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Organic Holy Basil Tulsi Tea 100g

Organic Holy Basil Tulsi Tea 100g

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Holy basil tea, also called Tulsi tea, is a caffeine free herbal tea that has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also has powerful antioxidants that can help strengthen the body's immune system, which can help fend off certain diseases and other airborne germs.

Known as the "The Queen of Herbs" Holy Basil is the most sacred herb of India. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) 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. It is a very aromatic tea that has a hot spicy taste similar to cloves. It has a long tradition of use in ayurvedic medicine, is regarded by some as an "elixir of life".

Consuming the warm brew of holy basil herbal tea can promote a more balanced metabolism, build stamina, as well as increase mental clarity. It is currently being studied for its beneficial properties and has been found to be effective for cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, stress, wound healing, the immune system, inflammations, liver support and protection, hypoglycemic conditions, ulcers, digestion, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, radiation poisoning, cataracts, the memory, respiratory system, urinary problems, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Our Tulsi is a blend of the three varieties, Rama, Vana, and Krishna Tulsi plants. This blend allows you to appreciate the full spectrum of benefits from the plants.

We have two options for you:
1. Simple Tulsi blend
2. Tulsi with added Green Tea.
- Both rich in antioxidants, the Green Tea with its earthy, toasty flavor, is an invigorating addition to this extraordinarily potent tea. Two naturally restorative plants blended together to make an excellent afternoon pick-me-up.

Precautions - Not recommended for use if pregnant, nursing, or are considering becoming pregnant. Do not administer to infants or toddlers. May lower blood sugar, consult a doctor if hypoglycemic (in separate studies, it has also been shown to be beneficial for those with hypoglycemia). Holy Basil has mild blood thinning properties. *This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Just a little extra information from a great source the Health Book Summaries:

1. Holy basil also protects against radiation-induced damage in animals that are receiving radiation therapy. A formula of holy basil and vasa leaves (Adbatoda vasica) is used for animals with coughs and colds.

- David Winston, RH (AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

2. Preliminary studies indicate that holy basil might enhance CYP-450 activity, thus speeding up the elimination of some medications. There have been many animal studies indicating that holy basil has anti-stress and immunomodulating activity. However, there have not been any human studies confirming this.

- David Winston, RH (AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

3. The whole holy basil plant is used by farmers for animals with inflammation of the tongue, ulcers, pneumonia, constipation, liver flukes, opacity of the cornea and sore eyes (the fresh juice is squeezed into the animal's eye), rapid heartbeat, and sprains. The leaves are used for cows and sheep with coughs, colds, udder infections, and for wound healing.

- David Winston, RH (AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

4. A decoction made from the holy basil root is used to lower malarial fevers, and a poultice made from the fresh roots and leaves is applied to bites and stings from wasps, bees, mosquitoes, ants, and other insects as well as leeches.

- David Winston, RH (AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

5. Holy basil affects the body's "energy field" according to ayurvedic physician and author Dr. Vasant Lad. Ayurvedic tradition says that holy basil performs the indispensable spiritual function of balancing and toning the energetic chakra system. It is considered the maha guna (great quality) that balances sattva (pure quality), and it delivers nutrients to the mind necessary for the experience of enlightenment. Its quality is pure sattva. Holy basil opens the heart and the mind, bestowing the energy of love and devotion (bhakti). Sacred to Vishnu and Krishna, it strengthens faith, compassion and clarity.

- David Winston, RH (AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

6. Holy basil is widely cultivated for daily use. There are at least three types of holy basil. The green-leafed variety sri or rama tulsi is the most common. The second type, Krishna tulsi, bears dark-green to purple leaves; this variety has a stronger taste and smell. The third type, vana tulsi, is a green-leafed forest variety that often grows wild.

- David Winston, RH(AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

7. Tulsi is the name for Sacred or Holy basil in India and translates to "incomparable one." Native to India, Tulsi has been revered for over 5,000 years, and as Yash Rai in his book Tulsi says, "The Hindu scriptures enjoin us to look upon Tulsi not as a mere plant, but as the divine representative of the God Vishnu or of Lord Krishna." In other texts Tulsi is described as a consort of Krishna, leading to the name "Mother of the Universe." Because of the divine nature of Sacred basil, the plant itself is worshipped both in the morning and at night by leaving a lamp burning at its base.

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness

8. Though related to common basil, holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a different species. Animal experiments have found that its leaves can reduce fasting and post meal glucose levels. An Indian study of 17 diabetics found that 1 gram of holy basil leaf reduced fasting glucose levels by 20.8 percent. In addition, cholesterol levels went down by 11 percent and triglyceride by 16 percent. If you have needed an excuse to use less salt and pepper and to increase your use of more flavorful culinary herbs and spices, consider their glucose-lowering properties.

- Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, Melissa Diane Smith, Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance

9. Ocimum sanctum, otherwise known as holy basil, contains phytonutrients that have "significant COX-2 inhibitory effect." The phytonutrient "ursolic acid" is specifically recognized for its COX-2 inhibitory effects. In research conducted at the Dartmouth Medical School, a study confirmed that derivatives of oleanolic acid and ursolic acid possessed potential anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing activity related to their inhibition of COX-2.

- Thomas M. Newmark and Paul Schulick, BEYOND ASPIRIN Nature's Answer To Arthritis, Cancer & Alzheimer's Disease

10. Zyflamend's pharmacopoeia of herbs includes the following: Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory effects in animal studies. It inhibits the formation of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids made from arachidonic acid by the action of COX and LO enzymes. It contains ursolic acid, a known inhibitor of COX-2, and many other antioxidant, anti-inflammatory substances, including eugenol, rosmarinic acid and apigenin.

- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer.

11. There have been contradictory animal studies showing that holy basil might be toxic to embryos. Until conclusive information exists, avoid using it during pregnancy. Holy basil also is reported to have an anti-fertility effect and should be avoided if a woman is trying to get pregnant.

- David Winston, RH (AHG), and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

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Love this tea

NJ - 03/08/2014

I bought the Holy Basil Tea with Green Tea. Not only does it taste great, I feel better during my detox. This is the best Holy Basil Tea I've had.

Love this tea!

Jonathan - 12/29/2011

I started drinking holy basil tea a few months ago and I notices such a difference in my overall well-being. I have more energy and my digestion seems to be better. I have tried other brands of tea and I have to say that this is my favourite. I like how T...

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