‘Queen of the herbs’, ‘an incomparable one’ – Tulsi, with its rich history stretching back thousands of years is revered for its medicinal and religious qualities and of course for its refreshing and robust aroma making it totally worth adding to your health and wellness routine. Here in this article, we will highlight the 5 health benefits of Tulsi tea.
Taking a holistic approach to health, Ayurveda encourages regular consumption of Tulsi. It does so because Tulsi improves metabolism and enhances the body’s capacity to maintain balance despite exposure to a range of stressors.
Why must you add Tulsi in your chai?
Well, with its immense benefits, why not!
Leaves of Tulsi contain vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, zinc and iron plus the antioxidants present in them protect cells from all the damage.
Tulsi is antibiotic, disinfectant, antibacterial, and antifungal in nature. It benefits the skin, keeps infections at bay and increases immunity when consumed regularly.
What are the health benefits of Tulsi and why you must have it in your tea?
Below we outline the 5 health benefits of Tulsi in your daily cup of tea.
- Tulsi balances the doshas: Tulsi is considered as the “elixir of life”, promoting longevity and balance within the body, especially of the “doshas” (the three bodily bio-elements – Vata, Pitta and Kapha). It is a natural protector of organs and tissues with powerful cleansing properties and adaptogenic qualities
- Lowers stress: It naturally reduces the negative physical and psychological effects of stress and thereby healing your body and soul by lowering the levels of stress hormone – cortisol
- Increases body’s energy efficiency: Tulsi also increases the body’s efficiency in using oxygen, which boosts stamina, strength and endurance
- Relieves cough and sinus: It supports a healthy respiratory system, especially during a cough and sinus congestion
- Other benefits of Tulsi leaves:
- Tulsi supports digestion and helps with gastrointestinal problems
- It also facilitates healthy liver function
- Another significant benefit of Tulsi is that it is great for hot-flashes and other menopause symptoms
- Holy basil also promotes heart health by lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure
Tulsi tea vs coffee:
Tulsi, although known as a vitalizer, unlike coffee, is completely caffeine-free and can awaken your senses without being stimulating. It does so by improving blood-circulation and clearing air passages which help the body feel fresh and rejuvenated.
It’s not only nutritious, but absolutely rejuvenating and one can enjoy our miracle herb – Dried Shyama Tulsi Leaves as a star ingredient in their morning, afternoon or evening cup of tea to gain that extra boost of energy and experience those soothing “aha” moments in your day.
You can try our dried Shyama Tulsi leaves at: Dried Shyama Tulsi Leaves for Masala Chai [Natural Immunity Booster]