Friday, April 26, 2013

Researchers Discover That The Tulsi Plant Can Be Used To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water

Andrew Puhanic
Activist Post

An exciting and new water treatment breakthrough has been announced that will now make the removal of fluoride from the drinking water supplies of the world’s poorest people more affordable than ever.

Researchers from Rajasthan University in India have discovered that the Tulsi plant, also known as Holy Basil, can be used to significantly reduce the amount of fluoride in drinking water.

At present, the most reliable methods used to remove excessive fluoride from drinking water are either too expensive or not suitable for the environments where they are needed most.

The method discovered by researchers from Rajasthan University is safe, cheap and readily available, making it an ideal alternative for communities who can’t afford to use the more advanced techniques of removing fluoride that are readily available in the West.

An experiment was conducted in the Yellareddyguda village of Narketpally Mandal. The researchers soaked 75mg of Tulsi leaves in 100ml of water that contained 7.4 parts per million of fluoride in the water.

After only soaking the Tulsi leaves for eight hours, it was discovered that the level of fluoride in the water was reduced from 7.4 parts per million, to only 1.1 parts per million.

At present, the World Health Organization recommends that the safe level of fluoride in drinking water is between 0.5 to 1 parts per million.

The dangers of drinking water that contains high levels of fluoride are well known. Some of the known side effects of drinking water that contains fluoride are dental fluorosisreduced intelligence in children and a damaged nervous system.

This new water treatment option could now provide the world’s poorest people an opportunity to remove excessive fluoride from their drinking water supplies.

However, more research is still needed to identify and validate the effectiveness of using Tulasi leaves as a means of removing fluoride from drinking water supplies.

Considering the cost-prohibitive nature of other more reliable water treatment techniques, if the Tulsi plant is conclusively proven to be effective in removing fluoride from drinking water, then we may witness a revolution in water treatment, providing options to areas where none currently exist.

Andrew Puhanic is the founder of the Globalist Report. The aim of the Globalist Report is to provide current, relevant and informative information about the Globalists and Globalist Agenda. You can contact Andrew directly by visiting the Globalist Report

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Anonymous said...

thats "tulsi"

Anonymous said...

So how does it taste? Does this change the taste of the water, other than getting rid of the fluoride?
My son and daughter convinced me to switch to distilled. I cannot stomach the taste of the municipal water now. I also drink much more water and stopped drinking soda and the like.

Anonymous said...

I use both reverse osmosis and then distill it. The taste is amazing. But now I guess I need to find these tulsi seeds :)

lori amora said...

also read bout mica...pero his humble yet unique marketing strategy is (still) financially prohibitive...

Anonymous said...

Taste is a good question. Not that it'd stop me from drinking it but... it is a concern. has tulsi. Not the herb, but the essential oil. They say,

"Holy basil essential oil, Ocimum sanctum, is considered a sacred plant in Hinduism. It has been used medicinally for centuries in India to help ward of illness and to aid in digestion. Holy basil essential oil is a main remedy in ayurvedic medicine to promote good health and well being. The plant has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-spasmodic properties."

Since essential oil is so concentrated I wonder how much water a drop of tulsi EO would purify?

Thanks for this report AP!!! Interesting stuff. I've been wondering how to get around buying a $1,3000 filtration system for fluoride. I know that you just leave water uncovered for 12 hours to remove chlorine but the fluoride has stumped me, as I'm sure it has millions of others.

Thanks!! Keep up the research!

Anonymous 3:31pm, thanks for mentioning distilled water.

Gary orGibby said...

Tulsi. Another gift from Mother Earth.

To those above that are drinking distilled water, please stop! Distilled water is dead and it will pull vitamins and minerals OUT of your body along with the relatively minor bad things that it absorbs. It is NOT suitable drinking water!

Anonymous said...

I've ordered herb seeds from Horizon Herbs for years and they're great, they have several kinds of tulsi. They are organic with about 98% germination I've found. Richo Cech, the owner, is a brilliant herbalist who has written many books. (He isn't paying me for me to say this!)

Anonymous said...

