Tulsi is the Sanskrit name of the “Holy Basil” plant grown in India, it isn’t anything like the basil we know here in the west, and is actually part of the mint family. Widely consumed throughout India (much more than coffee!), many families grow their own tulsi plants. A healing balm for the mind and body; tulsi is not only a delicious herbal tea, but wonderful in blends. It has a unique fresh flavor- similar to mint, liquorice, or clove, and pairs well with floral and fresh flavors.
Our Tulsi Holy Basil is the Vana version, pure, organic, and grown and harvested in the traditional manner in India. Used traditionally in Ayurvedic Medicine as an anti-stress healing herb, meaning that it is anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. More research is needed to help us understand the benefits of consuming tulsi tea regularly, but it has been shown to promote cardiovascular health, protect the body at a cellular level, helps people reach a healthy weight, protects against unwanted bacterial growth, and cures respiratory disease like colds, cough, and congestion.
While it boasts incredible benefits, tulsi tea is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing moms.