June 14, 2011

Tulsi Tea Benefits And Side Effects

In addition to delicious taste, tulsi tea is has amazing healing effects on the human body and soul.
Tulsi tea is made from the tulsi herb which is also known as holy basil. Tulsi tea comes from India and is now growing popular in the West.

To make tulsi tea, prepare it like 'normal black' tea. Infuse the tulsi in gently boiled water and let it steep for a couple of minutes. It is particularly refreshing in the summer enjoyed cold with ice and a squirt of lemon. The tea itself tastes good and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.  

The Amazing Benefits of Tulsi tea
It is stated in ayurvedic, the traditional healing method of India, that Tulsi has anti-stress and adaptogenic qualities. Tulsi can clean the heart and lung tissue. Tulsi tea also has a pulmonary and bronchial rejuvenating effect as well as tranquilizing effect reducing agitation of the nerves.

Tulsi tea has no any caffein and the antioxidants in it can protect your body from disease by neutralizing free radicals. It also strengthens your immune system which is your body's main way to fight disease. This tea can also relieve joint inflammation and arthritis.

Tulsi tea is also popular for its calming effect. So, make a commitment to your health today and enjoy a cup of tulsi tea every day. 

Side-effects of Tulsi Tea:
Several side-effects may appear when drinking tulsi tea :
  • Tulsi is an anticoagulant, also called a blood thinner. While this effect can be desirable in some cases, it can be considered an undesirable side-effect in others.  Tulsi should be avoided or used with caution by anyone taking other blood-thinning medications, in order to prevent interactions or cumulative effects.
  • Chromium contamination - tulsi has a high tolerance for chromium, at levels which would kill most plants; the chromium, which is toxic to humans, can be taken up by the plant, reaching dangerous concentration. Consumption of contaminated tulsi tea can result in poisoning. .
  • Unknown safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding - There is conflicting information about the safety of tulsi during pregnancy. While a number of sources claim that it is safe, others recommend more caution. Tulsi's anticoagulant properties need to be considered late in pregnancy.
Tulsi tea is relatively safe for most people to consume in moderation. However, its use in western cultures is relatively new

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Alex said...

I hear it has fat melting qualities-can you clarify?

Anonymous said...

that's because it supposedly balances your metabolism - if a person with an unbalanced or abnormal metabolism begins drinking tulsi tea regularly, then they experience an initial weight loss when they first start drinking the tea.

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