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Tulsi Tea is among the most favorite teas used in my workplace. Every week I must replace my distribution of it in my free tea bar. One reason is because it just tastes great. Another reason is that I have been teaching my patients about its advantages. You get a great “pick me up feeling” out of it and it doesn’t have caffeine in it.

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Known as Tulsi in India, is most common in Hindu tradition. Also called Holy Basil, it’s the most revered of all household plants in India. Holy Basil is used as a healing herb and is believed to be the reincarnation of Visnu. Therefore, it’s considered “sacred”.

The most recent research indicates that the most relevant advantage of Tulsi tea is that it protects against the effects of radiation. The current events in Japan after the fantastic earthquakes are still playing out. The radiation leakage hasn’t been stopped.

Effects of Tulsi

Research about the effects of Tulsi tea also demonstrate that it enhances a weak immune system, lowers cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure, increases lung health, aids in indigestion, and helps balance blood sugar.

It’s extremely important to be aware that folks with HIV may benefit greatly from using a daily cup of the tea. Also, although I don’t endorse smoking anything, it’s vital for smokers to have Tulsi tea since the study tells us that it helps regenerate tissue of lungs.

As mentioned before, Tulsi tea is also called Holy Basil. It’s an easy plant to grow and quite common in many families in India. Holy Basil comes in two forms – a green plant and a purple one. With purple stems is named Krishna Tulsi and the green form is named Rama Tulsi. It’s said that in Indian folklore if you consume three leaves of new Holy Basil that you may prevent any ailments.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Tulsi is among the most researched plants in ayurvedic pharmacology. It’s been demonstrated to possess the highestamount of anti-oxidant value of other researched ayurveda herbs. It’s an erect sweet-scented pubescent herb, 30-100cm in height, growing in abundance near cultivated area gardens and wastelands. Its leaves, seeds, and plant are useful.

Health Benefits

Tulsi delivers a wide array of health benefits even from only 1 cup of tea. The nutrients identified inside a e calcium, vitamins A and C, zinc, iron and chlorophyll. It’s ill advised to drink two or more cups of it daily. One is probably advisable, since it’s powerful; definitely more is better. Additionally, it has a heating effect so if you’re hot or with hot flashes then Tulsi tea won’t be useful for you daily.

Tulsi is regarded as a rasayana in ayurvedic medicine. This means it’s a herb that helps increase perfusion in the tissue level which helps nutrients to be absorbed into cells. Just like with hot peppers which have a hot flavor, Tulsi has a flavor that’s sweet, pungent, and astringent and has a post digestive heating effect. It increases pitta, and that’s why if you’re hot or have a tendency to run warm then this isn’t the tea for you. This, however, doesn’t apply in the event of a real fever as Tulsi is quite helpful to lower a fever. The process in reducing fevers is to take Tulsi with pepper. This causes sweating to help clear clogged channels and bring down the fever.

Tulsi is wonderful if you’re breathless on easy exertion. Needless to say, it’s always important to see a doctor if you’re breathless on exertion or are experiencing any severe or continuing breathing issues.

Natural Recipe against Common Cold

Take 1/4 tsp. of ginger, 1/2 tsp. of Turmeric, and 1/2 tsp. of Tulsi. Boil these ingredients in one and half cups of water. Boil down to a single cup. Do this two to three times per day.