Tulsi tea benefits include managing cortisol levels and stress, respiratory issues, blood sugar levels, and oral health.
Tulsi is also called Holy Basil and Ocimum sanctum (or, simply Ocimum). It’s regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of elixir of life and believed to promote longevity. Hundreds of scientific studies have established a basis for therapeutic uses of this plant, including this one, this one, and this one. There is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Tulsi as a health supplement.
Below, I’ll highlight key benefits.
Key Tulsi Tea Benefits: 5 Top Benefits
Tulsi tea can help to address physical, chemical, metabolic, and psychological stress. Tulsi can’t magically change your mood, but it may moderate cortisol to help protect body systems during stressful times. In fact, it’s known to subside some symptoms of depression.
Tulsi tea may help prevent and support relief and healing for such respiratory illnesses as cold, cough, asthma, and bronchitis. Its immunomodulatory properties help to provide immune support. Its antitussive properties help to relieve coughs. Its expectorant properties help to expel phlegm and relieve congestion too.
Blood Sugar Level Regulation
Tulsi tea benefits include helping to significantly lower blood sugar levels. Drinking Tulsi tea may also help support metabolism of carbs and fats, enabling sugar in the blood to be used for energy. Tulsi’s hypoglycemic properties may lower blood sugar levels and help prevent complications of diabetes.
Tulsi helps maintain healthy heart function and can lower cholesterol levels. Tulsi may support the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood lipid content, suppressing ischemia and stroke, and reducing hypertension.
Dental and Oral Health
The antimicrobial properties in Tulsi tea help combat harmful bacteria and germs in the mouth. Chewing of raw Tulsi leaves is used to relieve mouth ulcers. In addition, its antibacterial properties can help reduce dental problems like bad breath and may help prevent gum disease.
Tulsi tea contains natural antioxidants that can help protect the body against free-radical damage. In fact, the complexity of Tulsi’s photochemistry helps explain the diverse Tulsi tea benefits I’ve described here. Essentially, phytochemicals are chemical compounds found in plant foods, which may have health effects.
How to Make Tulsi Tea
Learn More About Tulsi Tea Benefits
We sell Tulsi in a 100 gram size (50 servings) as AHHH! Stress Relief Support. We also sell Tulsi in larger sizes (250 grams to 1,000 grams). To learn more, a good place to start is with the Tulsi FAQ. The FAQ provides a more comprehensive list of benefits. It contains lots of science-based information about this amazing herb and the equally amazing tea you can make from it.