Tulsi means "one who has no comparison."
The powerful tree, its leaves, and flowers have a healing potency that is beyond our comprehension. In ancient India, tulsi, also spelled tulasi, is believed to be the Goddess descended into plant form to bless, heal, and purify the Earth and humanity.
Tulsi is a sacred form of basil; and, when made into a tea it is an extremely healing tonic.
Tulsi is the best form of preventative medicine on the Earth; and, should be taken before problems occur in the body, mind, or spirit and to promote longevity.
Unfortunately, most wait to take health measures only when the body exhibits symptoms of sickness.
To take the tulsi as a tea is an easy way to assist the body's natural healing capacity to overcome many disorders of the mind, body, and spirit effectively and efficiently.
Tulsi is known to be "the incomparable" healer of all disease and dysfunction: this is why the plant is called Puspasara
, or "foremost of all flowers."
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Benefits Of Tulsi Tea
The health benefits of taking tulsi in the form of tea, or other products, sold on this site, is declared throughout the Vedas of ancient India, most scriptures of yoga philosophy, and has been proven through modern clinical analysis. The tulsi plant has long since been an essential element of healing in the classic medical system of Ayurveda, or "Life Science."
The best medicine is preventative medicine! The best way to treat disease is to make sure it does not occur! To drink tulsi tea daily and to ingest three dry leaves daily (as my spiritual master has advised) is to wisely care for your holistic health.
The following are its known and proven health benefits:
- reduces and eliminates stress
- promotes clarity of mind
- reduces fatigue, rejuvenates, and gives energy and strength to the body
- heals common cold and flu symptoms
- decimates headaches and migraines
- cures stomach disorders
- helps with digestion and proper absorption of nutrients
- prevents heart disease
- anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal
- helps with diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels
- lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
- tulasi is full of antioxidants
- tulasi is an adaptogen which balances different processes in the body's organic systems
- helps with ears, teeth, and eye disorders such as cataracts
- has been used from ancient times in the treatment of chronic disorders such as cancer, arthritis, and neurological disorders including dementia
- promotes wellness in AIDS and HIV cases
More importantly than any of the above benefits to the mind and the body is the effect tulsi has on the soul and subtle energy system. In yoga philosophy, God's Creative Energy (known as the Divine Mother or "Goddess") is in all things. However, the Divine Mother is most evident in the healing power of the tulsi plant.
By intaking the tulsi daily, the energy body is purified helping the soul to remember its Divinity more quickly.
According to the sacred scriptures:
"Of all flowers, Tulsi is best. She is worshipable and beautiful [due to her incomparable healing abilities], and burns up the fuel of sins like a flame of fire."
The Tulsi Apothecary & On-Line Shopping
The Tulsi Apothecary is the on-line tulsi shop of The Tulsi Chai Company.
The Apothecary offers a specialty line of tulasi teas developed by Eknath (Director of The Fire Yoga School) to help bring the body, mind, and spirit into balance.
The tulsi leaves are bought from sources which support organic and tribal farmers of India and other areas of the world where conditions are proper for the growing and harvesting of fresh tulsi. In our specialty teas that you will read about below, all the herbs or flowers used are blended with the tulsi leaves to create a healing tonic which are personally harvested and blended by Eknath.
Eknath is a channel for healing; and, through his intuition has helped many to overcome various health issues through the application of certain herbs and flowers. Some of the more common plant healers he suggests have been mixed with tulsi to increase their effectiveness in our line of specialty teas.
Daily, Eknath performs puja, or a worship of adoration, to the Divine Mother and chants the Lalita Sahasranama, or The 1000 Names of The Divine Mother. During the worship of the Divine Mother, or the creative aspect of the One God, all tulsi leaves and plants are offered lovingly to the Creator of All. Thus, the plants and herbs used in all of our teas are imbued and blessed with divine mantras; and, all teas become prasad, or blessed healing food, sanctified through the puja.
Please note: All of our products are handmade and blessed through puja to the Divine Mother. We are not in the business of mass production. Tulsi and tulsi chai products will always be available; however, certain teas are seasonal or produced in lower quantities to ensure freshness and healing potency. Our healing remedies are also made in small quantities for the same reason. Please contact us with special ordering needs so that they may be produced for you in a timely way.
Dried plant and herb products may be kept for up to one year after which they should be disposed of and renewed. Healing Remedies should be taken as suggested and used immediately as there are no preservatives in them. If there are any questions regarding any of our products or their proper use, please contact us.
Tulsi Tea & Other Specialty Teas
All specialty tea blends are $25 for 8oz portions and $15 for 4oz portions. The exception is the Echinecia Tulsi Tea Blend which is $30 for 8oz and $18 for 4oz.
