14 Jun 2022

What are the benefits of tulsi tea?

author Ashley Owen
Tulsi is praised as the “queen of herbs” and is widely used in the Ayurvedic tradition as an adaptogen. But what is tulsi tea and what are the benefits?

The Ayurveda science of life 

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. Its approach to health and illness is holistic and focused on prevention of disease and promotion of good health. In fact, Ayurveda encourages healthy lifestyle choices to attain health and balance in life. Healthy ayurvedic practices include eating fresh wholefoods and avoiding processed foods. 

In addition, old tradition states that rasayanas keep ageing and disease at bay. Followers of ayurvedic medicine also follow detoxification rituals and regularly consume adaptogens which they believe increase the body’s resilience towards stress and imbalance. Perhaps one of the reasons why Ayurveda relies so heavily upon medicinal herbs is thanks to India’s unique and rich biodiversity. 

In fact, Ayurvedic practices utilise countless herbs, including one which tends to stand out more than others: tulsi, also known as holy basil (Ocimum sanctum). What is tulsi and what are the benefits of tulsi tea? Let’s find out!

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