Tulsi Leaves Benefits For Hair Growth And Skin

Yashasvi SaxenaSep 18 . 7 min read

Hello people! It’s been so long since we last met. So, today, I found a completely apt reason to be with you guys, as you know, I can’t stay away from you for long, xoxo.

These days, I’m chilling around at my Grandma’s. The perk of having an Indian grandparent is the herb garden that they nurture. While goofing around in the backyard, I saw a semi-shrub that had green as well as purple leaves. I also had some clothes tied to it.

Out of curiosity, I went to my granny and asked her about it. “It’s tulsi, my dear, the herb behind your favorite chai!”, and I was standing there like a dumbo who doesn’t even know what she is consuming. 

So, here comes the agenda for today, it’s Tulsi. Further specifying, it’s about how to use tulsi for hair growth and the benefits of tulsi for the skin.  

So let us move towards this fun and enlightening journey of tulsi leaves benefits for hair growth and benefits of tulsi for skin!

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Tulsi: The Divine Herb

First, all hail ‘The Holy Basil’. Now, let us proceed!

Running by the scientific name Ocimum tenuiflorum, tulsi or holy basil is a perennial plant that can be found in all Indian households. From worshipping to being used as a throat relieving herb, this miraculous green from the Lamiaceae family is a small packet of drastic wonders! 

Tulsi flowers are known as ‘Manjiri’ in Hindi. These flowers are also sowed into the soil to grow basil. In India, two varieties of Tulsi are particularly famous: one known as Rama Tulsi which is green in color, and the other is Shyama Tulsi which is purple.

In terms of chemical composition, tulsi contains oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, eugenol, linalool, and other phytochemicals. 

Tulsi can be identified by its strong, minty, and astringent aroma. It tastes sweet, with menthol-ish tones that can make your taste buds seem a bit paralyzed. It can also feel bitter to many. 

Tulsi Trivia: If you’re a resident of India, or have a chance to visit, you can witness Tulsi Vivah, a ceremonial festival celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik.

Uses Of Tulsi

Yes, I know, we have to talk about Tulsi for hair and skin, but that doesn’t mean that Tulsi’s utility is bound to just hair and skin. This herb has various medicinal, religious, and cosmetic uses that have been used widely since ancient times. 

So, let us dig into the listicle below and find out ways in which it can be of utility to us

  • Tulsi can act as your Anti-Ageing Elixir! Due to its phytonutrients, Vitamin A & C, Tulsi acts as an anti-aging herb if consumed.
  •  Tulsi is anti-inflammatory. It prevents bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
  • It also prevents eye infections as a consequence of its anti-inflammatory properties and also soothes them.
  • There is also evidence that supports the fact of Tulsi helping treat Migraines.
  • One of the prime ingredients in ‘Ayurvedic Aushadhis’, Tulsi is also helpful in treating fever.
  • You can also try and replace your expensive skincare with tulsi. It has eugenol which is one of the best chemical compounds to treat skin problems and acne both internally and externally.
  • It is also used to treat insect bites.
  • Tulsi tea is one of the best ways to fight symptoms of cold and minor congestion. It also destresses your mind.

Let’s Talk Benefits …

Finally, coming to the point without any further fluff. How to use tulsi for hair growth and skin betterment- these are going to be our prime concerns in the further subsections. First coming up is Tulsi leaves for hair!

Tulsi For Hair: A Miracle Herb

Tulsi leaves benefits for hair growth are, to be honest, innumerable. But using tulsi leaves for hair isn’t rocket science. First, let us discuss, why tulsi? 

Tulsi should be used for hair because:

  • It helps to fight dandruff.
  • It can help with scalp-related fungal infections.
  • It prevents hair graying.
  • It helps against thinning of hair.
  • It reduces hair fall.
  • It also keeps scalp itching at bay as it doesn’t let your scalp dry out!

Ways to use tulsi for hair: Here comes your DIY list!

Tulsi Hair Oil Benefits and Steps to Use

  • Wash and crush a handful of basil leaves.
  • Now mix them with your regular hair oil.
  • Apply this oil to your scalp and massage thoroughly.
  • Keep this on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • Some of tulsi hair oil benefits are that it strengthens the hair follicles and roots, which in turn reduces hair loss.


 Tulsi Hair Mask: Dandruff control

  • Wash and grind a handful of basil leaves with just water.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with only cold water.


Tulsi For Damaged Hair

  • Grind tulsi leaves.
  • Take one teaspoon of its juice in a bowl.
  • Mix it with a Vitamin E capsule.
  • Now apply this to your scalp and leave it overnight.
  • Wash it off with an Ayurvedic shampoo in the morning. 

Get That Glow With Tulsi 

Now it turns for the Skin Benefits to come up! Without any hassle let us begin!

First, let us discuss why should we use Tulsi in the first place for the skin.

  • Tulsi is used to lighten dark spots.
  • It also brightens the complexion. On this note, I want to add, those who think that their tone is too dark to be presentable or not apt, just remember one thing- you’re perfect. You don’t need to feel underconfident or any less beautiful just because some tell you that dark is not desirable. All skin colors are desirable - be it fairy white or night dark, you’re lovely! 
  • Tulsi treats acne. It has phytochemicals that help fight bacterial and fungal infections and reduces the chances of breakouts.

Now, the DIY list comes up!

Tulsi Skin Toner

  • Take a handful of tulsi leaves.
  • In a saucepan, add these leaves to boiling water.
  • Once the water gains color strain it.
  • When it cools, mix it with equal parts of rose water.
  • Transfer to a spray bottle.
  • Make a new batch every week.


Exfoliating and Cleansing face mask

  • Okay, this one needs some pre-work at least 4-5 days before.
  • Take some fresh tulsi leaves and sundry them until crisp.
  • Now grind these into a fine powder.
  • On the day you want to apply the mask, take a spoonful of this powder and mix with curd.
  • Apply on your face for 15 minutes and then scrub it off.

So, I hope you’ve got your daily dose of enlightenment. With this, I take a leave. See you soon, fam!


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