Three Holy Basil Herbal Tea, Organic & Fair Trade
Tulsi means “the incomparable one”
Organic, Fair Trade: 4oz. for $7
Pictured here we have a beautiful teapot depicting the Vedic myths, flanked on one side by the diety Rama (left) and baby Krishna on the right, in the Vana forest where Krishna is known to frolic. It is these three emanations of the same one divine truth that is expressed in manifold forms, arts, beads, and herbs. We present for your teapots the three holy basils known as the elixirs of the yogis. These are spiritual and physically relaxing herbal teas, of the highest certified organic quality. Tulsi is a divine avatar of Brinda, a pious detvotee of Lord Vishnu, and she is blessed to be worshiped in the form of the Tulsi plant. Like the herbal tea, she possessed divine sattvic (pure) qualities she had lived her life by, Vishnu had further said that since she was a sincere devotee, no ceremony or offering made to him would be complete unless accompanied by a few leaves of the Tulsi plant.
“Considered sharp in taste and energy, Ayurvedically speaking, the leaves of the plant have a high Pitta content (fire element) and less of both Vata (air element) and Kapha (earth and water element). Being both anti-bacterial and antiseptic, it helps combat colds, coughs, sinus congestion, fevers and abdominal distention. Basil also helps to clear the nasal passages of phlegm thereby regulating and improving the flow of breath. Applied externally after crushing the leaves, it will also heal fungal infections.
This miracle herb also helps in improving digestion and the facilitation of proper absorption of nutrients in the system. Traditionally considered and revered to be holy, it is said to have a calming influence on both the heart and mind bringing about clarity of thought and speech.”
“It works as an adaptogen, providing protection from the effects of stress by supporting the naturally occurring adaptive responses of the mind-body to psychological and physical challenges from the environment.”protective effects of adaptogens prevent the onset of many more illnesses than they actually heal. Tulsi is thought to strengthen the immune system, increasing antibody production with its antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It is used to treat colds, headaches, digestive disorders, inflammation, heart disease, and various forms of poisoning. The ancient Vedic scriptures include many references to tulsi. They tell how Brahma is believed to reside in its roots, Vishnu in the stems and leaves, and Shiva in the flowering tops. According to some legends, tulsi is especially sacred to Vishnu, who was quite fond of it. Two of the three varieties of the herb are therefore known as Krishna tulsi and Rama tulsi. (Krishna and Rama are the human incarnations of Vishnu.) The third, Vana tulsi, is named after the sacred forest where Krishna was believed to have lived.
Women throughout India worship tulsi (or tulsi-devi, as they often refer to it) as an embodiment of the Mother Goddess. Some perform a puja (an elaborate daily ceremony) that involves praying and singing praise to the Goddess while pouring holy water on the plant. They invoke tulsi to open the heart and mind, increase prana (life energy), and foster greater love, devotion, faith, compassion, and clarity. Through puja, the Goddess is believed to clear the aura and provide divine protection. Tulsi is so revered that both men and women wear necklaces of 108 beads carved from its stems to provide them with spiritual protection and nourishment, as well as to bring lightness and consciousness into their being.
A simple tea infusion is the best way to absorb tulsi’s benefits, which include overall well-being, improved stamina and endurance, and increased sattvic (spiritual) energy. Tulsi is available in tea bags at Indian and Ayurvedic markets; its sattvic properties are more pronounced when it is grown organically.” – From The Yogi Journal*
*The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.