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.
Researchers soaked 75 mg of holy basil leaves in 100 ml 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.
The Tulsi plant also contains an abundant amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has anti fungal, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic properties too. Ayourvedic 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.