Tulsi Turmeric Ginger is one of our favourite teas; popular all year round, but especially during the colder months! This blend is so beautifully balanced, it just feels right on ALL levels. The main ingredients are a dead giveaway as to the potent Ayurvedic power this tea possesses:
Tulsi = ‘The Queen of Herbs’
Turmeric = ‘The King of Spices’
Ginger = ‘The Universal Medicine’
These three Ayurvedic Big Guns are beautifully balanced with a little Cinnamon, Pepper, Liquorice and Cloves to create a deliciously warming rejuvenator that will keep you fighting fit all year round (but is particularly wonderful for Winter!)
The combination of these Ayurvedic herbs provides something truly special for our health and wellbeing in the following ways:
Supports and reinforces the immune system. This tea blend is packed full of immunomodulators: substances that stimulate or regulate the immune system. A great tea to drink throughout the Winter months to help protect and also fight off illness.
Enhances digestion. These warming herbs are known to rekindle the digestive fire. Poor digestion is often associated with many conditions such as bloating, fatigue, poor nutrient absorption, lowered immunity, food intolerances, sleep issues, toxin accumulation and eventually disease. Drinking hot herbal teas with digestion-enhancing herbs is a wonderful thing we are doing for our health!
Improves liver function. Turmeric, or more specifically, Curcumin is well known as a famous liver spice. Oxidative stress is a key cause of liver damage, caused by such things as alcohol, drugs, viral infections, environmental pollutants and diet. The antioxidant abilities of Curcumin and also Tulsi may assist by protecting your liver from toxin induced damage.
Promotes toxin removal. These warming herbs also support the body’s natural cleansing processes, helping to avoid toxic overload, bloating, poor immunity, inflammation and associated illness.
Great for Skin – These herbs are wonderful for inflammatory skin issues such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Herbs such as Turmeric and Tulsi are known for their ability to prevent and relieve inflammation, which often manifests as red, irritated skin conditions.
Supports healthy lungs, drying up mucous, supporting asthma (anti-inflammatory). Warming herbs such as Tulsi, Turmeric, Ginger and Pepper are well renowned for being able to remedy damp, cold conditions in the body, so are great for coughs, colds and other lung-related issues.
Promotes stress relief – and builds stress resilience over time while being mood enhancing. Tulsi and Liquorice are famous adaptogens; these are a special type of herb that promotes the body’s ability to adapt to any type of stressor whether it be physical, mental, emotional, environmental (e.g. pollution), disease or poor lifestyle habits.
AND, I am sure you will agree, this blend of Ayurvedic kings and queens is not just great for your health, it is absolutely delicious!
About the Author: Sarah Holloway is an ORGANIC INDIA team member with a keen interest in Ayurveda and a background in environmental resource management. She is a proud Aunty and lives near Byron Bay with her husband and beloved pooch.
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