Tulsi or "Holy Basil" is grown throughout India, and is part of the mint family. Tulsi herbal tea is consumed throughout India much more than coffee! In fact, many families grow their own Tulsi plants for personal use. It has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic Medicine as an adaptogenic herb; meaning that it is anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. We are excited that it is finally growing in popularity worldwide, as Tulsi is considered the world’s most powerful adaptogen in the natural medicine community! Tulsi is an excellent healing herb for better overall health and preventing disease.
What exactly is an adaptogen?
An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect in bodily processes.
Tulsi’s Unique Benefits
Tulsi’s chemical compounds are highly complex and offer benefits that go over and beyond that of other teas. It contains hundreds of beneficial compounds known as phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are active compounds found in plants containing protective and health promoting properties!
Regularly consuming Tulsi tea will increase resistance to stress, fatigue, anxiety and trauma, as it has a calming effect. It naturally pushes your body toward better health!
It is a powerful anti-oxidant: these nutrients protect your body by fighting free-radicals, preventing damage from oxidation. Free-radicals damage the tissue in your cells, and that is when disease sets in. Antioxidants are vital in maintaining optimum health and reducing the risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and contributes to slowing down the aging process.
Anti-inflammatory: you will reduce cancer causing inflammation throughout your body. Your joints will become less inflamed, and you can experience less pain. Tulsi aids digestion, reducing inflammation and overall improves your digestive system. It provides you with skeletal and joint support.