Learn how to make this easy tulsi ginger tea recipe. This adaptogenic tea not only offers digestive and immune support, it can also aid with stress relief when you need it most.
Life is stressful. Life since we found ourselves thrust into a seemingly unending game of Jumanji — well, it’s kind of been insane. Right now, myself included, we are all struggling with constant changes. Some of those changes are last minute, like school, that leave us scrambling to adapt as quickly as possible. Of course, as adults and parents, we are expected to pull it like a superhero. Makeup still perfectly in place, dinner on the table at six, and a spotless home that looks like we have a live in housekeeper.
Unfortunately, the reality is that stress wears on us. And that stress can affect everything from our immune and digestive systems, to how we cope. And we legit need to cope in the best way possible. Even if we want to crawl under the blankets and hide until next year. One way to help us cope with stress is through the use of adaptogens. Tulsi, like CBD, is an adaptogenic herb which can help our bodies better cope with stress. However, unlike CBD, it’s an affordable way to help our bodies get additional nutritional support, while also enjoying a cup of relaxing tea!
Keep reading to learn how to make this easy tulsi ginger tea to help you better cope with stress as well provide immune support and digestive aid.
Benefits of Tulsi Ginger Tea
Ready to unwind? Tulsi ginger tea is the perfect blend of spicy and soothing. Add this tea to your end-of-day relaxation rituals. This tea pairs perfectly with a bath and a good book!
Why work with Ginger and Tulsi? Ginger is a kitchen classic. This spicy root is a favorite of cooks, herbalists, and spice enthusiasts around the globe. Did your grandma ever give you ginger ale when you complained about a stomachache? This is because that fizzy beverage used to be made with real ginger root. This tuber will warm you from the inside while settling your stomach and supporting your immune system.
Tulsi is an Ayurvedic herb that will bring the sacred into your mug! Also called Holy Basil, Tulsi has been used in culinary concoctions and folk remedies alike. Like most common basils, Tulsi is both green and spicy. Tulsi is adaptogenic, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and boost energy (a must for all of us!). This Indian powerhouse plant contains volatile oils that have been shown to combat respiratory ailments, helping ease allergies, asthma and the flu. This tasty herb also has been known to soothe indigestion, making it the perfect partner for ginger.
Drink this tulsi ginger tea to bring you to your sacred center, help you adapt to life’s ups and downs, add a bit of zing, and ease your digestion.
Tulsi Ginger Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need:
8 fluid oz. Hot Water
1 Teaspoon dried Tulsi Leaves
2 Nickel-Sized Chunks of Fresh Ginger Root
Honey, to suit
A Guide to Brewing Tulsi Tea with Ginger as a Way to Unwind:
Put your Tulsi leaves and Ginger chunks into a tea ball, tea bag, or strainer, and place it in your favorite mug.
Now fill a kettle with water. Heat on the stove until it boils. (This is a great chance to squeeze in a chapter on your current book or listen to some music!)
Once the water boils, pour the hot water over your tea and into your mug. Cover the mug with a lid to trap in the volatile oils from the Tulsi as it steeps.
Steep the tulsi ginger tea for 5-7 minutes.
Then, remove the tea and compost the herbs. Add honey to your preferred sweetness, and stir to combine.
Sip the tea slowly. Take this time to enjoy your tulsi ginger tea as a moment of respite and relaxation.
Optional: Pour over ice to enjoy chilled.
- 8 fl. oz. Hot Water
- 1 Teaspoon dried Tulsi Leaves
- 2 Nickel-Sized Chunks of Fresh Ginger Root
- 1 teaspoon honey, or to suit
- Put your Tulsi leaves and Ginger chunks into a tea ball, tea bag, or strainer, and place it in a mug.
- Place the water in a kettle on the stove to boil.
- Once the water boils pour over the tea. Cover the mug with a lid to trap in the volatile oils from the Tulsi.
- Steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the tea, then add honey to preferred sweetness.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
Where to Find Ingredients for Tulsi Ginger Tea:
Looking for a place to buy your herbs and other natural wellness products? One of my favorite places to visit when I’m off on a road trip is Maia Toll’s Herbiary. Located in Asheville, NC, this wonderful shop brings comfort, connection, and practical magic to your hearth and home! Whether you’re stocking your home apothecary or seeking supplies for sacred living or self care, you’ll find a plethora of delectable herbal products handcrafted by their partner farmers, wild crafters, skin care specialists, and candlemakers.
Owned and operated by bestselling author Maia Toll and her husband, this small business sources their ingredients locally. They even personally test all of their products before they hit the shelves. I also love that everyone on their staff is a trained herbalist. So you can shop knowing you’re getting sound advice for the products you need. Bring the earth’s special magic into every aspect of your daily life. You can visit Maia Toll’s Herbiary in Philadelphia, Asheville, or online at herbiary.com.
More Herbal Tea Recipes
If you enjoy this recipe for making tulsi ginger tea, then also be sure to try my herbal thyme tea recipe. You’ll learn all about the benefits of thyme tea benefits for cough and congestion. You can also learn how to make custom herbal tea recipes here to use as natural home remedies for other common ailments. Or try my quick and easy herbal tea recipe for a cold remedy drink with honey, lemon and ginger.
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