The True Magic of Tulsi

Unlike fictional books where the hero drinks a magic potion or eats the forbidden fruit to gain powers that helps them save the day, this elixir of life is not fiction, but in many ways, holds the same amount of amazing.

“The Queen of Herbs,” “Mother Medicine of Nature,” “The Incomparable One,” “Elixir of Life,”

With Tulsi's many names it also has many benefits, including its ability to promote a healthy cycle by calming the mind and body. Tulsi is known to lower cortisol levels, which is the main stress hormone your body releases. When cortisol levels decrease, anxiety, stress, fatigue, and insomnia reduce as well.

Pluck a weed and it will grow right back. This is because it’s roots still live, away from eyesight. Tulsi attacks the roots of stress by normalizing blood glucose levels along with lipid and blood pressure levels. It also improves cognitive and memory functions with it’s anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties.

Now, this enchanted potion? It’s real. It decreases stress and improves sleep while being all natural and caffeine free. It’s the TrueThings Sleep & Relax Tea (click the link to acquire the magic)

By Kinnari Setty

Student and Entrepreneur.

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Studies (for more info) -

The positive effect of Tulsi on mood was demonstrated in three studies, with two studies reporting reductions of 31.6%–39% in overall stress-related symptoms in patients with psychosomatic problems compared to a control group. (Cite 1.1 & 1.2)

In another study in 2008, 35 adults with generalized anxiety disorder, researchers found that taking Tulsi in capsule form twice daily for 60 days significantly reduced levels of anxiety. Subjects also reported feeling lower levels of stress and depression. (Cite 1.3)

Citations -

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26665293/
  2. https://www.verywellhealth.com/benefits-of-tulsi-89591#citation-1
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5376420/#B84
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/#:~:text=Tulsi%20has%20also%20been%20shown,anxiolytic%20and%20anti%2Ddepressant%20properties.
  5. https://www.parkinsonsresource.org/news/articles/holy-basil-to-beat-stress-and-sleep-better/

Photo Credit : https://www.asianet.in/beauty/awesome-skin-and-hair-care-benefits-of-tulsi.html

Study Citations -
(1.1) Malairaman U., Mehta V., Sharma A., Kailkhura P. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Ocimum sanctum: an in-vitro and in-silico study. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016;9(5):44–49. [Google Scholar]

(1.2) Kavitha S., John F., Indira M. Amelioration of inflammation by phenolic rich methanolic extract of ocimum sanctum linn. Leaves in isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2015;53(10):632–640. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]

(1.3) Bhattacharyya D, Sur Tk, Jana U, Debnath PK. Controlled programmed trial of Ocimum sanctum leaf on generalized anxiety disorders. Nepal Medical College Journal. 2008;10(3):176–9. pmid: 19253862

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