I've recently begun drinking Tulsi tea. A lot of it. It's treating me very kindly and I'm now considering growing it myself.
Tulsi, (Ocimum tenuiflorum) also known as Holy Basil, is a lovely aromatic plant native to the Indian subcontinent with a long history in Hinduism and Ayurveda. It promotes healing from colds, flu and coughs and in Ayurveda is said to lighten the body, cleanse the respiratory tract of toxins and improve gut function.
If you follow Ayurveda, Tulsi primarily works with the Kapha dosha in the body.
Tulsi essential oil has benefits in reducing stress due to its high antioxidant properties. It has a high concentration of eugenol and thus may be COX-2 inhibitor like other painkillers on the pharmaceutical market.
For me, I just love sipping the tea and find it relaxes me, calms my gut, doesn't make me tired, and tastes lovely hot or iced. I've been using the products from Organic India., a fabulous company which produces all organic products. (P.S. I get no kick back from promoting them, just really like their products and how they do business).
So give it a try and let me know what you think. Do you drink Tulsi or another tea which promotes health and wellness? Comment here or send me an email. I'd love to hear from you!