomiting and nausea. In addition, food poisoning and the gut can be cleaned through the consumption of these seeds. They also flush the kidney through their diuretic functions.
The antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties of the seeds and basil help to prevent cavities, mouth ulcers, bad-breath and even plaque in the mouth. The seeds can be chewed simply as a mouth freshener to get rid of any of these problems.
Basil seeds should not be given to children directly, since they can choke on it. In addition, pregnant women or those who are trying to conceive should not intake Basil seeds since they can lower the estrogen levels in the body and prevent pregnancy.
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