Our wellness coach, Safia, has a super easy tip for combatting stress this holiday season (and any time, really): Holy Basil tea. Curious? Let Safia explain.
Holy Basil is an amazing adaptogenic plant. Adaptogens are a special class of herbal medicines that have been used both in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines for centuries to promote a sense of well-being. They regulate the adrenal stress response and help your body cope more effectively with, you guessed it: stress. Holy Basil is used to improve energy, elevate the mood, and provide relief from mild depression. It has anti-inflammatory effects, and lowers blood glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol. So, it’s all-around good for you. Even better: it’s non-stimulating, so you can sip it any time of day or night without worrying about it messing with your sleep.
If you feel like you need a little extra help dealing with stress this season, try adding a cup of Holy Basil tea to your daily routine. The more you drink, the more it helps.