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Holy Basil, Sacred Plant of India
Also known as 'Tulsi', the Holy Basil is a sacred plant in India and is of great Ayurvedic and medicinal significance. Sweet, cooling aroma and smooth texture, Tulsi is a kind of "elixir of life". It promotes longevity, contains many beneficial compounds known as phytochemicals, and has strong anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune enhancing properties. Tulsi is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress. Shanti is a blend of Tulsi leaves and popular Indian spices sure to bring peace into the moment.
Means 'peace within'. Ayurvedic teachings suggest a peace of mind to balance the spirit and physical health. Meditation and ayurvedic exercises can help provide this Shanti.
Sit down with your feet placed firmly on the ground. Allow your body to settle as you silently say the word 'shanti'. Slowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth three times. Sip your tea and feel your mind and body relax. Doing this simple exercise one time a day can help reduce your stress and increase your vital energy.
Ayurveda (pronounced eye-yer-vay-dah) in Sanskrit means "knowledge of life". It is the art of holistic living and the oldest (5000 years old) medicine system in practice today. Ayurvedic philosophy indicates that everything in the universe is made up of 5 elements; fire, air, water, earth and space. These elements are combined under 3 "energies", known as 'Doshas' (body constitutions). The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha and represent the "subtle energy" that combines and balances the characteristics of the elements it influences. This force has to often combine and balance seemingly contrary forces such as fire and water under pitta. Vata combines air and space. While kapha brings water and earth together. The principle of balancing the body is done by first determining your Ayurvedic constitution or dosha type. When we recognize this, we can begin to create balance for ourselves in our health and lifestyle.
100% organic tulsi leaves, organic fennel seeds, 100% organic orange peel, 100% organic spearmint.