8 Ways to Support Immune Health with Tulsi during the Corona Virus

8 Ways to Support Immune Health with Tulsi during the Corona Virus

I’ve got some great news for you! Tulsi can provide natural immune support for you over the coming months as we navigate our way through the pandemic of COVID-19.

Modern research has shown that the sacred Tulsi plant (Ocimum sanctum) is anti-viral and anti-bacterial against many pathogens responsible for human infections.  Best of all, Tulsi is particularly known for its use with fevers, respiratory viruses and infections. Could we love Tulsi any more right now?!

Tulsi can both protect you from illness, and also help you fight it off once you’re in the thick it. The best news is that it’s particularly great for flu type symptoms!


Here are 8 ways Tulsi can help protect you against COVID-19:

Strengthens your immune system.

Tulsi has been shown to boost the immune response against infective threats in non-stressed and stressed animals and healthy humans. 

Reduces fevers.

Tulsi is India’s favourite panacea for fevers.  It helps to treat fevers and flu by encouraging sweating to bring temperatures down. 

Alleviates coughs.

Tulsi clears mucous from the lungs and upper respiratory tract.  Its pungency clears the dampness and toxins that can cause chest infections and fevers.

Supports the respiratory system.

Tulsi can increase lung capacity and reduce laboured breathing. It is commonly used in asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis and other respiratory conditions.

Improves digestion.

Digestion is so important for our wellbeing as a strong digestion will improve our immune system’s ability to function optimally. Tulsi is a great warming stimulant to the digestion.

Provides liver detox support.

By supporting the body’s natural processes of toxin removal it helps to avoid toxic overload and resulting illness. 

Helps you adapt to stress.

The usual stresses and stressors of daily life may include a little extra anxiety at the moment (e.g. a trip to Coles). Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen, a herb that helps the body adapt to stressful times and is also mood enhancing, assisting us to feel less anxious and fearful– perfect to assist us though the coming months.

Helps you nip the virus in the bud!

Sipping warm water all day has been recommended to help reduce infection from viruses, including COVID-19, as it starts in the throat. Sipping on Tulsi Tea will help move the virus from your throat to the stomach so that stomach acids can kill it before it takes hold.

Drinking Tulsi Tea is such a wonderfully simple way we can support our immune health every day. Take a few minutes every hour to take a few deep breathes, exhale slowly and drink some nourishing Tulsi Tea. The highest quality, certified organic Tulsi is the hero ingredient of ORGANIC INDIA’S entire range of organic Tulsi Teas.  I know what I’ll have sitting on my desk all day long.

Here’s to our health!!




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