Tulsi is an adaptogen often used in herbal teas, but it’s great in other recipes too. Adaptogens are an important class of herbs being studied for the ways they support healthy mood, energy, and immunity.
Tulsi is also known as holy basil, and the scientific name for this plant is Ocimum tenuiflorum.
These recipes are a great way to add adaptogens to your wellness routines, and they are a refreshing, creative alternative to sipping tulsi tea. Read on to discover holy basil green tea ice pops, golden milk with fresh holy basil, and more!
These simple green tea ice pops are perfect for summer. I use Republic of Tea’s Serenity blend (#affiliate). It’s a heavenly blend of green tea, lavender, and holy basil that goes especially well with raspberry and peach.
For only having three ingredients, this recipe is surprisingly sophisticated. Not to mention, it’s delicious. This is one of my go-to recipes for holy basil. So simple! Perfect for busy days. Lavender is a nice balance to tulsi’s clove-like taste. I like to use Herb Pharm’s holy basil extract for this recipe (#affiliate).
Fresh ginger, turmeric and coconut milk are the base for this oh-so-refreshing tulsi sip. This recipe calls for fresh holy basil, so you might need to grow your own (they make lovely container plants). You can also check at farmer’s markets to see if there’s a local source. I prefer this one chilled, but I’ve heard it’s also great warm!
Looking for more wonderful adaptogen recipes? You might enjoy my herbal recipe book, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens! You might also like my eBook, Tulsi for the Garden, Kitchen, and Home Apothecary.