Tulsi, or holy basil, is a type of herb that is typically consumed in India as a tea, but is gradually making its way to other parts of the world. The herb is thought to help people better adapt to types of stress (physical, emotional, mental and environmental), to improve heath and to provide a sense of well-being. There are currently no known negative side effects of using tulsi, but there are several positive side effects from the herb.

Reduced Stress

Tulsi is thought to help relieve stress and provide the user with an overall sense of well-being.

Cold/Flu Reducer

Tulsi is said to have been used for thousands of years to help reduce the severity and length of colds and the flu. If you are currently consuming tulsi every day, it is suggested you double or triple your daily consumption when sick in order to help combat the illness.

Weight Loss

Tulsi is said to help improve digestion and promote a healthy metabolism. If a person had an unhealthy metabolism prior to starting to use tulsi, he could experience some weight loss once his digestion and metabolism get to a healthy level.

Better Immunity

The natural antioxidants in tulsi can help warn off disease and prevent the body from catching colds or other diseases.

Increased Stamina

Tulsi is said to help improve a person's stamina in everyday activities. In general a healthier, stress-free body will be able to last longer in day-to-day tasks than someone who is not as healthy.