Things you may not have known about Tulsi Tea.

Are you fighting stress or perhaps worried about your exposure to radiation? Do you care about the wellness of your body, and health? Why not try a cup of our Tulsi Tea. For those who may not know about our Tulsi Tea, here are some interesting facts.

In India, the herb Tulsi also called holy basil has been widely known for its health promoting and medicinal value for thousands of years. The tea itself can help boost your well being and assist in turning around life’s most common issues.

Tulsi Tea’s reported Health Benefits…

Tulsi extracts are used in Ayurvedic medicine for colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, poisoning, and malaria. Tulsi may be taken in many forms: dried powder, fresh leaf, or mixed with ghee. The use of Tulsi tea enjoys a long standing tradition; Tulsi’s benefits as a medicinal herb were first recorded in India around 5000 BC.

Scientific research offers evidence that Tulsi is indeed an “adaptogen“, helping the body strengthen its immune system, promoting mental clarity, and reducing the effects of modern day stress. Research indicates that drinking Tulsi tea:

  • Slows the biological aging process
  • Calms the spirit, protects against and reduces the effects of stress
  • Lowers cholesterol and stress-related hypertension, protects against strokes
  • Lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics
  • Protects against radiation, including damage caused by sun, television, computers, cell phones, x-rays, and radiation therapy
  • Contributes to healthy liver function
  • Enhances energy, stamina and endurance
  • Increases the body’s efficient use of oxygen
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Demonstrates antibiotic, antiviral, and anti fungal properties
  • Provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other important nutrients

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Tulsi Tea and Radiation

Tulsi Tea may offer protection from radiation exposure.

Drinkers of Tulsi tea may benefit from two active naturally occurring chemical compounds, helping to protect cells against effects of radiation exposure. Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, enjoys a 5,000 year reputation as a staple in Ayurvedic medicine, although Tulsi has never been approved by the FDA for medicinal purposes.

How Drinking Tulsi Tea Protects You…

In addition, Tulsi, commonly enjoyed as a pleasant-tasting Tulsi tea, is widely recognized as an adaptogen. Adaptogens act as stimulators of radio-resistance by influencing the regulatory system under low levels of ionizing radiation in exposed individuals.

Tulsi Tea Fights Stress…

As an adaptogen, Tulsi tea is recognized for its use in helping the body deal with stress. Frequent consumers of this ancient herb report that Tulsi tea “calms the spirit and soothes the soul”, which may prove useful for a TMJ sufferer when symptoms are stress related.

Despite its long-standing reputation in Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil remains unproven by Western scientific methods as a “medicinal” herb. Because it is not patentable, there is no incentive to fund the required studies.

Tulsi Tea For Your Bath Tub, Too?

For a detoxifying ritual, try Tulsi tea and sea salt in your next bath.

Steep your troubles away in a hot bath with Tulsi tea and sea salt. When Tulsi and other herbs are placed in water, they release their colours, scents, oils, and energies, and because the skin is the largest organ of the body, we can easily absorb their healing properties.

The oils found in Tulsi tea leaves help soothe the skin. Like Tulsi, many herbs possess antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Tulsi tea leaves added to your bath may help eliminate skin disorders such as ringworm, rashes, and eczema, and the essence of Holy Basil is added to medicinal and beautifying soaps.

Additional herbs in your bath sachet such as lavender, rosemary, chamomile, mint, sage, thyme, lemon verbena, rose, and raspberry leaves infuse your baths with therapeutic aromas and can invigorate, or relax, depending on the mix. Sea salt or magnesium sulphate (also known as Epsom salts) help pull toxins from one’s body when also added to your bath.

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Bath Tub Tulsi Tea Recipe

1-large muslin bag
1/4 cup dried and crushed Tulsi tea leaves
1/4 cup dried herbs of your choice
1/4 cup sea salt (or Epsom salts)
a few drops of your favourite organic herbal essential oil (optional)

Mix the Tulsi tea leaves, herbs, salts, and essential oil, then fill the bag. The muslin Tulsi tea bag may be placed directly into your bath water. However, some people prefer to steep the tea ahead of time in a non-metallic container, and then add the tea to the bathwater, along with the muslin Tulsi tea bag.

A Tulsi tea bath offers anyone a perfect excuse for time alone and self-indulgence.