In this article we will tell you something about supplements and focus on a specific one that comes from India: Tulsi. First of all we would like to make known that supplements can be divided in two major groups:
1. Supplements that will enhance your daily diet. So they contain more than one herbal ingredient plus specific vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
2. Supplements that are intended to support or prevent certain physical and mental conditions. Especially natural dietary supplements can have some healing properties.
Now let’s look at Tulsi and see what it can do for our health: it is definitely in the category number 2 as it can be used as a treatment for many specific body conditions.
What is Tulsi and what benefits does it have in herbal supplements?
One of the most fantastic herbal dietary supplements is containing TULSI. This article will explain what it is and why it is so beneficial for the human body and soul.
In India Tulsi is popular since more than 5000 years! It is also called HOLY BASIL and some even consider it as being “The Queen of Herbs.” Tulsi is sacred in India as it has healing powers.
As India is the country of gods and goddesses Tulsi is a godess in form of a plant which has spiritual and healing powers. There is a legend which states that no amount of gold can outweigh the power of god Krishna but a single leaf of Tulsi can do. The plant is grown in an earthenware pot in the garden in almost family home. The leaves are used for tea that has a lot of benefits for our health.
Tulsi has following Benefits:
Relief from respiratory disorders
Treatment of fever, asthma, lung disorders, heart diseases and stress
A few leaves placed in drinking water or foods can purify it and can kill the germs
Smelling the herb or keeping it planted in a pot indoors can protect the whole family from infections, coughs, colds and other viral infections.
Oral Care: Tulsi makes an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant. The freshness lasts for a very long time. Why? Holy Basil has the ability to destroy more than 99% of the germs and bacteria in the mouth and this effect can last all day. It also cures mouth ulcers.
In the Western world Tulsi became holy too but it was not anymore the “queen of herbs”, as the West is a patriarchal society, the herb was called “the King of Herbs”. It was considered to be a gift of Christ.
Tulsi is an Adaptogenic Herb
What does this mean? Adaptogens have the ability to support the natural immune system which will be weakened when there is stress or negative energy around. So the adaptogen is relieving the negative reaction which occurs in stressfull situation. Such adaptogenic herbs are used in the Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine since thousands of years. These herbs help to overcome the stressing parts of life that have physical, emotinal effects on us. They restore the emotional balance.
The Indian company Organic India brings the Tulsi Herbal Supplements benefits to the Western world with their teas and supplements. All the Tulsi herbal supplements are certified organic!
The Tulsi products include three varieties of Tulsi leaves: Rama, Vana, and Krishna.
These Tulsi leaves are not the same. Combined the right way they make a wonderful and enjoyable cup of herbal tea.