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Friday, Apr 06, 2012 Favorite Things – Tulsi

Tulsi, or “holy basil”, is one of the most revered herbs in India. It is used in Ayurveda to strengthen the immune system and is an important symbol in Hindu religious tradition. The best way to obtain the benefits of Tulsi is by drinking it as a tea, which we often enjoy at Param Yoga at the end of our Yoga & Meditation class.

Some of the reputed benefits of Tulsi:

  • Acts as a nerve tonic.
  • Believed to sharpen memory.
  • Brings down fever.
  • Eases effects of the common cold.
  • Promotes removal of mucus from the bronchial tubes.
  • Relieves sore throat.
  • Strengthens the kidneys and assists in removal of stones.
  • Reduces level of blood cholesterol.
  • Acts as an adaptogen to prevent and relieve stress.
  • Soothes ulcers in the mouth.
  • Acts as a curative for insect bites.
  • Relieves headache pain.
  • And more…

To read more about Tulsi and purchase the tea, visit Organic India.

Click here to watch some short videos on The Power of Tulsi.