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Tulsi which is also known as Holy Basil is regarded as a plant with all the good medical qualities or a ‘sarv gun sampan’ plant. It is claimed that this everyday herb found in almost every Indian household can help manage high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Perhaps, holy basil – from the leaves to the seed – is considered a tonic for the body as it may help boost your health in various forms. Low in calorie yet high in essential nutrients, the ancient herb may also aid in weight loss.

Many people with diabetes include basil in their diet to help lower high blood glucose levels. Some studies suggested that basil contains compounds that can help increase insulin secretion in people with type 2 diabetes.

Studies have also shown that the herb can be used to help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. So, if you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, using holy basil may help prevent the symptoms of diabetes such as weight gain, insulin resistance, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.

Although basil has good medical properties the American Diabetes Association warns that the herb should be consumed only as a food product or under the recommendation of your health care practitioner.

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