Tea, mind & body


Tulsi or Holy Basil is a herb native to India where it is valued as sacred plant. It is known for its adaptogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Tulsi contains many phyto-chemicals that counteract the negative effect of stress, support body’s immune response.

Holy Basil tea is a very popular Ayurvedic remedy to treat lung, digestive disorders, colds, coughs and headaches. Even though it contains no caffeine, it could very well substitute afternoon coffee or tea beverage. The spices in the tulsi tea helps to drive medicinal qualities of holy basil. One can substitute their favorite spices to the ones suggested below.

For milder flavour in summer months, licorice or rose petals could be used instead of ginger/clove/nutmeg.

Tulsi Masala Tea
2 tsp of organic Tulsi powder
½ tsp ginger powder or 1” piece of fresh ginger thinly sliced
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp nutmeg powder
¼ tsp clove powder

Infuse the above ingredients in 4-6 cups of boiling water for 20 minutes.
Strain and add honey or sweetener of your choice.
Drink while warm.

See also
Holy basil Plus

Neelam Toprani is an Ayurvedic researcher and the formulator of Sewanti herbal remedies and Padmashri massage oils. She has been studying various healing modalities and eastern spiritualties from many masters.

One of the objectives her Company is to take the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and translate it into practical solutions to improve the quality of life.

All the information on our products and their components is for general information only and was made with the best of our knowldege. It does not claim in any way of suggesting a diagnosis or a treatment.