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Holy Basil: The Queen of Stress-Reducing Herbs

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Three of my favorite Organic India blends are Tulsi Sweet Rose, Tulsi Green Tea, Tulsi Peppermint.


Tulsi Sweet Rose: Don’t be fooled by the smell of this tea bag before you brew it. It has a strong floral note before steeping, but after brewing it becomes mild, sweet and rather yummy. A strong brew of Organic India’s Sweet Rose is particularly wonderful chilled on a hot day.


Tulsi Green Tea: Although it may seem counterintuitive to mix a stimulant like green tea with an adaptogen like Tulsi, Organic India’s Tulsi Green Tea mix is one of my favorite blends for when I need a little morning encouragement. I find caffeine jarring to my system, but this blend seems to make me coherent without the jitters.


Tulsi Peppermint: Particularly good for an upset stomach or if you’re dealing with a cold. One of those teas I always like to have in the cupboard.


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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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10:03AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

I drink Organic India holy basil teas as well. They are wonderful for everything, I started drinking it for a natural remedy for blood pressure from injuries from a auto accident. It has helped tremendously. A dear friend also sent me some fresh whole leaf Tulsi tea she purchased when she went to see Amma which is wonderful, she also sent me some tulsi seeds to plant! ;)

9:01PM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Basil is not only tasty but very healthy!

11:51PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Thank for the article.There another variety of herb you find in Asian countries known as Adathoda, Kothamalie. Valmee. The Ayurveda medicines .Good for Cough.Those are home gardening herbal plants.

11:10AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

good to know.

9:50PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

~Very interesting, would like to try some of the herbs sometime~

7:50PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Thanks. I have grown this wonderful herb...just wish the seeds were larger and easier to handle.

6:47PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

Great thank you.

8:55PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011


9:13AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Tulsi also usefull for cough

5:59AM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

Thanks for the useful information...

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