Nurture your throat with Tulsi tea
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Tulsi (Holi Basil) is right named the “Queen of Herbs”. It holds sacred place in Indian household and in the league of medicinal herbs. Tulsi herb holds immense therapeutic benefits. It can be consumed in varied forms like fresh leaves, dried or powdered. It is a non-toxic herb that normalizes bodily processes.
A sip of tulsi tea is soothing and relaxing. It is not just delicious but also full of medicinal goodness that leaves its rapid effect. Tulsi tea helps us in following ways –
- Tulsi leaves come loaded with an active ingredient called ‘Eugenol’that infuses vitality to the body. It also has carvacrol and ursolic acid that keeps throat free of microbial infection.
- Antioxidants-rich Tulsi tea fights free radicals that cause degenerative damage to body.
- One of the significant features of Tulsi tea is its immunomodulatory ability that helps in protecting from mild coughs, colds, asthma and bronchitis.
- Tulsi tea acts as antitussive that refers to suppression of cough. It also acts as expectorant by helping in expulsion of phlegm.
- Sore throat lead to severe congestion that can be cured with the help essential oils such as eugenol, camphene, and cineole present in tulsi tea.
- The anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of tulsi tea keep throat and respiratory tract free of allergies and inflammations.
- Throat infections caused by fungus, protozoa and bacteria get treated by tulsi tea, also preventing onset of mild fevers.
More than a Throat Remedy
Benefits of Tulsi tea go beyond nurturing of throat. This versatile herb also promotes oral and dental health by fighting dental bacteria and germs. Chewing of tulsi leaves refreshes mouth and prevents mouth ulcers.
Another benefit of tulsi tea is towards healthy and shiny skin. If effectively fights free radicals and minimizes its negative effects. It also reduces scalp’s dryness and hair fall.
Tulsi tea gives respite from headaches.It increases bodily stamina and keeps mind agile. The therapeutic aroma of tulsi tea relieves from migraine and headaches due to other reasons.
How to Prepare Tulsi Tea
- 10 to 12 raw or dry Tulsi leaves
- 1 clove
- 2 grains of black pepper (whole)
- One-fourth teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 4 cups of water
- 3 teaspoons of honey
- A dash of lemon juice (optional)
Dry roast pepper, cumin seeds and clove on hot pan and powder them coarsely. Add finely chopped tulsi leaves and pound further. Add this coarse powder to 4 cups of water and boil until it gets reduced to half of its quantity. Sieve this concoction and add honey to it. Add lemon juice if needed and consume while it is still warm.
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