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What's Tulsi (Holy Basil)?

What's Tulsi (Holy Basil)?

Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is an ancient herb that is grown in parts of Northern India. Also known as the "queen of the herbs", tulsi dates back thousands of years to ancient India when it became revered as a sacred herb. Tulsi can be widely found across the Indian subcontinent, as well as other parts of Asia and Africa. Tulsi is grown in many Hindu homes where it is considered a symbol of good luck, worshipped and offered to the gods. It has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to balance the body and mind. 


Despite the name holy basil, tulsi is actually is part of the mint family. Tulsi is known as an adaptogenic herb, which means it helps the body resist emotional and physical stress. We chose tulsi to be the base of our tea blends because we see it as the antidote to the stress we encounter in modern life on a daily basis. Whether that means you’re looking for a boost of natural energy when you’re feeling exhausted or help winding down at night when your mind is racing, tulsi knows exactly what your body needs.


Health Benefits of Tulsi


- Increases energy without caffeine
- Helps the body resist stress
- Traditionally used as a heart tonic
- Aids digestion
- Relieves coughs and colds
- Supports healthy vision
- High in antioxidants
- Helps reduce blood sugar levels 
- Promotes mental clarity 
- Improves immune system function
- Has an immediate calming effect 


    There are three common varieties of tulsi widely available, each with its own unique flavour and aroma; they are called rama, vana and krishna tulsi. We use a unique combination of all three tulsi varieties as the base of our tea blends, which results in a perfectly balanced cup of tea. Our tulsi teas are calming, stress-relieving, uplifting and balancing. They are also great for digestion, as they contain carminative herbs such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, fennel, and cloves. 


    Next time you are looking for some mental clarity, try a cup of tulsi tea!

    | by Lee's Provisions