Tulsi Tea: The Sleep Aid You Didn’t Know About
Tulsi is a central herb in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India. It is used as an adaptogen which helps the body respond to stressors. Adaptogens are herbs and other plants that may help you handle mental, physical or chemical stress.
- Holy Basil
- Queen of Herbs
- The Incomparable One
- Elixir of Life
… These are just a few nicknames to elevate tulsi, a calming herb central to a few of our infusions, to its rightful place. Tulsi tea, packed with antioxidants, is an herb that produces relaxation effects. Everyone knows about chamomile, but tulsi has been used for relaxation and sleep aid for centuries. In short, it is the sleep aid tea you didn’t know about!
It may also provide strong anti-inflammatory effects; studies show anti-inflammatory activity could even be comparable to ibuprofen.
In Ayurvedic practice, common uses of tulsi include treatments for:
- Colds, congestion, cough, sore throat
- Insect bites
- Joint pain
Beyond herbal tea, this herb may be taken in dried powder form and is used in cooking many traditional dishes in India.
Naturally caffeine-free with a fresh minty taste, tulsi is a great beverage to incorporate into your daily diet to help you relax and unwind after the hectic holiday season. Try these flavor-packed, good-for-you herbal infusions:
Check out our collection of Tulsi Sleep Aid Teas
Harmony Tulsi Herbal Tea
This calming, complex yet harmonious brew is light meets dark. Lemon verbena and rose offer high notes. Ginger and cinnamon provide a little spice and depth. Apple smooths out the flavor, creating harmony. A delicious post-holiday detox tea.
Orange Spice Tulsi Herbal Tea
This is anything but your usual orange-spice blend. This delightful herbal tea is warming and bright. Herbaceous notes ground and balance bright notes of citrus and warming spices, while red peppercorns lend an unexpected to the blend.
Tropical Tulsi Herbal Tea
This infusion’s aroma is as exotic as its appearance, as it boasts not only a profusion of fruit notes but also a flamboyant array of colors. Its lush tropical flavor balances strong notes of papaya with the sweetness and body of apple bits, the cherry-like tart-sweetness of rosehips and the more familiar flavor of orange peel.