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Ingredients: Holy basil
Suggested Use: Stir contents before using. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of tea. Cover and let steep 5-10 minutes or as desired. Strain and enjoy as is or sweeten with honey or one of Wise Woman Herbal's solid extracts.
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Tulsi Scientific Overview
By Dr. Yasamine Farshad, ND
Cultivation: Tulsi is a perennial plant that grows wild throughout India and is also found in countries such as China, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand. It tends to favor tropical and subtropical climates but can grow in cooler climates as well. (1)(2)(3)
Phytochemical Constituents: Volatile oil from the leaf contains eugenol, euginal, carvacrol, linalool, limatrol, methyl chavicol, caryophyllene. It also contains triterpenes (such as ursolic acid), fatty acids and sitosterols.(1)(4)
Nutritional Value: Calcium, chlorophyll, iron, vitamin A, C and zinc (4)
Tulsi is an aromatic herb from the Lamiacea family that is considered to be one of the most sacred plants in Hinduism.(5)(6)(8) It has been worshiped and used in spiritual rituals for thousands of years and is a common house hold item throughout India. This plant is very important and often used in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine that believes in the balance between mind, body and spirit. It is referred to as “The Queen of Herbs,” “Incomparable One,” and “Mother Medicine of Nature” due to the multiple benefits it provides. (6)(7) In fact, it is considered to be the “Elixir of Life,” traditionally being used as a tonic for the body, mind and spirit. (6)(7)
Ayurveda considers Tulsi to be an herb with hot and bitter properties “which has been used to help dry tissue secretions due to its ability to penetrate deep into tissue” while also offering pulmonary and digestive support. (6)
It has traditionally been used as an adaptogen to help counteract the physical, biological and emotional effects of stress.(6) Others like to think of it as a “liquid form of yoga” providing relaxation, clarity of thought and memory enhancement. (6) Tulsi helps to balance kapha and vata doshas while promoting longevity and wellness if taken regularly. (6)
Other traditional uses of this herb include anxiety, arthritis, common cold, inflammation, dermal, oral, gastrointestinal and genitourinary conditions as well as malaria and insect bites. It is often consumed as a tea, fresh leaf, dried powder or topically as an essential oil. (4)(6)(7)(9)(10)
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