If you’re looking for a relaxing, tasty blend that might reduce stress while reportedly also improving things like intuition, then this Holy Basil herbal tea recipe could be for you. It contains three members of the mint family, one of which is Holy Basil (sometimes referred to as Tulsi).
Holy Basil is a sacred plant in India, and it has been used and worshipped there for thousands of years. It is said to improve the function of the “third eye” chakra, but even if you aren’t into the “woo” factor – you’ll likely still want to check this plant out.
Many people report that Holy Basil instills a sense of calm without affecting the clarity of thought. Many also say that it actually improves their ability to focus and concentrate…. but this information is subjective, and it might not work this way for you.
*Holy Basil Can Alter Blood Sugar*
Important note: Below we’ve provided a recipe that we’ve used in the past… But you must consult with your doctor and do thorough research before attempting to use it or make it for yourself. We are not medical professionals and we are not giving this recipe in an attempt to offer medical advice. While we enjoy opening people up to the world of herbs, and we do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This blend is not guaranteed or scientifically proven to be effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
What You’ll Need
- 3 TBSP dried Holy basil
- 3 TBSP dried Peppermint
- 3 TBSP Lemon balm
- This will give you roughly ten servings
How to Make It
Members of the mint family contain high amounts of volatile oils. Herbs like this require far less steeping time than when you are working with roots or nutritive herbs. Any herbs that are very fragrant typically fall into this class.
- Thoroughly mix all of the herbs together
- Measure out a heaping teaspoon of your blend
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil
- Pour the hot water over your herbs
- Let steep for 5 minutes
- Strain and drink
When you’re working with fragrant herbs that require short steeping times, a “tea ball” can be particularly useful. These devices make the straining process much more manageable. You can also make your own tea bags to make the brewing process more convenient.