Tulsi Chai Gift Baskets: An 8oz container of dried specialty tulsi tea, dried ground ginger, and a portion of jaggery, or refined sugar which contains many vitamins and minerals. (The leaves, ginger, and a teaspoon of jaggery added to boiling water creates what is called tulsi chai in India. Milk may or may not be added to taste.) All Tulsi Chai Gift Baskets are $50 (with the exception of the Echinecia Tulsi Tea Gift Basket which is $55).
Tulsi Tea: A container of dried tulasi leaves to which boiling water is added for refreshing tulasi tea.
Lavender Tulsi: A container of blended tulasi leaves and dried lavender. The lavender promotes calmness and stillness of the mind which reduces stress and anxiety.
Lemongrass Tulsi: A container of blended tulasi leaves and dried lemongrass. Lemongrass is tridoshic, which means it is suitable for all body constitutions, and it reduces fever, cold, and flu symptoms.
Rose Tulsi: Fresh rose petals and rosehips are blended with tulasi to promote mental health. The rose essence heals depression and produces clarity of mind.
Spiced Tulsi Chai: Spiced Tulsi Chai is our original tulsi chai recipe with the added kick of fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg. This specialty promotes good digestion and absorption of nutrients within the small intestine; helps with circulation; helps to alleviate pain associated with arthritis; and is a stimulating eye-opening treat!
Wildberry Tulsi: A seasonal treat, Wildberry Tulsi is a blend of dried red raspberries, the raspberry plant leaves, and tulasi leaves. It is available as supplies last. This specialty is most effective for the female reproductive system and helps to reduce the discomfort of the menstrual cycle. Other benefits are the stimulation of kidney and liver functioning which purify and detoxify the body. This seasonal product is out of stock.
Echinecia Tulsi: The dried flower petals of echinecia are blended with tulasi to promote good health, well-being, and immunity.
Peppermint Tulsi: Fresh mint and tulasi combine for a refreshing and invigorating experience. To wake up and be aware, take this specialty blend! Also good for cold and flu, it is extremely beneficial to those who suffer various allergies and sinus problems. Temporarily Out Of Stock
* * * Each type of tea is mailed to your home with a brochure informing the buyer of the product's healing abilities and how to portion and prepare the dried leaves and herb blends properly. Every purchase you make promotes health and clarity of mind in yourself; and, also, promotes peace and well-being in the world as part of the proceeds benefit the educational and charitable activities of The Fire Yoga School.
All orders will be mailed out in seven (7) business days unless otherwise noted; or, if you are contacted by The Tulsi Chai Company stating otherwise. Thank you!
More Tulasi Products & Healing Remedies
In addition to the line of specialty teas, The Tulasi Apothecary offers bulk tulasi leaves, ground ginger, and jaggery; seeds for planting and growing tulasi in the home; tulsi essential oils and flower essences; tulasi tinctures; and tulasi-scented candles and incense. All of these products bring the healing power of the incomparable healer, tulasi, into your home and the temple of your physical body.
Bulk Tulsi Leaves: Purchase bulk tulasi leaves for making tea for all of your family and friends!
Bulk Ground Ginger: Bulk ground ginger for making tulsi chai at home.
Rosaries (Malas): Prayer beads for counting mantra or other prayers which are to be worn on the body. Tulasi beads, made of the wood of the trees, are purifying to the body, mind, and spirit. As the Skanda Purana lauds the plant and its indwelling Spirit: "Just by touching Tulsidevi one's body becomes pure. By praying to her, all diseases practically become removed. If one waters her or makes her wet, the fear of Yamaraja (death personified) is destroyed."
108 Bead Knotted Tulsi Malas $25 each
Wrist Malas: Prayer beads for counting mantra or other prayers which are to be worn on the body. Tulasi beads, made of the wood of the trees, are purifying to the body, mind, and spirit. As the Skanda Purana lauds the plant and its indwelling Spirit: "Just by touching Tulsidevi one's body becomes pure. By praying to her, all diseases practically become removed. If one waters her or makes her wet, the fear of Yamaraja (death personified) is destroyed."
Tulsi Wrist Malas $15 each
* * * Each type of healing product listed above is mailed to your home with a brochure informing the buyer of the product's healing abilities and how to portion and prepare the dried leaves and herb blends properly. Every purchase you make promotes health and clarity of mind in your self; and, also, promotes peace and well-being in the world as proceeds benefit the educational and charitable activities of The Fire Yoga School. All orders will be mailed out in seven (7) business days unless otherwise noted; or, if you are contacted by The Tulsi Chai Company stating otherwise. Thank you!
Tulasi: The Healing Power of Plants -- The Book
To deepen our understanding of the healing power of plants, and tulasi in particular, Eknath has written the book, Tulasi: The Healing Power of Plants. Those interested in herbalism and communicating with plantlife to learn of their healing qualities will find this short book indispensible!
Order the book today as an E-book for $10.00 (USD); or as a bound book mailed to your home for $15.00 (USD).
Also, Eknath has authored many books on yoga philosophy and the healing of body, mind, and spirit. All of these books may be ordered on-line through the website for Fire Yoga School.