Udupi: Tulsi leaves offered to Lord Krishna used for medicine

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Jul 18: Tulsi leaves offered to Lord Sri Krishna of Udupi are being used for medicine for the benefit of patients all over India and abroad. Sri Dharmasthala Ayurveda Hospital, Kuthpady in the city is preparing capsules from the Tulsi leaves offered to Lord.

Paryaya Palimar Sri Vidhyadeesh Theertha had decided to offer one lac Tulsi leaves everyday to Lord Krishna. For this purpose, he had initiated to grow Tulsi gardens in many places of Udupi. But these petals were not used for any other purpose after the offering to the Lord.

Later Dr Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Kshethra decided to prepare Tulsi capsules. 


“We get 10-12 kg of Tulsi every day. Not even a single petal is considered as waste. With the modern equipment, installed specially for this purpose, we prepare capsule, powder, kashaya, and other medicinal products. These products are sold all over India. The products are proved to be very successful. These products can be used as a medicine for cough, allergy, and to improve immunity,” says Dr Muralidhar Ballal, general manager, SDM Ayurvedic Pharmacy Kuthpady.

The Tulsi leaves received from Krishna Math are washed carefully and are dried in a vacuum machine at a temperature of 46 to 47 degrees. These leaves are then processed in an extractor with boiling water. Then it is made as a Tulsi extract and made as a Tulsi capsule in controlled ambiance.

These medicinal products are available for the use of patients in 10 states of India. They are also exported to foreign countries like Croatia and Ukraine. SDM Ayurveda pharmacy also has patents for 15 medicines.

Apart from the capsule, the pharmacy also prepares Kasha Abhaya cough syrup, which is very useful syrup for the cough problem.

The pharmacy was started in 1959 by Dr D Veerendra Heggade. In 1994, the pharmacy was upgraded with new machinery and much new advanced equipment was introduced. DR D Veerendra Heggade, with an aim of advancement in Ayurvedic medicine, built a new 40,000-square feet factory. Currently more than 100 workers are working in this facility, producing quality Ayurvedic medicines for public use.

Thus the divine Tulsi leaves are now used to cure people with diseases. 


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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Tulsi leaves have healing properties It can cure many disease Its good that its now used for medicines

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    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Mr. Eustace, Arabs are also human beings, Mithun has extra skills & qualities thats why arabs hired him and Mithun is earning well by grace of Lord Krishna, The greatness of Arabs they allowed building of Krishna temple in Dubai, Muscat so that their land also will be blessed by Lord Krishna, and more and more skilled people come and contribute in developing the Arab lands.
    By the way Eustace, Jenifer, you people don't take Tulsi capsules, for you best option is "GELUSIL MPS"
    available in tablets & syrup. (take 2 times a day)

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad Dubai

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Thanks 😊 have we have Tulsi Katte at our houses in Tulunad.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Tulsi is known for its medicine effect long back It is also called as Basilikum of India.It is need not be only after offered to any Temple God or deity,but as natural leaves can be used .As children we knew the usage with its juice Ayurvedic tablets were rubbed on stone and later mixed ,given to us for cough or bronchities.Good now it is known all over.

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  • Mithun, Muscat

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    india is place of miracle.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Why ? / How ?

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  • Kateel Pai, Vittal

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Even Doctors agree Medicines work better if you have Faith!

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  • Eustace, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    @Mithun, Muscat. Ok...ok...India is a place of miracles. But nothing for you. You have to work for Arabs to improve them. Come back and work to improve OUR country.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Mithun had gone to Arabian country to work and earn his money not to invade and rob the richness. India is indeed miracle because, with such a diversity and difference the country is excelling. With people of different faith, color and culture still makes it as one nation even when it was under different kingdom.
    The miraculous nature of India is it's culture can absorb any civilization and protect it in it's core. Yes. my India is really miracle and its great for many more reasons be it it's geographical condition, bet it's people as bet it's flora and fauna. There is no country in the world which can be compared with India. But, many other countries can be compared with each other for many similarities.

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