Aside from being a very fragrant and tasty herb, this plant is widely used in herbal medicine for a number of conditions. It's recommended as a general health enhancing tea to enjoy on a daily basis, while the fresh leaves are often used to give soups a spicy zing. This herbal tea includes both leaves and stems to give you the widest range of active compounds for potential health benefits. This caffeine-free tea can be enjoyed by people of all ages after an extended eight to 10 minute brewing time.
Known as Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), Tulsi is a sacred plant from India used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Tulsi is considered an ‘elixir of life’ providing alchemy to one’s well-being.
How does Holy Basil work?
"Chemicals in holy basil are thought to decrease pain and swelling (inflammation). Other chemicals might lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. There is interest in using holy basil seed oil for cancer. Beginning research suggests that the oil can slow progression and improve survival rate in animals with certain types of cancer. Researchers think this benefit may be explained by the oil’s ability to act as an antioxidant." (via
- "Holy basil is used for the common cold, influenza ("the flu"), H1N1 (swine) flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, stress, and tuberculosis. It is also used for mercury poisoning, to promote longevity, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites." (via WebMD)
- "Holy basil is applied to the skin for ringworm." (via WebMD)
- May aid with digestion
- Studies have indicated an increase in metabolism
- May help promote healthy vision
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