The Health Benefits of Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil)

The Health Benefits of Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil)

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Let’s talk about Tulsi Tea. Tulsi is the Sanskrit name for the holy basil plant. It grows in India and is a member of the mint family. In India, it is traditionally used for many medicinal purposes and is considered a sacred plant by Hindus. Most of those uses are cultural based, but it has started to gain the attention of researchers for use as a medical supplement.

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In the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, it is considered an “adaptogen” meaning that it can help the body cope with stress. It is thought to do so through anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s known chemical composition includes : oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, eugenol, carvacrol, linalool, β-caryophyllene, β-elemene, and germacrene D. I share this information to give you some context to the plant, but I will add that a lot more research is necessary to understand what true health benefits are.

Preliminary Evidence

  • Anxiety.
  • Diabetes, including controlling blood sugar
  • Stress.
  • Asthma
  • Decrease sperm count & Increase in testosterone

No evidence (but used historically for)

  • Common cold.
  • Influenza ("the flu").
  • Bronchitis.
  • Anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial
  • Earache.
  • Headache.
  • Stomach upset.
  • Heart disease.
  • Fever.
  • Insomnia.
  • Viral hepatitis.
  • Malaria.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Mercury poisoning.
  • Ringworm.

And so in Summary, tulsa tea may help with anxiety, stress, diabetes and asthma. It is traditionally used for many other purposes that I have mentioned, but there is not any good evidence that it actually helps with any of the symptoms or diseases.

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