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How to Use Holy Basil Tea for Stress, Fatigue, and Anxiety (Plus a Recipe)

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How to Use Holy Basil Tea for Stress, Fatigue, and Anxiety (Plus a Recipe)

Holy basil is a wonderful adaptogenic herb that can be extremely helpful for reducing stress, anxiety, while also providing the body with non-jittery and focused energy. This powerful herb has been used in India for over 5,000 years, and has also been known to help promote longevity making it an overall excellent health promoting adaptogen.

While you may not have heard of Holy Basil, you may be familiar with Tulsi which is what this herb is referred to in Ayurvedic medicine. Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive benefits and the common reasons people use holy basil.



The Benefits of Holy Basil 

  • Reduces fatigue & improves energy levels¬†
  • Provides anti-inflammatory benefits to the body¬†
  • Supports healthy blood sugar levels¬†
  • Boosts mood while reducing the feelings of stress and anxiety¬†

Holy basil works like other adaptogenic herbs by helping to support the body’s response to stress. This adaptogen helps the body function properly during periods of stress to help prevent burnout. 

Due to its calming effect, it has also been found to help those suffering from anxiety. It may also be able to help balance hormone levels to help keep your body working at its best. 

Want to give holy basil a try? It has a delicious and mild flavor and happens to come from the mint family, so you may even find it resembles a refreshing mint tea with a hint of lemon and licorice. 

To get you started, here’s a refreshing iced holy basil tea to enjoy throughout the summer. Not only will this help to cool you off on a hot summer day, it will help you feel cool, calm, and collected! 

Here's how to make it:

Iced Holy Basil Mint Tea

Serves: 3


  • 3 cups of Dr. Vim‚Äôs Tulsi Holy Basil Tea (brewed and steeped for 5 minutes)
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves, washed
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • Fresh lemon for serving
  • Ice made with filtered water¬†


1.  Start by making your Dr. Vim’s Tulsi Holy Basil Tea. Allow it to cool and then add it to a large pitcher with the fresh mint leaves and raw honey.

2.  Allow this to sit in the fridge for 4 hours.

3.  Strain the tea and add ice and a slice of fresh lemon.

4.  Sip and enjoy!


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