Have you ever wondered why your mother or grandma enjoy sipping tulsi chai every morning? Tulsi not only adds extra flavour to chai, but also help you beat indigestion and other gastric issues. Holy Basil leaves are packed with a host of essential nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin D, iron, and soluble and insoluble fibers. Hence, tulsi leaves have been used in various forms to battle a wide range of common ailments. These tiny green leaves can also do much more than this, read on to find out why you should drink this water every morning.
Blood Sugar Regulations
Tulsi water is excellent for regulating blood sugar levels. Daily consumption of tulsi water also helps facilitate the metabolism of carbs and fats, further ensuring that the sugar in the blood is utilized for energy.
Helps In Digestion
Consuming tulsi water daily improves bowel movements and fights against acid refluxes as well as indigestion and other digestive problems. It also helps the body flush out dangerous toxins.
Prevents Respiratory Disorders
Tulsi water helps prevent certain respiratory diseases ranging from common cold and flu to asthma. It has immunomodulatory, antitussive and expectorant properties that keep various respiratory problems at bay. It also contains various oils that help relieve congestion too.
Studies suggested that tulsi helps in balancing cortisol hormone (also known as the stress hormone) in the body. It also subsides various symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Aids Weight Loss
How To Prepare It
If you want to incorporate it in your morning schedule, here's how you can prepare it:
- Pour a glass of water in a pan and let it boil.
- Once it starts boiling, add a few tulsi leaves in it and let it boil until it reduces to half. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool.
- Strain and add a tsp of honey to sweeten it.