Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil)


Please note: Tulsi (Holy Basil) is considered safe to use but may interact with anticoagulant medication and Eugenol. Check with your doctor to ensure safe use if pregnant or on medication.

All Herbal Infusions include unbleached, plastic free tea bags

Tulsi aka Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum) is an aromatic shrub in the basil family Lamiaceae (Tribe Ocimeae). Tulsi is thought to have originated in North Central India and now grows native throughout the eastern world tropics. Within the Ayurveda practice of health, Tulsi is known as “The Incomparable One”, “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs” and is revered as an “elixir of life”. Tulsi really is a holy basil!

Country of origin: India

Eco-Friendly: Our tubes are 100% recyclable (cardboard) also our block bags and inner packets are 100% home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards (made from vegetable starch)



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How to use

Tulsi (Holy Basil) can be used both as a culinary herb to season food and a herbal infusion (tea).

1. Use Tulsi (Holy Basil) to flavour dishes like pulses, grains, salads and stews.
2. Experiment! Mix with other Aja & Nova Organic herbs to find out what works best for you!

To make a tea:
1. Use a ratio of 1-2 tsp (1-2g) of Tulsi (Holy Basil) to 1 cup (250ml) of water.
2. Boil the water using a kettle or pot.
3. Add herbs to a teapot then add boiled water or add herbs to a pot of boiled water (heat switched off).
4. Cover and allow to sit for 3 – 5 mins then strain and serve.
5. You can add citrus and natural sweeteners for extra flavour, we do not recommend using sugar.

Nutritional information/uses

Herbalists may recommend Tulsi for:

Diabetes or to reduce blood sugar. Early research suggests that a holy basil leaf extract might decrease blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.

Tulsi has been shown to affect a type of persistent anxiety marked by exaggerated worry and tension (generalized anxiety disorder or GAD). Early research suggests that taking holy basil leaf extract twice daily after meals reduces anxiety, stress, and depression in people with GAD.

Tulsi contains the following constituents in varied amounts.

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Oleanolic acid
Ursolic acid

Aja Nova Organic limited makes no medicinal claims about our herbal products.

Always check with a licensed herbalist or practitioner/doctor when using herbal supplements for specific issues or if on medication or pregnant.

This is for information purposes only.


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