5 Reasons Why You Should Sip On Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil) Everyday
Food & Health  
foodndtv

Also known as the 'queen of herbs', holy basil or tulsi makes for the most sacred herb in India. It is widely used in culinary practices. For ages, it has been known for its medicinal uses in Ayurveda that makes it an effective remedy for several ailments. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, holy basil contains a range of natural antioxidants that can help protect the body tissues against free-radical damage. Tulsi in all forms- dried, fresh and powdered has several healing properties. Chewing on a few tulsi leaves regularly can be super beneficial for you, but did you know sipping on tulsi tea can be even better?Here are some reasons why you should definitely skip sipping on your regular tea and instead opt for tulsi tea-

 

1. Prevents Respiratory Disorders
 
Tulsi tea helps prevent certain respiratory illnesses ranging from cold and cough to bronchitis and asthma. It has immunomodulatory (helps to enhance immunity), antitussive (helps relieving cough) and expectorant (helps in expelling out the phlegm) properties that provide relief in the respiratory system. It has certain oils that help relieve congestion too.
 
 
2. Beats Stress
 
According to quite some studies, tulsi tea helps in maintaining normal levels of cortisol hormone in the body that is known as the stress hormone. It lowers the levels of cortisol, leaving you stress-free. In fact, it is known to subside various symptoms of depression, which may include anxiety.
 
3. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
 
Move over the regular milk tea and opt for this one as it helps lower the blood sugar levels significantly. Daily intake of tulsi tea may also help facilitate metabolism of carbs and fats, further ensuring that the sugar in the blood is utilized for energy.
 
 
4. Maintains Dental and Oral health
 
The presence of anti-microbial properties in tulsi tea help combat against harmful bacteria and germs in the mouth. Acting as a mouth freshener, it may curb bad breath too.
 
5. May Prove To Be Great For Patients With Arthritis
 
According to the book Healing Foods, Eugenol, a constituent of the oil in the basil has an anti-inflammatory effect on joints and the digestive tract.
 
 
How to make the perfect tulsi tea (Tulsi tea recipe)?
 
Tulsi tea is simple to make; all you need to do is to take a cup of water in a pan and add 2-3 basil leaves in it and bring it a boil. Let the water absorb its colour and flavour. After about three minutes, strain the tea in a glass. You can drink this tea as it is or add a teaspoon of honey and a half teaspoon of lemon juice in it for extra flavour and benefits. In fact, you can also add cardamom and ginger while preparing the tea.
 
So, go ahead and make some amazing tulsi tea for yourself and ensure a healthy and fit self!

 
 


 
 


 
More in Food & Health
Eggs for breakfast benefit those with Type 2 diabetes

According to the findings, a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those with T2D control blood sugar levels throughout the day.  

Recently posted . 4 views

Safe Workout, Fitness Tips for Pregnant Women

Scroll downs to find new tips for a safe workout and fitness during pregnancy.   One of the biggest stereotypes in our society ...

Recently posted . 11 views

10 Ways to Clean Yellow Teeth Naturally

Whether its intrinsic or extrinsic stains, tooth discoloration can cause a tremendous sense of insecurity of most people. That said, tooth discoloration can be a by...

Recently posted . 36 views

12 Easy Ways to Treat Swollen Gums Naturally

In medical terminology, swollen gums are known as gingival swelling or gingivitis. Many reasons can cause your gums to swell. Some of these causes include pregnancy...

Recently posted . 37 views

5 Unusual Biryanis You Should Try In Pune

To the point: Biryani is a touchy topic, and arguably so, since everyone has a favourite joint or a type of biryani they swear by. However, if you ...

Recently posted . 25 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Jim Rohn