Tulsi Tea is a tea derivative of the plant Ocimum sanctum. It is a blend of tea that is herbally-enriched drink. Tulsi tea falls under a category of relaxants known as adaptogenic; this means that they help the body in its adaptation to stress. Adaptogens reduce the degree of damage caused by the various negative lifestyle habit indulged in by one. This feature only is sufficient to make them a good enough reason why every home should stock them. But that is not all, science already attests to the fact that Tulsi is handy in reducing stress, enhancing stamina, successfully removing bio-toxins, work in prevention of ulcers especially gastric intestinal ulcers. It also soothes a fever. As though this isn’t enough, Tulsi Tea helps in improving blood circulation while regulating blood sugar and pressure.
Found very actively in this tea is the ingredient called, Eugenol. A component that delivers significant advantages to the health and well being of users. Over the years, for different medicine formulation, Tulsi has been used.
The tea is relevant in treating and curing respiratory problems
For victims of cold, pneumonia or illnesses that affect the respiratory system, some ingredients of the drink make it relevant to them, as it exposes the phlegm and mucus that may be breeding ground for pathogens. The tea also prevents tracts inflammations and treats all causes of respiratory challenges.
The tea is also able to stimulate the pancreas and lower blood sugar level. It helps persons at risk of or already suffering from diabetes.
This tea helps in reducing the effects of stress in whatsoever form it comes in, either as chronic, oxidative, and the likes. As well as boosting the immune system.
Aids in Curing Insomnia
For persons suffering from the sleeping problem, the tea is useful to a great deal. It stabilizes metabolic pathways in the body, diffuse stress and provides uninterrupted rest. Regular intake of the tea also lowers risk of Alzheimer disease.
Ability to Prevent Cancer
Certain antioxidants found in the tea neutralizes radicals that are cancer causing. It prevents cancerous growth and reduces predisposition to cancer.
Also, noteworthy is the fact that, the tea is also useful as anti-aging and nutrition boosting.
Steps in Making Tulsi Tea:
The tulsi tea exists in many variants, each having elaborate recipes and mode of concocting. This how to make step is what we consider as the fastest and easiest method in preparing and making this tea ready to drink. You can sure tweak this tea with other options of your choice and make it stronger and have more flavor
- saucepan or teapot
- Water: 3 cups or as may desire
- Tulsi or basil leaves: 10-15, shredded or as may desire
- One small lemon slice or lemon juice: 1 teaspoon (optional)
- Ginger: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped (optional)
- Green cardamom seeds: ½ teaspoon or as may desire
- Honey or sweetener or sugar
Step by Step Instructions –
- Simmer water in a saucepan
- Add the shredded tulsi leaves, and ginger and let the contents boil for approximately 7-10 minutes.
- Retrieve the content into a teacup with honey, sugar, or any available sweetening desired. Serve it hot.
Apart from making tea, Tulsi leaves are also used in garnishing, smoothies & beverages, and in other forms of food recipe.
Side Effects of Tulsi:
Widely, there is insufficient and almost no trace evidence or report to the side effects of the tulsi tea. Whatever limitation is attributed to the leaves and not in the drink.
Can Increase Infertility
One of the significant challenges known with basil and its extracts is the role it plays while interfering with fertility. However, this effect is more associated with men than it is to women.
There is also not much research written about how safe tulsi tea is for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. It is safe then to say that it is better to indulge in taking the drink only under strict medical supervision and recommendations.
The tea can reduce hypertension; this enables it to modify the composition and physical properties of your blood, like its thickness.