Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) is very sacred in the Vedic tradition, where the plant is considered the “Queen of Herbs.”
Tulsi has been used for centuries and is a powerful ally to support
immunity, stress response, anti-aging, and the body's natural
Tulsi works to help support healthy cortisol levels by mitigating stress. Called “the stress hormone,” cortisol regulates and controls the influence of many of the physical and emotional changes that occur in the body in response to stress.
Regular use of Tulsi helps to balance the body on all levels and support its response to every day stressors.
Tulsi creates a general sense of well-being, working to boost energy and enhance focus in order to deal with ongoing conflict and stress.
She is typically used for:
The anti-aging properties of Tulsi have been revered in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Studies have found that Tulsi is protective against oxidative damage and reduces free radicals, while it balances antioxidant enzymes.
Ayurvedic medicine has also used Tulsi
for circulation, normalising blood pressure, for fevers, ringworm,
hives, eczema, wounds, ulcers, staph infections & leprosy! She truly
is a wonder herb!
Tulsi is rich in vitamin K and antioxidants, iron, vitamin C, magnesium and a whole slew of phyto-nutrients.
Tulsi benefits hair by stimulating blood circulation and promoting hair growth amongst others. And she benefits the skin by preventing blackheads, acne and relieves skin infections, to name a few.
Because Tulsi's adaptogenic properties are known to induce relaxation, people who take drugs that also cause drowsiness should not use holy basil. Nor recommended for people who take anti-coagulants (drugs that slow down blood clotting).
Emotionally/spiritually, Tulsi is a mover - not only emotionally, but physically also. She helps to bring a greater understanding of our own nature and helps to
harmonize our emotional, physical, and spiritual lives so that we can
perceive the world as part of a sacred whole.
Tinctures are a liquid extract made by steeping fresh organic herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are the most concentrated form of herbal medicine and if taking internally (consult a herbalist) are best taken under the tongue where they directly enter the blood stream. They are very strong and may be taken diluted in water, juice or tea.
Dilute in water to the ratio of 2.5 ml of tincture to 1/2 cup of water.
Ingredients: organically grown, sustainably harvested Tulsi leaves & flowers, Kerikeri-made pure alcohol.