Vaidya Mishra's Knowledge Newsletter
Tulsi tea is a delicious way to stimulate digestion, reduce kapha and vata, improve immunity, and increase sattwa (spiritual purity) in life.
This is especially true with Vaidya Mishra's Tulsi Tea, which offers the full energy of this powerful herb in combination with five other balancing herbs.
You can go to your local Indian store and get tulsi tea for next to nothing. It will have some flavor, and you will get some benefit from the herb. But chances are you will be taking tulsi which was raised non-organically, stored carelessly and may be quite old and lacking in energy.
Vaidya Mishra's Tulsi Tea is energetically vibrant. You can feel the divine vibration of the tulsi plant when you sip this delicious tea. In addition, the harsingar flowers (Lord Shiva's favorite flowers) lend even more divinity to this subtle tea.
Lavender calms the mind, rosemary stimulates dehagni (cellular metabolism) and peppermint opens the channels. The combination of these herbs, which are all fresh and bursting with flavor, gives a balanced blend that your palate will love.
Why settle for dead tulsi tea? With Vaidya Mishra's Tulsi Tea, you can experience the full flavor and healing properties of an ancient Ayurvedic recipe.
Tulsi (ocimum sanctum, ocimum tenuiflorum) is known as holy basil. The Sanskrit text, Bhava Prakash, describes tulsi as katuka (pungent), tikta (bitter), hridya (good for the heart), ushna (warming), dipani (stimulating digestion and metabolism) and kaphavatajit (reducing kapha and vata).
It also says that tulsi is bhutaghni (helpful in removing pathogenic microbes). In addition, tulsi has a divine vibration (devadundubhi) and is sometimes called surasa (liked by the gods).
The Sanskrit name is tulasi, which means "beyond compare." The purity of divine energy found in the tulsi plant truly is beyond compare.
You will enjoy hearing the ancient story of tulsi as told by Vaidya Mishra in his 23 minute audio download. In the same audio file, you can also study word by word, the Sanskrit description of tulsi from Bhava Prakash.
Don't miss the opportunity to download this 99¢ MP3 file and listen to it on you iPod many times until you are familiar with the concepts and properties of tulsi as described by the source text.
You may not want to drink lots of Tulsi Tea in the summer, or if your constitution has a lot of pitta. Tulsi is heating.
This tea is good for stimulating digestion, and if you have a cold, it clears the ama (partially digested food material in the system) and burns kapha and makes it hard for the bugs in your system to thrive.
However, you should be careful if you have high pitta, or strong digestion already. This tea could increase your digestion too much, or even cause burning in the body. Bhava Prakash says that tulsi is dahapittakrit (able to cause burning and increase pitta).
Holy Basil, Sweet Basil, Peppermint, Harsingar flowers, Lavender flowers, Rosemary
Choose between 4 oz. and 2 oz. (loose tea)
Boil 1/2 tsp. of the tea for 3 minutes in 8 oz. water and sip slowly.
Use under the guidance of a Shaka Vansya Ayurveda practitioner. As with all herbs, please consult with your physician before using.
The Following Products Contain Tulsi as an Ingredient
This product and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All of the information above is intended for educational purposes only and may not be used to replace or complement medical advice.
Posted by John on 17th Mar 2015
Hands down my favorite tea.
Wonderful taste and aroma .
Added feature: it helps the lungs and clears phlegm.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2014
Firstly, I have been using Tulsi Tea since my early trips to Nepal in the 70's & 80's. The tea helped greatly to subdue breathing and phlam issues resulting from the dust-in-the-air in Nepal and India.
The SVA Tulsi Tea mixture of Tulsi & Friends (Sweet Basil, Peppermint, Harsingar flowers, Lavender flowers, Rosemary) has provided a healing and aromatic combination that is unlike the usual Tulsi Only Tea Mixture. I highly recommend this product. Sometimes I add a little Mum's Chai for additional flavor.