Indian herbs are well-known for their immense healing and medicinal properties. One such herb of great importance is Tulsi. Holy Basil or Tulsi is an ancient herb traditionally used as Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of medical conditions. In addition to preventing from cold and cough, tulsi leaves acts as a natural remedy for weight loss.
The leaves of this medicinal plant can help in reviving your metabolism. For the uninitiated, the faster your metabolism, the more calories you will burn. Adding tulsi in daily diet can eliminate toxins from body and aid nutrient absorption. Additionally, Basil is not only low in calories but is high in essential nutrients too.
The easiest way to include Tulsi leaves in daily diet is to soak them in water overnight and drink it in the morning. You can also add mint leaves and lemon juice to it. However, many people don’t like its astringent taste.
Recipe for Tulsi Tea
Ingredients: 4-5 holy basil leaves, 1 cup of water.
- Steep the holy basil leaves in boiling water for at least a minute.
- Strain the tea in a cup.
- Add honey after pouring the tea in a cup.
You can drink this tea twice a day for better results.