The Thulasi plant has always been a quintessential part of life in south India. Traditionally, it always was there right in front of residences and had a reserved spot with its own unique architecture – called the ‘Thulasi Thara’. It was there to greet everyone on their way into or out of the house. This aromatic herb is a beautiful one too; the bluish stems contrasting with its unusual shade of green makes it stand apart! Thulasi has a very significant place amongst many religious practices and in some parts of the world, it is known as Holy Basil.
Thulasi – A living disinfectant!
In India, the medicinal properties of Thulasi are well known. It is consumed as an herbal tea and is a common Ayurvedic ingredient. Thulasi has been mentioned in the ancient ayurvedic text – Charaka Samhita and is regarded as the elixir of life. Thulasi is an adaptogen – which means that it brings balance to various processes in the body and helps in stress adaptation.
The benefits of Thulasi are endless to list. It is an excellent mouth freshener, dissolves kidney stones and has very potent germicidal, fungicidal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties. It helps cure fever and protects the heart too, as Thulasi has a powerful anti-oxidant component called Eugenol. Eating Thulasi leaves on an empty stomach is very beneficial to the entire body. The herb also finds its place in face packs for its benefits imparted to the skin. Thulasi also has tremendous healing properties. Thulasi is great for healthy teeth and its astringent properties make the gums stronger! Just a few leaves of Thulasi added to water or food, disinfects it. Even the very smell of this plant growing at home can protect your family from infections, cough and cold! Thulasi is also a rich source of vitamin C which helps ward off colds and flus – very handy during the rainy season.
Our Thulasi beverage is called ‘Thulasi Coffee’. Yet surprisingly, it has got no coffee beans in it! All natural and Caffeine free – even better! It tastes wonderful of course and has that intense wonderful herbal feeling about it.Feel like some today?