“Tulsi” in Sanskrit means “incomparable”. This “Queen of Herbs” is one of the holiest and most cherished of many healing and health-giving herbs in the Orient and has been widely used medicinally in Ayurvedic treatments for thousands of years. Also known as “Holy Basil”, it is a revered and sacred plant in India homes.
Tulsi is renowned for its religious and spiritual sanctity, as well as for its central role in the traditional Ayurvedic and Unani systems of holistic health and herbal medicine of the East. Some of the documented health benefits include relieved stress, enhanced stamina, reduced inflammation, lowered cholesterol, and eliminated toxins. It is also known to protect against radiation, prevent gastric ulcers, lower fevers, improve digestion, and provide a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients. Tulsi brews into a pure herbal tea that does not contain caffeine and also tastes delightful.
Tulsi is most commonly prepared for consumption as a simple tea and is often blended with other herbs for various medicinal and culinary purposes.