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Spiced Tulsi (Holy Basil) Tea

Purpose: Holy Basil also known as Queen of Spices protects against Diabetes, balances hormones, improves respiratory disorders and fights acne.


  • 3 cups of water

  • 1 lemongrass

  • 8-10 Tulsi leaves (holy basil leaves)

  • 1/4 teaspoon Cold Grind ginger powder/ a small ginger root

  • 1 black cardamom pod

  • 2-4 green cardamom pods

  • 2-4 cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cold Grind cinnamon powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 2 teaspoons/ 2 teabags of your favourite tea


  • Using a mortar and pestle, crush the cloves, green & black cardamom (or use a grinder).

  • Wash the holy basil leaves and also the lemongrass. Chop lemongrass into small pieces.

  • Boil water in a saucepan/ teapot and add the crushed ingredients, ginger powder, fennel seeds, cinnamon powder, lemongrass and tulsi leaves.

  • Now lower the flame and let it boil for another 5 minutes.

  • Turn off the flame and add your favourite tea and let it sit for another 5 minutes(do not boil after adding tea)

  • Serve and Enjoy :)

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