Importance of Tulsi water in religious functions
Anyone who visits any Hindu temple is served a small quantity of Tulsi (Basil) water by the temple priest. Many a times we might have nonchalantly gulped this offering down.Little did we know that this supposed holy water has certain proven medicinal properties which are very good for human beings!
Among Hindus, Tulsi (Basil) is treated with a lot of respect and is grown in the home itself. When added to water, the Tulsi leaves add certain medicinal properties to it.
Dr. Lee Lorenzen - an American scientist has been researching on "clustered water" for over fifteen years now. Clustered Water™ has been found to be a specific form of water instrumental in key cellular functions. Research has shown that the lack of this specific form of water is responsible for cellular aging and cellular problems. When we are young, our bodies are full of clustered water. As we grow older, our clustered water becomes physically bound to other molecular structures and becomes unable to move freely through the cell walls. Our body contains approximately 50 trillion cells. The water that sustains them is called clustered water. Unlike tap water, rain or mineral water, Clustered Water™ has a particular characteristic which allows it to pass freely through cell walls, delivering oxygen, nutrients, protein chains, enzymes and it removes the toxic buildup that accumulates in the cell. The efficiency and speed of Clustered Water™ is due to the design and shape of the water molecules and the design and shape of the cell itself. Small water clusters fit into and through the hexagonal channels in the cell membrane and inside the cell.
On the other hand, Dr. T.P. Sasikumar, an Indian Scientists has conducted research on this very subject wherein he collected the Tulsi water used to bathe the idol of the diety and conducted experiments using the same. He found that this water has all the properties as that of a clustered water.The health benefits imparted by this water is the same as that of clustered water. These benefits are as follows :
* Energizes the body
* Hydrates cells and organs
* Helps remove waste and toxins from cells
* Helps boost nutrition absorption
One need not always go to the temple to consume Tulsi/holy water. One can prepare it at home by soaking Tulsi ( Basil) leaves in drinking water and consuming it after a short while.
Our sages knew the advantages of Tulsi water and hence introduced the custom of drinking Tulsi water.
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