Herbaceous, minty… sacred? In India, tulsi is known as Holy Basil and is considered to be not only a panacea, but also a physical manifestation of a goddess. Wow!
Tulsi tea is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes. In fact, farmers perform a spiritual ritual before tending to tulsi. For them, the process of harvesting the plant is just as important as receiving its benefits. In the Puranas, a sacred Hindu text, anything involving the tulsi plant is considered holy. Hindus believe that the Creator lives on its branches and other gods reside on its leaves. Conversely, there are at least three types of tulsi: Rami tulsi,(the most common) Krishna tulsi, and Vana tulsi. The Ayurvedic practice uses tulsi tea to treat the body, mind and spirit. The philosophy is that keeping the body healthy keeps the mind healthy and free of worry. As a result, the natives are able to concentrate on worship.
Scientists concede that the nutritional and medicinal composition of the tulsi plant is extremely intricate. First, the plant is infused with hundreds of protective compounds and health promoting properties. Together, they stimulate the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies. Furthermore, current studies reveal a host of health benefits. Research shows that tulsi improves stamina, protects against stress, and increases the body’s ability to use oxygen. In addition, the antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties protect against radiation, prevent gastric ulcers, reduce inflammation, and lower fever.
Tulsi has endless preventative and curative properties. Consequently, the best way to maintain a healthy body and mind is with an infusion of tulsi tea. With its rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients, tulsi herbal tea is fast becoming a popular drink among the health-conscious.
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