Tulsi or Holy basil is sacred and used in morning prayers for personal health and family wellbeing in India. It is considered a rasayana a herb that nourishes a person’s growth to perfect health and promotes longevity. I always take rasayana herbs they are part of my day.
In India they keep a tulsi plant in their homes , for it’s purification purposes. Research shows this plant emits ozone that helps breakdown unwanted chemicals into a safer element and it repels viruses, bacteria and small insects. A natural pesticide and air purifier!
The leaves are brewed and drunk as a tea to reduce fevers, flu’s and colds with a lot of mucous. The tea is also used for upset stomach, nauseousness and vomiting.
Studies indicate that Tulsi is well-known to substantially lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone), reduce inflammation, protects your body and brain from the harmful effects of stress, and exerts a positive influence on your mood.
Instead of getting a prescription medication for your stress, consider trying a traditional, natural remedy.
Holy basil may also help support our natural defenses to help counteract the day-to-day strain of modern life. Dr Jim Nicolai, M.D., says that for his patients with stress-related issues, holy basil is at the top of his list of herbal therapies.
10 Good Reasons Why Tulsi Tea is So Good For You?
- It is an adaptogen so it helps the body manage stress.
- Is a natural sleep aid
Boosts the immune system.
- This herb is absolutely packed with free radical fighting anti-oxidants and beneficial phytochemical compounds.
- Helps maintain healthy eye-sight.
- Skin health.
- Offers joint support.
- Has anti-inflammatory properties helping with IBS, Chrohn’s disease and digestive disorders.
- It improves levels of stamina or energy
- Heart health
Of course, one has to make it a regular part of your daily routine to experience these benefits. Tulsi can also be used as a tea, in capsules or as tinctures as a stress buster, especially when used in conjunction with relaxation breathing and exercises. Tulsi is great for bedtime, and for stressful times during the day.
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