Tulsi (Holy Basil) is called "The Queen of Herbs" for its cleansing and therapeutic properties. Its benefits have long been recognized in both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. In the ancient Vedic Bhagavata Purana text, Tulsi, called "Queen of Herbs," is said to be the plant embodiment of Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu and the goddess of purity, generosity, and wealth. In the Western traditions, legend has it that this basil herb was found growing around Christ's tomb after his resurrection. It became known as "holy" basil and was routinely included in early Christian offerings and rituals.
Whatever its origins, Eastern and Western traditions recognize the power of this fragment, purifying herb to burn away stress and negativity. Tulsi/Holy Basil's many uses also include supporting purification, refreshment, and tranquility. For those seeking a relaxing purifying ritual, try a hot mug of Tulsi Tea for peace and reflection with four kinds available for all palettes:
- Akshar holy basil, ginger & lemongrass green Tea for those who like a complex tea with ginger's added benefits, which natural practitioners often recommend for potential immune-boosting properties.
- Indian Hibiscus Tulsi Tea combines the benefits of Tulsi with the Antioxidants properties of Hibiscus.
- Or, start your day with a robust Tulsi Breakfast Tea with a mild caffeine boost for energy.
Our daily lives are filled with many challenges, stressors, and toxins; Holy Basil can help support a path to a more peaceful, pure, and calm existence.