'Tulsi Mala' is one of the most sacred and preferred Malas. Tulsi Japamala has 108 beads plus one. Wearers usually chant 108 names of a deity or a Mantra for 108 times while counting each bead. The extra bead will be a little bigger than other beads in the Tulsi Mala, known as the Krishna Bead. By chanting Mantras, one has to start from one side of the Tulsi Mala. After meditating with 108 beads, one must not cross over the Krishna bead. The next round should begin in the opposite direction.
Tulsi Mala benefits are mentioned in the Garuda Purana. It protects people from fear, bad dreams, weapons, and accidents. Wearing a Tulsi Mala protects a person from ghosts and black magic. Though leaves, stems, and seeds of Tulsi have many healing, spiritual, and medical properties, they also have some health implications. Let us read how Tulsi Mala produces side effects in humans.
Side-effects of Wearing Tulsi Mala
The blood thinning property of Tulsi can interact with our bodies. It is not advisable to take along with anticoagulant medicines like Warfarin and Heparin.
Tulsi may cause infertility in males and females. Intake of Tulsi or wearing Tulsi Mala regularly may result in the loss of sperm and the weight of reproductive organs.
Hypoglycemia is a state of low levels of glucose (sugar level). Some hyperglycaemic patients used to take Tulsi to bring down their glucose levels. However, consuming Tulsi can pull down the sugar levels extremely low. Sudden drop in glucose levels may lead to Tremors, Hunger, Dizziness, and even Seizures.
Tulsi contains a natural compound called Eugenol. The presence of a small amount of Eugenol can safeguard the human liver. However, excessive consumption or contact may lead to liver damage by manifesting symptoms like rapid heartbeat, nausea, convulsions, and diarrhea.
The presence of Mercury in Tulsi leaves may stain teeth while chewing. So, it is better to swallow instead of chewing to protect teeth from discolouration.
Strictly Not for Pregnant Women
Tulsi is potent in stimulating the blood flow to the uterus and pelvic area, which might induce contractions. Severe contractions during pregnancy might lead to premature delivery or loss of the fetus.
It has been suggested that Tulsi tends to change the effect of many medicines like Diazepam (Valium), Pentobarbital, and Scopolamine.
Tulsi has its limits of usage, effects, and side effects. The given points are all the expected side effects of Tulsi Mala. As an individual, it is your privilege to weigh the effects of Tulsi Mala. If you feel wearing a Tulsi Mala or eating Tulsi leaves benefits you, you can continue it.