The stress associated with our modern lifestyle is ever increasing. You may find that to manage the extremes you experience on mental, emotional, behavioral or physical levels are overwhelming. Do you notice that coping seems beyond you? Do you deal with brain fog, feeling burned out, or deal with a constant feeling of tension and irritation. Is your sleep so disrupted that you never seem to relax and recover?

Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is one of India’s sacred medicinal plants.

It’s known to provide significant comfort, acting as a natural painkiller, breathing treatment, and anti-inflammatory. It is also an important and effective antioxidant as well.

Stress is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean we need to let it make us sick. A  holy basil beverage on a regular basis can help ease the mind. Here’s why:

  • Holy basil helps to stabilize blood sugar and cholesterol ratios. It is protective to the liver too. Holy basil also appears to be of benefit due to certain antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
  • Scientific research has proven holy basil’s positive effect on stressed people. Stress symptoms like tension headaches, exhaustion, accelerated pulse, gastrointestinal issues, irritability, withdrawal, insomnia, low sex drive, and poor concentration have shown marked improvement in clinical studies investigating holy basil benefits.
  • Holy basil is an adaptogenic herb that soothes and refreshes the adrenal glands. It fosters “peace” or homeostasis in the body. Holy basil appears to help epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin levels. Think of the advantage you’ll have, managing these neurotransmitters with holy basil, rather than prescription antidepressants!

Try holy basil (tulsi)  rather than your regular cup of coffee this morning. You may find you’re more productive, when you make it a point to encourage stress relief, rather than stimulation. And you’ll enjoy important health benefits as well.

Read the full article here: Holy Basil – The Elixir of Life