TULSI has a salutary effect not only on the body, but also on the thoughts, tendencies and inclinations of the mind. It is stated in the Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda, that wherever the aroma of TULSI is carried by the wind, it purifies the atmosphere and frees all animals from all baser tendencies. TULSI helps not only in curing physical ailments but also in promoting purity, sanctity and spiritual progress. A TULSI Plant is sure to act as a centre for spreading positive and ennobling thoughts. In view A Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) at the doorstep of the house or in its vicinity keeps the atmosphere pure, supplies oxygen in greater quantities, ensures the health of its occupants and keeps it free from poisonous insects. The contribution of the TULSI Plant to the purification of polluted air is unrivalled. It possesses bacteriocidal properties. The emanations from TULSI Plants are in fact fatal to mosquitoes. Even snakes cannot tolerate the aroma of TULSI and keep away from it.
A special kind of vapour is released by a TULSI Plant into the air which purifies the atmosphere. This is actually an essential fragrant oil present in the TULSI Plant which evaporates and spreads through the air, rendering it free from bacteria and other substances likely to cause diseases. It is reported that a study undertaken by the S.V. University, of the unrivalled qualities of TULSI, our ancient Sages have with great foresight recommended that there should a TULSI Plant in the courtyard of every dwelling - a recommendation that reveals their profound wisdom.
Early in the morning, after your bath, sit in the proximity of or circumambulate around a TULSI Plant so as to allow the fragrance emanating from its leaves, inflorescences and stem to mix with the air you inhale and to fill your entire being with ecstasy. Inhale deeply and hold your breath. Let the maximum amount of the fragrance enter your lungs. Let this fragrant air laden with salubrious chemicals penetrate your body as deeply as possible. Let this divine aroma pervade every drop of your blood and purify it. This fragrance is very effective in increasing the beauty, health and radiance of your body.