Tulsi (Holy Basil) "Queen of Herbs" and its Health Benefits


Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum) popularly known as ”Queen of herbs” commonly known as holy basil. “Holy” because of its history of religious and spiritual significance.  It’s a sacred herb of India. It comes in three varieties, Krishna, Rama and Vana.

Krishna Tulsi: It has the spicy aroma of cloves and sharp crisp flavors of pepper. These purple leaves and blossoms are widely grown in India at homes, as it’s a sacred herb.

Rama Tulsi:It is known for its clove-like aroma. It has a more cooling and mellow flavor than purple leaf tulsi.

Vana Tulsi:This one is rarely found. It has light green leaves and has more of a refreshing citrus aroma and flavor than its spicy sisters ;) Our tea blend, Tulsi Healing includes Vana Tulsi which makes it refreshing and calming.

 

 

Also, Tulsi has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. It’s a form of traditional Indian medicine and a natural herb with some magical benefits;

  • Lower stress and blood sugar,
  • Lower Cholesterol,
  • Increases immunity,
  • Natural detoxification - it is high in anti-oxidants and helps your body detox,
  • It has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties,
  • Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it protects against infections, ease inflammation and joint pains.

And an ayurvedic remedy for a variety of common ailments.

 

How to brew Tulsi Healing (Stress Reliever & Caffeine Free Detox)?

For the best brew, place one heaped teaspoon per cup in a teapot. Pour boiling water into the teapot. Infuse for 3-5 minutes or longer for taste. Strain to serve and enjoy.

 

Also, I like to brew Tulsi Chai with my Tulsi Healing blend… Find my recipe below;

Tulsi Chai – 2 serves (8oz)

Ingredients:

Water: 1 Cup

Tulsi Healing Blend: 1 tsp

Milk: 1 Cup

Stovetop Chai tealeaves: 1 full teaspoon per cup

Sugar: As per your preference (Recommended 1teaspoon per cup)

Use a brewing pot to warm 1 cup of water and add 1 teaspoon of our Tulsi Healing blend. After boiling water, add 1 cup of milk. When it’s about to have a boil, add 2 teaspoons of Stovetop Chai black tea and brew for 5 mins. Add sugar or honey as per your preference. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 seconds. Give 2-3 boils till it gets beautiful brown chai colour. Strain & serve!

 

Lets Relax and Energize with this beautiful herb! :)


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