TULSI, AKA... Holy Basil
TULSI is one of the most revered medicinal plants on the planet and is often known as the 'the elixir of life.' Its vibrant purple flowers and long green stems have traditionally been used for centuries in India's Ayurvedic medicines with the flower, leaves and stem all said to form powerful healing tonics for the treatment of colds, headaches and stress.
Hindus believe that the Tulsi, or as it's better known as, Holy Basil, is an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsai, therefore, making it a sacred plant and one to be worshipped. You will often find it planted around Hindu shrines and homes because of its antibacterial properties; Its presence helps to contain the spread of germs and keeps the air clean and fresh. Just another of the benefits of TULSI!
Tulsi is also often used in cooking but the best way to take advantage of the beneficial healing properties for your mind, body and spirit is in the form of a simple, yet powerful cup of tea. The dried TULSI leaves will sing colours of autumn that you'll not only enjoy visually, but this aromatic brew will also allow you to slip into a moment of peace with every sip.
With the current climate forcing us to look for ways we can keep our immunity at its peak, the path to combine western and traditional healing to keep us healthy and strong is becoming more common as many of us look for more natural alternatives. TULSI is now being hailed as a must have tea in the mainstream health and wellness space which is exciting, and here's why TULSI should be in your tea drawer this winter;
TULSI Is Traditionally Used For*
- Colds & Flu symptoms
- Blood Sugar Levels
- Healthy Blood Flow
- Genitourinary Disorders
- Stress & Anxiety
WHY WE LOVE TUSLI
TULSI is an adaptogen herb, and you know we love our herbs that fall under this herbal medicinal category! Adaptogens are known for helping aid the body's resilience in dealing with emotional and physical stresses as well as being powerful anti-ageing herbs, a big win!
At LTC we're committed to bringing you premium organic wellness tea blends. We have done the hard yards researching which was the best of the Tulsi family to bring you and that's Certified Organic Rama Tulsi. Like many of the herbs in our wellness blends collection, TULSI is full of antioxidants to help cleanse the body of free radicals and toxins, but our favourite quality of TULSI is its ability to help cleanse the respiratory tract of toxins. This helps to enhance the body's immune system and also expel phlegm and congestion. We highly recommend you add TULSI to your daily tea habits this winter, especially so if you need a little immunity boost.
TULSI is an amazing herb with incredible health benefits, and we are so excited to launch our immunity tea ahead of winter. This tea is perfect for fighting off colds and the flu, and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Do you have any questions about TULSI, Let us know in the comments! We would love to hear from you.
The Hot Tip!
We enjoy TULSI with a touch of honey; The best kind of honey to add?
Any honey that is produced from your local area with native pollen. This will contain allergens that will help to build resistance to seasonal allergies. Plus, the bonus of bee pollen having strong antibacterial properties compliments our TULSI just nicely too.