Tulsi Queen of Herbs, the legendary "Incomparable One" of India, is one of the holiest
and most cherished of the many healing and health-giving herbs of the Orient. Tulsi is
renowned for its religious and spiritual sanctity, as well as for its central role in
the traditional Ayurvedic and Unani systems of holistic health and herbal medicine of the
East. An astonishing array of health promoting, disease preventing and life prolonging
properties of Tulsi have been described and documented over five millennia and, in the
past few decades, many of these benefits have been investigated and verified by modern
scientific research. Tulsi is most commonly prepared for consumption as a simple tea,
and is often blended with other herbs for various medicinal and culinary purposes.
Scientific research indicates that Tulsi offers the following benefits:
- Holistic Health Promotion.
Enhances general health and well-being, having positive overall effects on the body and mind.
- Stress Resilience.
Increases the capacity to cope and adapt to changing and challenging environments, and reduces the negative physical and psychological effects of stress (adaptogenic).
- Energy and Performance.
Improves stamina and endurance, and increases the body's efficiency in using oxygen. Enhances protein synthesis and strength.
- Anti-Aging Effects.
Helps retain (and regain!) youthful vigour, and slows the biological aging process by reducing the impact of physiological aging factors.
Provides significant antioxidant and free radical scavenging protection. Neutralizes dangerous biochemicals that contribute to premature aging, cancer, and degenerative diseases.
- Radiation Protection.
Reduces the cell and tissue damage caused by harmful rays of the sun, TV, computers, X-rays, radiation therapy, high altitude air travel, etc.
- Immunity Tune-Up.
Strengthens and modulates the immune system. Reduces allergic histamine, asthmatic and other adverse immune reactions.
- Anti-inflammatory Action.
Reduces the painful and dangerous inflammation that plays a key role in various forms of arthritis, cancer and degenerative neurological disorders.
- Antibiotic Protection.
Offers significant natural antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties and is, thereby, helpful in treating many serious systemic diseases, as well as localized infections.
- Liver Support.
Generally contributes to healthy liver function, improves the metabolic breakdown and elimination of dangerous chemicals in the blood, and counteracts various liver diseases.
- Lung and Bronchial Support.
In addition to contributing generally to respiratory health, Tulsi has been shown to be helpful in the treatment of a variety of serious allergic, inflammatory and infectious disorders affecting the lungs and related tissues.
Contains vitamins C and A, and minerals calcium, zinc and iron, as well as chlorophyll and many other phytonutrients. It also enhances the efficient digestion, absorption and use of nutrients from food and other herbs.
- Allopathic Medicine Complement.
Enhances the effectiveness and reduces the negative and often dangerous side effects of many standard modern medical treatments.
- Heart and Vascular Protection.
Lowers dangerous cholesterol and stress-related high blood pressure, protects the heart and blood vessels, and has mild blood thinning qualities, thereby decreasing the likelihood of strokes.
- And, as if that weren't enough, among its many other benefits, Tulsi also lowers fevers, reduces nausea, vomiting and cramping, protects against gastric ulcers, lowers dangerous blood sugar levels in diabetics, diminishes "bad breath," and repels mosquitoes!
Source: Tea Affair