Tulsi has environmental benefits too
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values of Tulsi
are well known. Our ancient scriptures have enumerated the medicinal
benefits of tulsi. Its extracts are used widely for curing common ailments like
stomach disorder etc.
environmental benefits have been comparatively unknown. Around two decades
back Dada Dham, a socio-spiritual organization brought together a team of
botanists, ayurvedic scholars and environmental enthusiasts to study the
environmental benefits of tulsi.
"Tulsi gives out oxygen for 20 hours and ozone for four hours a day along with
the formation of nascent oxygen which absorbs harmful gases like carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide from the environment," said
Shyamkant Padoley, an eminent botanist.
Padoley, member of technical committee, ministry of environment and forest,
NewDelhi, and forest tech committee, also read a paper at the International
Conference on Occupational Respiratory Diseases at Kyoto in 1997 where cyclo
oxygenate, an enzyme only found in tulsi was labelled for the first time. This
enzyme regulates the entire mechanism of oxygen evolution.
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