Drinking water with high levels of fluoride can lead to many dangers.
Some side effects that are brought on by fluoride exposure are dental fluorosis, reduced intelligence in children and a damaged nervous system.
It costs a pretty penny to have a water purification system, so many are stuck with fluoridated water.
A lot of the people buy water filters that don't remove fluoride.
Luckily, there is a plant that could eliminate fluoride from your water, the Tulsi plant [which you can find here].
Researchers from out of Rajasthan University found this incredible discovery. Even though we do have expensive options for water purification, but not all of us can afford to purchase them.
So, this all-natural method will not break your bank and is very effective and safe to use.
Researchers soaked 75 mg (2.6 oz) of holy basil leaves in 100 ml (3.3 oz) of water that had around 7.4 ppm of fluoride.
After the leaves have soaked in the water for 8 hours, it was found that fluoride levels dropped to 1.1 ppm. Even the World health Organization is recognizing that the amount of fluoride deemed safe is around 0.5 to 1 ppm.
What's the Tulsi Plant?
Ayurvedic medicine has utilized the Tulsi plant as medicine because of its healing properties. The stems and leaves of the plant are considered medicine. The Tulsi plant is said to be a sacred herb in all of India.
The plant has oleanolic acid, eugenol, ursolic acid, linalool, carvacol, rosmarininc acid and other various active compounds that provide many great health benefits.
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The Tulsi plant also contains an abundant amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has anti fungal, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic properties too.
Ayurvedic medicine used it for a remedy for colds, arthritis, malaria, bronchitis, fevers, coughs, muscle spasms, diabetes, rheumatism and can act as a repellent of pesky insects.
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DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.