(Ocimum sanctum) Native to India, Tulsi is revered in Ayuvedic medicine as a powerful healing plant. Called "Queen of Herbs" and "The Elixir of Life", Tulsi has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties. This Tulsi comes from northern India in the area known as Oudh (Awadh).
Some healthy properties of Tulsi include:
• Contains anti-oxidants, Tulsi also has antibacterial and antiviral properties
• Promotes overall good health
• Helps boost the immune system
• Has adaptogenic qualities which helps the body in adapting to environmental, physical or chemical stresses by normalizing body functions and restoring balance
It's easy to see why Tulsi has always been considered vital to so many people!
There is conflicting information regarding the safety of Tulsi while pregnant as well as the safety of Tulsi for infants and toddlers. If you have health issues or concerns, please consult with your physician prior to drinking this (or any) herbal tea.
Tulsi brews to a golden cup color and has a light lemon, mint taste that is slightly earthy. Delicious brewed hot or cold!
Brewing: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 8oz of boiling water. Steep for at least 5 minutes. Steeping longer (up to 10 minutes) will release more of the herbs healthful properties but may be too strong for some people. A touch of sweetener may be added.
4 oz tin ($0.50 additional shipping per tin)
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