Tulsi – Holy Basil – “Queen of herbs” Many names but all mean a magically euphoric blend that is cooling, relaxing and calming. Darsana Tea uses a blend of 3 holy basils Krishna, Rama & Vana. As a blend just on it’s own, it has fragrant notes of lemon, peppermint, cloves, and licorice. It is considered a sacred plant in Ayurvedic medicine and among other things it is known for reducing the effects of cortisol (the stress hormone) on the body.cloves, and licorice. They are considered sacred plants in Ayurvedic medicine.
Location: Various regions of India.
Benefits: “Ayurvedic texts describe Holy Basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a Goddess incarnated in plant form (the mother medicine of nature).” Mtn Rose Herbal.
“Krishna (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is known for its dark green, violet to purple leaves, stems, and blossoms. Named after Krishna blue skinned God. On a light peppery side”
“Rama (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Had a cooling and mellow flavor. It has green leaves, white-to-purplish blossoms, a green to purplish stem. Spicy and clove like.”
“Vana (Ocimum gratissimum), or “forest type”, is fragrant. The plant has green leaves and stem, with white blossoms. It is found in the Himalayas and plains of India. Grows wild in Asia and Africa and is used medicinally there as well.” Fragrant, sweet anise flavour.”
“Different parts of the plant are used in Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine for prevention and cureof many illnesses like cough, influenza, common cold, headache, fever, colic pain, bronchitis, asthma, hepatic diseases, fatigue, skin diseases, arthritis, digestive disorders.” Verma S. Chemical constituents and pharmacological action of Ocimum sanctum(Indian holy basil-Tulsi).JPhytopharmacol2016;5(5):205-207.
Steeping: All herbal like a higher temperature water in the plus 95-100c range. Typically use 2-3 grams (tsp) and steep for 5+ minutes.
Darsana Tea – Warming the soul, relaxing the mind, balancing the body.
1st Ray Throat Chakra
Balancing – strength and courage, finding your voice.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea – Liquorice – Astragalus – Elderberry – Fennel – Slippery Elm – Anise – Blue Cornflower
2nd Ray Crown Chakra
Balancing – clarity, wisdom, mental focus.
3rd Ray Heart Chakra
Balancing – Opening up to compassion for self and others, expression of unconditional love and oneness with life.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea – Hawthorn – Astragalus – Ashwangandha – Raspberry – Rose petals – Hibiscus – Red Cornflower
4th Ray Root Chakra
Balancing – ones connection to the feminine light of creation, the earth, courage, confidence, generous.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea – Lemon peel – Astragalus – Dandelion root – Marshmallow root – Wild Mint – Labrador Tea – Jasmine flowers
5th Ray 3rd Eye Chakra
Balance – discernment, clarity of vision, correctness.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea – Spearmint – Astragalus – Mugwort – Eleuthero – Eyebright – Bilberry – Jasmine flowers
6th Ray Solar Plexus Chakra
Balance – Service, forgiveness, intentions, expectations.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea – Ginger – Astragalus – Red clover – Burdock – Mallow – Blueberry – Calendula
7th Ray Seat of Soul Chakra
Balance – purpose and connections with others.
Organic Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea – Cinnamon – Ginger – Astragalus – Oatstraw – Cardamom – Passionflower – Black Currants