Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum) popularly known as ”Queen of herbs” commonly known as holy basil. “Holy” because of its history of religious and spiritual significance. It’s a sacred herb of India. It comes in three varieties, Krishna, Rama and Vana.
Krishna Tulsi: It has the spicy aroma of cloves and sharp crisp flavors of pepper. These purple leaves and blossoms are widely grown in India at homes, as it’s a sacred herb.
Rama Tulsi:It is known for its clove-like aroma. It has a more cooling and mellow flavor than purple leaf tulsi.
Vana Tulsi:This one is rarely found. It has light green leaves and has more of a refreshing citrus aroma and flavor than its spicy sisters ;) Our tea blend, Tulsi Healing includes Vana Tulsi which makes it refreshing and calming.
Also, Tulsi has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. It’s a form of traditional Indian medicine and a natural herb with some magical benefits;
- Lower stress and blood sugar,
- Lower Cholesterol,
- Increases immunity,
- Natural detoxification - it is high in anti-oxidants and helps your body detox,
- It has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties,
- Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it protects against infections, ease inflammation and joint pains.
And an ayurvedic remedy for a variety of common ailments.
How to brew Tulsi Healing (Stress Reliever & Caffeine Free Detox)?
For the best brew, place one heaped teaspoon per cup in a teapot. Pour boiling water into the teapot. Infuse for 3-5 minutes or longer for taste. Strain to serve and enjoy.
Also, I like to brew Tulsi Chai with my Tulsi Healing blend… Find my recipe below;
Tulsi Chai – 2 serves (8oz)
Water: 1 Cup
Tulsi Healing Blend: 1 tsp
Milk: 1 Cup
Stovetop Chai tealeaves: 1 full teaspoon per cup
Sugar: As per your preference (Recommended 1teaspoon per cup)
Use a brewing pot to warm 1 cup of water and add 1 teaspoon of our Tulsi Healing blend. After boiling water, add 1 cup of milk. When it’s about to have a boil, add 2 teaspoons of Stovetop Chai black tea and brew for 5 mins. Add sugar or honey as per your preference. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 seconds. Give 2-3 boils till it gets beautiful brown chai colour. Strain & serve!
Lets Relax and Energize with this beautiful herb! :)