Sweety Bhatia, a famous dietcian, beautician and model says "Don't eat raw vegetables during monsoon. Also Tulsi leaves crushed with honey are used to cure coughs and colds and reduce fever. Tulsi with hot water is said to melt away fat while its oil is an antiseptic. Bal leaves are used to cure fever and its hard, football like fruit isgiven to people disorders. It is also used to purify blood. Palas seeds are used as an insecticide. Its bark leaves are used to cure stomach disorders. The herb Ashwagandha taken in mild doses with warmmilk has a beneficial influence on the nervous system and helps to banish insomnia and anxiety.