Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holy Basil! What? You’re stressed? Tulsi tea will relax you.

Sonja Hardy; Teacher (retired) inveterate tea drinker; an excellent cook - and as you can see; good looking; writes about her experience with Tulsi tea. Followed by Tulsi tea facts. – Follow Me on Twitter @ werkar25. - Werner
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Some time ago I read about Tulsi Tea, and have been meaning to buy some. Yesterday I had a cup at a friend’s place, and was very impressed with the taste – slightly sweet, pleasant and very refreshing. It doesn’t need milk nor sweetening, but you can add both if you wish (though adding pasteurized milk would possibly interfere with some of the health benefits – and if you want to sweeten I’d recommend Stevia rather than sugar – much healthier).

Tulsi tea is credited with many health benefits – some of which have been verified scientifically. It is safe for children, and because it tastes good, apparently children usually like it. Also it’s naturally caffeine-free. Now I’m definitely going to buy some next time I’m near a health shop. Tulsi is also available in supplement form – but I wouldn’t bother because the tea tastes so good. - Sonja Hardy
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What is Tulsi. (Holy Basil)?

"The Queen of Herbs" - is the most sacred herb of India. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), although also known as Holy Basil, is a different plant from the pesto variety of Basil (Ocimum basilicum). Tulsi has been revered in India for over five thousand years, as a healing balm for body, mind and spirit, and is known to bestow an amazing number of health benefits. ORGANIC INDIA is pleased to offer Organic Tulsi, for the first time, as a stress-relieving, energizing and delicious tea. For our ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Tea Collection we utilize a proprietary combination of 3 varieties of Tulsi: Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum). Each variety lends its own distinct and characteristic taste that contributes to the delicious flavour and aroma of our blend. - Click on picture to enlarge.

What are the health benefits of Tulsi?
Tulsi is rich in antioxidant and renowned for its restorative powers, Tulsi has several benefits:
Relieves stress / adaptogen
Bolsters immunity
Enhances stamina
Provides support during cold season
Promotes healthy metabolism
A natural immuno-modulator

"Modern scientific research offers impressive evidence that Tulsi reduces stress, enhances stamina, relieves inflammation, lowers cholesterol, eliminates toxins, protects against radiation, prevents gastric ulcers, lowers fevers, improves digestion and provides a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients. Tulsi is especially effective in supporting the heart, blood vessels, liver and lungs and also regulates blood pressure and blood sugar." Dr. Ralph Miller, former Director of Research for the Canadian Dept. of Health and Welfare.

How can Tulsi offer so many health benefits?
The unique chemistry of Tulsi is highly complex. Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial compounds known as phyto-chemicals. Working together, these compounds possess strong antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, adaptogenic, and immune-enhancing properties that promote general health and support the body's natural defense against stress and diseases. The essential oils in the leaves of Tulsi that contribute to the fragrance and refreshing flavor of Tulsi Tea, are a particularly rich source of valuable phyto-chemicals.

What is an adaptogen?
An adaptogen is an agent that helps the body adapt more efficiently to stress. Adaptogens reduce the intensity and negative impact of the stress caused by mental tension, emotional difficulties, poor lifestyle habits, disease and infection, pollution and other factors. Tulsi is one of the most effective adaptogens known.

What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants slow down the process of excess oxidation and protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. When cells are attacked by free radicals, excess oxidation occurs which damage and destroy cells. Antioxidants stop this process. The cellular damage caused by free radicals can be responsible for causing and/or accelerating many diseases. Tulsi is rich in antioxidants and is recommended to guard against free radicals and protect from damaging excess oxidation.

What is an immuno-modulator?
An immuno-modulator is an agent that balances and improves the immune response of the body in fighting antigens (disease causing agents such as bacteria, viruses, microbes, allergens etc.) and maintaining health.

How soon can I expect to see results from drinking ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Teas?

Some of Tulsi effects are quite immediate, while others develop gradually after weeks of regular use. For example, you may feel more relaxed and energized after the first cup. Although Tulsi has many specific effects on different body systems, its main benefits arise from its impressive general capacity to assist the body's natural process of healing and maintaining health. Tulsi overall health promotion and disease prevention effects are powerful, but often subtle. For example, you may simply notice that you do not seem to be bothered by stress or common illnesses, such as colds or flu, nearly as often as before. Or you may notice that you generally tire less easily. As with many other herbal supplements, it usually takes at least a week or so of consistent use for the body to experience major benefits.

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More interesting links:

What is Tulsi?
Is Tulsi Tea Harmful?
Side Effects of Tulsi.
LinkAnti-Stress Tulsi Herbal Tea & Ayurvedic Medicine - Benefits of Ayurveda
Tulsi Tea - 100% Caffeine Free and 100% Chemical Free

My quote for today: - Werner
Tea is wisdom, just add water. ~Anonymous

1 comment:

Lee, Singapore said...

By accident I found your interesting and informative website and the article about “Tulsi tea” was very interesting as I never heard about it before. I bought some and find it an excellent and relaxing drink, which doesn’t even need a sweetener. Thank you, Werner.