Tulsi that is grown in soil that contains chromium, absorbs high amounts of the substance within the plant. This could be potentially dangerous if this leeches out into the water you are drinking on a daily basis. I limit my Tulsi tea intake for this reason and drink it once in a while, instead of everyday.

Anonymous said...

Gary, regarding distilled water, it removes inorganic stuff. Think rain water, which is natures way to distill it. If you remove all man made water plants and pipes, the way it should be, where is your water going to come from? Rivers, lakes, rain. Enough with the distilled water propaganda. You think distilled water is dead? How can water be dead? It's like saying that space is dead.

Anonymous said...

Jaya Tulāsī-devī!

Anonymous said...

I love Tulsi tea, didn't know about the chromium uptake.
Distilled water has no minerals in it. It is okay to drink it for a few months for detoxification purposes but after that, the danger is that minerals from your body will leach into the distilled water. You will experience mineral loss unless you replace the minerals. (can buy drops for that purpose) The best water to drink is pure spring water. Everything else is trying to copy water from nature. Also, water has structure and retains memory of substances that it has passed through. Never thought life would get so complicated. The corporations are destroying our world. Time to stop buying from them.

Anonymous said...

Can't you just put a small sprinkle of high mineral content sea salt in a gallon of distilled water to replace what was taken out via the distillation process?

Chris Anderson said...

Water dead? Read up on Schauberger and Jacques Benveniste. For heavens sake stop drinking distilled water, it dissolves rubber piping and will leach minerals out the body. How can it taste good, it has NO taste.

Anonymous said...

I don't care about water being dead or not. You should not drink distilled water (or rain water). The body is just not made for it. When deprived of minerals and salts it leads to a osmotic differential between the water and the cells in your body unlike found in nature (the water in rivers and seas is rich in minerals). This leads to overabsorption of this water into the cells, straining them. Compare that to the reaction of the epidermis (which is evolutionary adapted to salty water) to fresh water aka your skin after a long bath. This can lead to internal wounds and death. You can distill water (as is done in water treatment and in desalination), but you have to re-enrich it with salts and minerals (there are tablets for this for survival distillation equipment), before its safe to drink.

On the article: using 75mg of plants to make 100mg of water drinkable is hardly a cheap way to treat water, its just too intensive to be applied on a bigger scale. But it can lead to an aletrnative way of water treatment if the underlying mechanis is understood.

Anonymous said...

Distilled water is much better for you than water with minerals in it. The minerals in water, your body can't absorb anyway. You need to get the minerals from your food, not your water.

And yes, it does leech minerals out of the body. However, if the minerals were absorbed and used by the body, then the water would be unable to leech them out. It leeches out minerals that your body can't use.

Cyhndi Mora said...

This is great news since flouride is toxic and is thought to be responsible for so many 'unexplained' ailments. I would love more info, however. For instance, why Tulsi only? Does any form of Basil work for this? Does it have to be leaves or can the essential oil be used instead, and if so, how much? Re: bottled water, research carefully. While in training (a short stint in Customer Service at Sparklets) I was sad to discover that their "Spring" water is actually distilled water with the minerals added back in. They do this for taste only and even I (an employee at the time) could not find out what minerals are in their "secret" formula. Kinda creepy if you ask me. I think the above info is more important for folks in areas that are poorer and get less annual rainfall than we do here in the U.S. and so do not have access to clean water, bottled or not. Does anyone know if the Tulsi leaves leach out any other contaminants?

Victoria Reeve said...

It would be wonderful if it was true, but I checked this out on the university's website and there is no reference to such a study. Please provide a proper citation for the study, including title, date, publication, study authors, etc. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yes, how did the researchers measure out 75mg of tulsi leaves? Are they dried basil leaves? There is a belief that things like amla (gooseberry) reduce the salt content of water, and it could be possibly true. After all water that drains off from the mountains that are forested, tastes sweet, with only traces of minerals. But most ground water from places where it is heavily exploited, have high levels of salts, boiling such water can leave thick flakes of salt deposits in your pan. So what the article says could be true, but we need additional confirmation.

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