Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is a plant native to India. It is considered sacred by Hindus for its numerous virtues and is regarded as a true elixir, promoting health and longevity.
Recognized for its anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic properties, Tulsi enhances resistance to stress while supporting the body. In Ayurvedic medicine, holy basil is widely used to treat respiratory issues, indigestion, colds, coughs, and headaches.
Here's a recipe for caffeine-free holy basil tea; this beverage makes an excellent substitute for afternoon or evening coffee or tea. The spices in the recipe enhance the medicinal benefits of holy basil. You can replace the recipe's spices with your favorite ones.
During the summer, for a milder flavor, replace the cloves, ginger, and nutmeg with licorice or rose petals.
Masala Tulsi Tea Recipe
Infuse the ingredients in 4 to 6 cups of boiling water for about twenty minutes. Strain and add honey or another sweetener to taste. Enjoy the tea while hot.
Neelam Toprani is the founder, practitioner of Ayurveda, president, and creator of the Sewanti Ayurvedic product line sold by Holizen. Through her extensive travels to India, courses, and workshops, Neelam has sought to introduce Ayurveda to North America. Her team includes experienced Ayurvedic doctors and professional researchers.
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