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Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) Found to Remove Fluoride from Water & Support Pineal Gland Health

Christina Sarich
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April 28th, 2013
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waterleaf 263x164 Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) Found to Remove Fluoride from Water & Support Pineal Gland HealthA plant called Tulsi, or Holy Basil, which grows all over India might just be another answer to defluoridating water in poor countries all over the world. Research scientists at Rajasthan University have discovered that Tulsi can replace some of the more expensive alternatives to fluoride removal. The process is so simple, its downright exciting.

Tulsi (Holy Basil) Found to Cleanse Water of Fluoride

The researchers conducted the experiment in a village of Narketpally Mandal by soaking 75 mg of Holy Basil leaves in 100ml of water that had 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 the recent admittance by Harvard University that fluoride was bad for health, and the continuing news that points to fluoride being responsible for depleting brain capacity to causing ADD and ADHD, or even calcifying the pineal gland, (which inhibits important hormonal secretions like Melatonin and Seratonin, and DMT), it is wonderful news that such a simple remedy has been found.

Related Read: 4 Ways to Detox Fluoride

A Few Dangers of Fluoride

As mentioned, fluoride has been linked to numerous health consequences, and for good reason: it’s toxic.

  • A Harvard study explains: “The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”
  • The EPA had similar statements, demonstrating how  fluoride displays ”evidence of developmental neurotoxicity” and can damage unborn babies.”Fluoride readily crosses the placenta. Fluoride exposure to the developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to damage of a permanent nature.”
  • One paper entitled Fluoride – A Modern Toxic Waste says the following: Yiamouyiannis documents research showing that fluoride increases the [cancer] tumor growth rate by 25% at only 1 ppm, produces melanotic tumors, transforms normal cells into cancer cells and increases the carcinogenesis of other chemicals.  For the original references to these studies, refer to Yiamouyiannis’ pamphlet, Lifesavers Guide to Fluoridation.
  • It was shown in 1977 that water fluoridation sparked nearly 10,000 cancer deaths in epidemiological studies by Dr. Dean Burk, former head of the Cytochemistry Section at the National Cancer Institute and Yiamouyiannis (information from the above document).

For poor countries, the use of tulsi for cleansing water of fluoride is ideal, but also for the ‘civilized’ nations that put fluoride in the drinking water to begin with. Maybe we can skip the over-priced water filters and use nature instead.

Now, if we can just figure out how to remove the chlorine, pesticides and other toxic residues, with a plant, we would be golden. Options aside from purchasing a reverse osmosis system would be as beneficial as Tulsi leaves, since even houseplants tend to grow better on water without chlorine in them, and fish definitely don’t like the chemical. If Tulsi leaves do the trick on fluoride, there is bound to be another plant in nature’s cornucopia that can help with other toxins.

Until then, check these other 5 ways to remove fluoride from your body and some other holy basil benefits.

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  • V.Oommen Varghese.

    How to use Tulsi leaves to remove fluoride from drinking water?

  • eli

    How many leaves would 75 mg be? Do you think it would work with dried holy basil too?

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  • Kevin

    This is awesome I work in a health food store, and we had the tea bags and recently started selling the dry herb loose by the once. I have been able to find the seeds online for a reasonable price too.

  • Mark

    75 mil. to 100 mil. sounds ridiculous Fluoride is a cause of cancer, Hitler introduced it in his camps, do you really think he wanted them to have healthy teeth ?

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    Did I miss it!? What is the process. Tulsi is a part of my daily life! Tea, aroma therapy etc. But either I am crazy or something but I did not see what to do or how to use Tulsi to achieve this benefit.

    • http://IdrasilRx.com Miguel

      The article mention soaking the leaves in the water for 8hrs. And the Ratio was 75mg Tulsi for 100ml water.

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  • sabdra beaudry

    where can you purchase the holy basil?

    • Chandan

      Holy basil seeds are so tiny, a small bag can have thousands of seeds. and you just sprinkle it in nice sunny spot and it grows so well. well draining soil and regular watering. just fertile soil and some compost and organic stuff once in a while. you have abundant supply of tulsi in your backyard.

      find some indian family nearby and ask them for a seedling. in india tulsi is used as protective herb and mostly many indian families keep a plant. just take a seedling and spread your garden.

      good luck.

  • chrissyB

    Fine, but where do you buy tulsi plants from, and I don't just mean in America? We can't all go to India for them!

  • robert

    so how do we put this to use at home? do we let our water sit in containers with basil soaking in it before drinking?

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  • http://www.advancedhealing.com Dr. Marcus Ettinger

    Do you have a link to the research? Can't find it on the net. I would love to be able to have a source to quote.

    • Jennifer

      Yes, I too would like the link to the scholarly article to find out the details, that would be great. The link you provide goes to the University's somewhat chaotic home page. Thanks for your piece, that is great news.

  • welovetheUSA

    We finally got the city to take fluoride out of our water completely, took two years to fight it but its done. We do not even feed our dogs water from the city, we go to a natural spring and fill containers every month. Harvard just came out with a study on fluoride and everything that has been said is now confirmed, so states are thinking about less fluoride …not the end of fluoride . Nestlé's bottle water CEO just came out and said they should own all the water the water in the world that people are not entitled to have free water…?

    • anonymous

      wow, which city is this?

      how did your city do this? it could help other local sister cities.

      congratulations for the victory!

  • Andrea Brown

    And they keep contaminating our city water with it!!@

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