Holy basil is prized for its healing properties. It is originally from India and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an “adaptogen” to counter life’s stresses. It is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means “the incomparable one.” Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds.
Holy basil is used for the common cold, influenza (“the flu”), H1N1 (swine) flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, stress, and tuberculosis. It is also used for mercury poisoning, to promote longevity, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites.
There are three varieties of tulsi: Rama Tulsi (Green Leaf Tulsi), Krishna Tulsi ( Shyama Tulsi or Purple Leaf Tulsi), and Vana Tulsi (or Wild Leaf Tulsi). Of the three varieties, Purple Tulsi is considered the most beneficial.
This was my first time trying Tulsi tea and I have to admit, I absolutely love it! I had read a lot about it and have always wanted to try it and boy am I glad I did! Because it is my first time trying, I am unable to compare it to other sources of Tulsi but I really enjoyed this one and I think you will also. Cheers everyone!
I ordered this tea because I love exploring new herbal teas. This was a great surprise! I like earthy teas and this is one of them. Nice tea to have anytime of the day. A new add on to my tea cupboard!
Good alone but I enjoy blending Tutsi with teas such as Chai & Four Biggies to reap max health benefits in a heavenly cup of tea!
This tea was out of stock for some time. Linda was waiting for the proper cut. I received my order yesterday. It was worth the wait. Delicious organic purple tulsi. I am glad I purchased a big bagful!