Today I’d like to share with you a stress-reducing tea that I learned years ago, and I used it a lot when I was working at a 6 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. job at the YWCA. I’m glad I retired, but I did find it helpful to drink stress-reducing tea, and to spend an entire hour for lunch, reading, writing, taking a walk and drinking my Holy Basil Tea.
Here are some Health Benefits of Holy Basil Tea (not basil, but Holy Basil). Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is revered as the most sacred of herbs in the Indian culture. The list of health benefits is very long, and science is now showing that this traditional tea actually does have good reason to be called the “most sacred of herbs.” It contains antioxidants and elements that help coughs, help the immune system and help thin out the mucus in the respiratory system.
So I’ll just mention a few benefits that I’ve found from drinking Holy Basil (Tulsi) Tea.
Helps the Respiratory System (expectorant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and enhances the Immune system)
Helps prevent Heart Disease (it is abundant in magnesium and helps balance blood pressure)
Studies show that it helps maintain normal levels of cortisol, so it’s a great anti-stress herb, as
I’ve noticed in my own body. It’s also an adaptogenic herb, helping your body to fight free radicals and regulate blood flow.
Hair and Skin
It helps fight free radicals and it helps slow down hair loss.
It increases metabolism, which helps accelerate the fat-burning process, so it’s a delicious support for natural weight loss.
It enhances liver function and improves digestive health. It supports improved liver function, balanced metabolism, as well as absorption and assimilation of lipids, carbs and proteins. So those with sensitive digestive systems (like me) can experience the tasty benefits of better digestion.
It is a detoxifier and diuretic, so it’s helpful for the kidneys. It helps prevent kidney stones by decreasing uric acid levels in the body. It has essential oils that assist in breaking down kidney stones.
Really, these are just a few of the long list of benefits that Tulsi Tea has… I think I’ll run to the store and get myself a box of amazing Holy Basil Tea…I haven’t had any since I moved to Albuquerque.
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