The dangers of drinking water that contains high levels of fluoride are well known. Some of the known side effects of drinking water that contains fluoride are dental fluorosis, reduced intelligence in children and a damaged nervous system.
This incredible ground breaking discovery was done by researchers from Rajasthan University. Though we do have means available to us to remove fluoride from water with fancy purification systems, not all of us can buy them. However, this natural method is not only cheap, it’s safe and effective. What researched did is they soaked 75 mg of Holy Basil leaves in 100ml of water that contained over 7.4 parts per million of fluoride. After soaking the leaves in the water for 8 hours, they discovered that the fluoride was reduced to only 1.1 parts per million. In fact, the world health organization acknowledges that the safe level of fluoride in drinking water is between 0.5 to 1 parts per million.
What’s the Tulsi Plant?
Tulsi has been used for centuries in Ayurveda medicine as one of the main medicinal plants that possesses great healing powers. Both leaves and stems of the plant are used in medicine. The Tulsi plant is one of the most sacred, most reverent herbs in India. The Tulsi plant contains oleanolic acid, carvacol, linalool, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, eugenol, and other active compounds that have been proven to exhibit unbelievable health benefits. The Tulsi plant also possesses powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also exhibits analgesic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It’s used as a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for fevers, bronchitis, coughs, colds, malaria, cures rheumatism, arthritis, diabetes, relieves spasms, and even used as an insect repellant.