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Fluoride In Your Water? Remove with Tulsi

By on March 12, 2016

A team of Indian researchers has found that the leaves and stem of the tulsi plant, or ocimum sanctum, can detoxify water with high fluoride content, thus making it safe for human consumption.  Researchers from Rajasthan University in India, have discovered that  Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, significantly reduces the amount of fluoride in drinking water.

An experiment was conducted in a village of Narketpally Mandal by soaking 75 mg of Holy Basil leaves in 100ml of water that contained over 7 parts per million of fluoride. After soaking the leaves in the water for a mere 8 hours, the fluoride was reduced to just 1.1 parts per million. The World Health Organization says that ‘safe’ levels of fluoride in water are no higher than 1 part per million.

“With initial fluoride concentration of 5 ppm, it was observed that maximum 94% of fluoride can be removed with a dose of 75 mg of fresh basil leaves in a sample of 100 ml- for a contact period of 20 minutes,” reported Mr Kamble.

Fresh basil stems with a dose of 100 mg/100 ml had a removal efficiency of 75%. Whereas for dry leaves and dry stems at a dose of 250 mg/100 ml, the removal efficiency was 78% and 74% respectively.

Tulsi is revered in Ayurveda as both a sacred plant and a potent medicine.


  • Promotes purity and lightness in the body
  • Cleanses the respiratory tract of toxins
  • Relieving digestive gas and bloating
  • Reduces Stress
  • Can alleviate respiratory ailments
  • Great for oral care, care reduce germs in the mouth by 99%
  • Relieves Kidney Stones
  • Known to have anti-aging qualities
  • Diminishes tension and sinus headaches

Excellent! As if we needed more reasons to enjoy Tulsi Tea daily!

Here at Everyday Ayurveda, we adore Organic India’s blends.  My favorite is Tulsi Rose!  What about you? Give it a try and let us know what you think below in the comments.

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About Suleyka Montpetit

Suleyka Montpetit is a Media Entrepreneur, Explorer, Writer and the former Managing Editor for Everyday Ayurveda. She has studied Yoga, Health, Spirituality and the Arts for over 15 years, rubbing elbows with luminaries and making stuff happen everywhere she goes.

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