Sunday, 16 March 2014

Tulsi Leaf Powder

What is Tulsi Powder? You may know it better as Holy Basil.

Tulsi Powder has several benefits:

leaf Relieves stress
leaf Acts a an adaptogen
leaf Bolsters immunity
leaf Enhances stamina
leaf Provides support during cold season
leaf Promotes healthy metabolism
leaf A natural immune-modulator

                     My new addition to my morning shakes.

New food find. On my mini vacation to Victoria I visited the Home Sense store there. I was looking for the sprouted broccoli seed powder I had found months earlier ( and blogged about earlier) I did not find any on this tirip, however as always Home Sense never seizes to amaze me as  I found this. Tulsi powder AKA basil powder. The most sacred herb of all of India.

The holy Tulsi, also known as the “queen of herbs”. This sacred plant is found in almost every Indian household. Tulsi has been used in India for around 5000 years and is acclaimed for its healing properties of the mind, body and spirit. Tulsi has been widely popular in South Asian countries for many centuries and now is also gaining popularity in the West.

The scientific name of Tulsi is Ocimum Tenuiflorum and is its English term in Basil. There are three variants of Tulsi; Rama Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi and Vana Tulsi. Each of the variants has its own distinctive taste. The parts of Tulsi generally used are its leaves, seeds and dried roots.
Tulsi has played a significant role in the history of mankind due to the multitude of benefits that it possesses and uses it offers. The extract obtained from the plants is used to cure various diseases such as common cold, inflammation, malaria, heart diseases and many more. Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial compounds and possess strong antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, adaptogenic and immune enhancing properties. Tulsi also aids in the purification of atmosphere. It has been used for centuries as an important component of Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties. Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogenic, balancing different processes in the body and enabling the body to adapt to stress. Marked by its strong aroma and astringent taste, it is regarded in Ayurveda as an “elixir of life” and is well known to promote longevity. It is because of these numerous benefits that “tulsi medicinal plant” is worshiped as a goddess in India!

My new addition to my windowsill 

 Greek Basil tree. From Art & Knapp. Fresh herbs add so much in depth flavor verses dried varieties. If you can grow your own, I encourage you to do so.
If not buy them fresh for the most flavor. Also herbs have many health benefits , use many as much as possible.

Check out these websites below on why I add this superfood to my daily meals. May you find many superfoods and add them to your day for your good health whether fresh or in dried/powdered form and mostly may you be Nutritionally Well. 

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    Health benefits of Basil or Tulsi | Value Food
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    1 comment:

    1. Tulsi is a very sacred plant worshiped in India. the citizens almost daily in the morning, worship the plant and start their day to day activities.And in your website and your post have nice information about the Holy-Basil-Tulsi. Holy Basil leaf extract functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. It does this by regulating the body’s production of the stress hormone, cortisol. By helping the body to cope with stress, Holy Basil also supports the immune system.We can also use as a medicine like Holy Basil Extract medicine
      , Holy Basil Vegetarian Capsules
      Ayurvedic medicine Holy Basil