DIY TULSI – INDIAN BASIL TEA RECIPE

by THE INDIAN SPOT

Hot tea made with natural ingredients like tulsi and lemon is extremely soothing for the throat as the leaves of tulsi help to fight off the germs. It is also a refreshing morning drink which cleanses the intestines effectively.

DIY TULSI - INDIAN BASIL TEA RECIPE

 

Tulsi tea has a long list of benefits:

Tulsi tea does wonders in several respiratory illnesses ranging from things as simple as mild colds and coughs to bronchitis and asthma. Basil is an important ingredient in cough syrups and expectorants. Chewing on basil leaves can relieve colds and flu symptoms. Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as a tonic or used as a gargle when you have a sore throat.

Tulsi extract found in the herbal tea is abundant in magnesium, which is a vital nutrient required for the prevention of heart disease. The magnesium in holy basil helps our blood vessels work properly. Due to its anti-microbial properties, tulsi tea can be used in treating mild fever conditions, and helps speed up recovery from major infectious fevers like dengue and malaria.

This aromatic herb has excellent benefits in promoting dental and oral health. As it contains antimicrobial properties, the compounds in holy basil tea help fight germs and bacteria in the oral cavity. It also prevents bad breath and acts as a mouth freshener. Loaded with anti-oxidants and other nutrients, tulsi tea is also beneficial for maintaining beautiful, healthy skin.

Considering how beneficial tulsi tea is, it is important to incorporate this herbal tea in our daily routine. Read on to know the recipe or Tulsi or Indian Basil Tea.

Things you need:

  • 10-15 fresh tulsi leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ cup water

Method:

  • Add the basil leaves in 1½ cups of water.
  • Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and add the lemon juice.
  • Serve warm.

Note: You may also crush the leaves before adding in the water, this will ensure maximum components from the leaves are extracted.

 

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