Once upon a time, there was a mystical man. And, he owned six plants. He was particularly proud of being an Indian, but he was more impressive of his plants. The plants grew and survived all weathers. He took good care of them. The plants loved it when they were worshipped too. With a lit lamp in the evening and a good space to grow, these plants were about to provide and protect the man for a lifetime. You almost guessed the hero of this story, right? Or missed it? Of course, we are talking about Tulsi.
Tulsi has perennially been considered as a backbone of Indian health. Indians not only regard this herb as useful but divine too, in every sense of the word. With a not so affectionate scientific name, Ocimum Tenuiflorum, or commonly known as Basil (around the world), Tulsi is nothing but a powerhouse of an herb. When mixed with a combination of other special herbs, it becomes a shield for health like no other. Researchers and physicians consider this herb highly for its essential oil and medicinal properties. Tulsi is potent because it is:
Tulsi’s service to mankind
Tulsi’s nativity, and spiritual closeness to India is a direct translation of thousands of years of Ayurvedic knowledge and wisdom. In Ayurveda, it has the status of ‘Mother Medicine of Nature.’ In Indian mythology, Tulsi is considered to be the consort of Lord Vishnu, and it is believed you can only touch the plant when you are clean, head to toe. Out of all the herbs and spices, humanity is blessed with; Tulsi reigns supreme in every category. So, the ‘Supposed,’ ‘Alleged,’ ‘Might’ words are an injustice to the powers of Tulsi as an herb.
Tulsi has been around since humanity has ever known medicine and healing. From ancient tribal medicines to modern Ayurvedic practices, one has mixed and minced Tulsi as a hero ingredient with a lot of other herbs, to make super healthy juices, potions, and healing tonics. Indians have used it with a variety of dishes and also included as an important ingredient of herbal tea.
The oil and extract in Tulsi have a deep penetrative behaviour inside body cells and tissues. So, this herb works and heals from the foundation. It helps push out toxic metals or industrial pollutants out of our system and combats lifestyle discomforts with elan. Pharmacologists consider this herb as the all-around answer for physiological as well as psychological problems. In other words, it promotes health holistically and as a whole (not just body, but mind and soul too).
Tulsi and tea – Tulsi tea
Now, what’s in it with tea? You must be already familiar with the benefits of tea on its own. Be it black tea, green tea, Earl Grey tea, chamomile tea, or whiskey tea; it is a blessing without two questions to it. Just like Tulsi, tea has always been in humanity’s backyard. So why not let them both bless us?
Tulsi tea is a one-stop shop healer. It provides a scientifically proven tsunami of benefits to health. You can brew Tulsi leaves and have it as an herbal drink, or you can mix it with any tea, giving you amplified benefits.
Tulsi tea helps the blood in breaking down the sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream. Fast foods, meat, dairy, and eggs are the significant causes of artery blockages, which makes it difficult for sugar to get absorbed, leaving it in the blood. Tulsi tea helps reduce metabolic stress and poor glucose regulation, which is every reason why you should include Tulsi tea in your daily routine.
Researchers opine that Tulsi tea helps in relieving respiratory illness. Fundamental respiratory issues, such as cough and cold instantly drop when Tulsi tea is consumed regularly. Two of the significant factors for respiratory disease are a fast lifestyle and industrial pollution. We can’t fight both by the roots but what we can do is introduce Tulsi tea in our kitchens to prevent respiratory katzenjammers.
Stress and anxiety
Known as an adaptogen, Tulsi tea, significantly increases your levels of stamina and takes off the stress load. Just like chamomile tea has a soothing effect, researchers suggest that Tulsi tea too provides the same healing benefits.
Without making this article, a heavy research paper, we have realised how beneficial Tulsi tea is. The mentioned are just some of the multitude of benefits of Tulsi tea. Additionally, it provides relief from skin diseases, diarrhoea, arthritis, back pain, fever, eye diseases, cardiac and genitourinary disorders, otalgia, indigestion, hiccups, vomiting, gastric and dysentery.
Ono Teas has an extended range of herbal teas, two of them being Tulsi Sweet Lemon tea and Tulsi Lemongrass tea, which not only heal but add to the essence of life in every moment you want to cherish.
Tulsi Sweet Lemon is a healthy-spicy caffeine-free concoction of super foods, such as Tulsi, Lemongrass, Ginger root and Cardamom. Tulsi Lemongrass is a tisane with the goodness of Tulsi and the freshness of lemongrass. With its flavourful aromatic oils, this tisane brews a zesty and refreshing drink, reinvigorating the mind, body and soul. Certainly, it is a perfect hot cup for a jump start, or a cold one for winding down after a busy day at the office.
The most efficient and fundamental change in your lifestyle could begin with Tulsi tea and what better way to do it than Ono teas? Let’s give it to Tulsi, this time!
Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.
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Tulsi – Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons
The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants: A Practical Reference Guide to over 550 Key Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses
The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Tulsi in Humans: A Systematic Review of the Literature