Unexpected Side Effects of Holy Basil or Tulsi 

Holy Basil is commonly recommended by Ayurveda for its health-boosting benefits. Chemicals in this plant are thought to decrease pain and swelling. They also may lower blood sugar. The oil of holy basil act as an antioxidant. Tulsi or Holy Basil also has certain adverse effects that can make you think twice before using it. Here are some side effects of holy basil explained below.


1. Eugenol Overdose

Eugenol Overdose

Do you know eugenol is the primary constituent of Holy Basil? In a study, it was found that excess consumption of Holy Basil causes eugenol overdose. Moreover, there are chances to consume too much eugenol that might even lead to poisoning in the body. Eugenol is found in some food flavorings.


2. Hypoglycemia



Hypoglycemia is a condition referred for abnormally low blood sugar. As it is a sign of a health problem and not a disease. Usually, holy basil is consumed by the individual with high blood sugar to lower their blood sugar levels. If a person is suffering from hypoglycemia or diabetes they take medician for the same and if consumed holy basil may cause an excessive reduction in blood sugar.


3. Blood Thinning

Blood Thinning

Holy Basil contains the property to thin the blood in our bodies. So it should not be consumed with other anti-clotting medications. Taking holy basil with blood-thinning medications can lead to more severe complications. It is also not good for an individual who suffers from bleeding disorders.


4. Reactions in Pregnant Women

Reactions In Pregnant Women

Yes, you might be amazed by knowing this side effect of holy basil, that consumption of holy basil by pregnant women can have long-term effects both on the mother and the baby. It can also trigger reactions in pregnant women. Holy Basil’s side effects also include an increase in uterine contractions in pregnant women.


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