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TULSI – anti-aging AND stress reduction in a warm cup of tea!

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


Research confirms what Ayurvedic practice has demonstrated for many thousands of years – the herb tulsi is an amazing health-promoting addition to one’s diet.  Indians consider it a sacred plant and commonly grow it in their gardens for both culinary and ceremonial purposes.  In fact, it is also known as ‘Holy Basil’, and the ‘Queen of Herbs’.

What makes this little plant so special?  For one thing, tulsi appears to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.  It is one of the most effective adaptogens known, helping one to overcome the negative effects of poor lifestyle choices, emotional duress, and mental anguish.   In addition, tulsi can help manage mood swings.

Tulsi has been used in the treatment of headaches, colds, constipation, bloating, and for any condition associated with excess phlegm, mucus or inflammation.  But in the absence of any health conditions, its pungent, bitter qualities simply promote general wellbeing and increase energy.

In a nutshell (or teapot, if you will…) here are some of the ways tulsi can help enhance your health:

  • Promotes healthy metabolism
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Serves as an anti-inflammatory
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • Reduces stress; calms the body, mind and spirit
  • Reduces or eliminates pain
  • Enhances stamina

Is tulsi worth a try?  5000+ years as an acclaimed Indian herb suggests it is.  But please let us know your own experiences with it!

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