Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tulsi Tea

Tulsi Tea
Originally uploaded by love_yellow
I love trying new things I just learn about. Tulsi tea, also known as Holy Basil, was recommended by my yoga instructor, Sean (who is also an herbalist). He writes in his blog:

"Medicinally, Tulsi has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, for centuries, to support a healthy response to stress, promote longevity, nourish the mind, and elevate the spirit. And now, many modern studies support this use. Studies show tulsi does lower blood glucose levels. It also is a natural COX-2 enzyme modulator, which means it has an inflammatory-cascade normalizing action. Many studies now show it supports immune system health, and it is a potent anti-oxidant."

I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy basil leaves steeped in hot water but it was actually really good. It's not like drinking pesto. :-)

Sean just started his blog but I've started following it because I anticipate more interesting and healthful recommendations. If you're interested, follow him at

1 comment:

  1. I will try to find this and try it. I will keep you posted....;-)