Hi - great post! I am getting ready to start taking Tulsi, Mountain Rose was out for now. But my question; is it ok to take if you are not predominantly vata? There was a reference to vata, and then a recommendation for a tridoshic formula, and I plan on just adding it to the other multiple herbs I take in a tea form for help with my chronic fatigue. I was not vata, and with chronic fatigue, I'm all over the board and just wondering if Tulsi would still be ok?Thanks so much, Lori
I bought a jar of honey that has a rolled wad of Holy basil in it. I am now growing Holy Basil and would like to do the same thing to have on hand through the winter. Would I have to blanch the basil before putting it in the jars? Could the finished jars then be kept in my pantry? Thanks for the great article and any insights you can give me about my questions.Dee in Tennessee
Hi Lori, It is okay to take holy basil if you are vata. When thinking about the doshas it isn't so much about what you can or can't have, but more about what is a good amount or formula to have things in. For example, turmeric is warming and drying. The drying aspect could be bad for someone who has a vata imbalance, however if you make the turmeric into golden milk or as a ghee paste that helps to offset the drying properties making it more suitable for vata imbalance.
Hi Dee, I am guessing you want to make a holy basil infused honey...? If so, simply mince the fresh holy basil, put it in a jar, fill the jar with honey. I keep mine on the counter for a few days then store in the fridge. The water content from the holy basil could cause it to ferment.
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