The Peaceful Warrior
A deeply rejuvenating tea tonic that brings adaptogenic support for stress and anxiety.
About the tea
Spotlight Key Ingredients
Ocimum tenuiflorum is a member of the mint family and cousin to sweet basil and features a purple stem with maturing leaves that remain green.
It is believed to promote long life and nourishes a person’s growth to perfect health and enlightenment. On an emotional level, it aids in processing grief and fear. It nourishes the vital spirit, heart, and promotes cheerfulness.
Regarded as one of the holiest plants in the natural medicine world and within Ayurveda. Better known as ‘The Incomparable One’ and ‘Mother Medicine of Nature’; The Queen of Herbs. Within Ayurveda it is regarded as one of the most esteemed plants and is served as an ‘elixir for life’ and longevity.
Anxiety and anti-stress being one of the most well-known uses. Recent studies including a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study revealed that tulsi extract improved overall stress levels as well as other significant symptoms such as:
- Feelings of exhaustion
- Feelings of overwhelm
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sleep problems
For those who work long and mentally strenuous jobs, tulsi exhibits cognitive enhancement and anxiolytic activity. It has proven benefits with working memory, spatial learning and memory-enhancing effects where restraint stress impacts the function of the memory.
Another wonderous effect.
If you look closely around the The Taj Mahal building, you will see that it is surrounded by Ocimum tenuiflorum
How did this herb come to adorn the Taj Mahal? Surprisingly enough, it’s because this powerful plant helps to reduce the effects of environmental pollution on the precious building.
This gives just a hint of the cleansing effects tulsi can also have in terms of our health.
AND there is so much more ….
Ashwagandha – also known as Indian ginseng – is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbal medicines with documented use going back over 3,000 years.
It is the most commonly used and researched adaptogen. A standout amongst the most vital employments of this adaptogenic herb is its somewhat calming quality which helps in pressure alleviation and enables battle to sleep related issues like sleep deprivation.
The evergreen shrub (Withania somnifera) belongs to the same nightshade family as the tomato, and produces small physalis-like red fruits that are known as winter cherry.
Ashwagandha has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibiotic actions and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a restorative tonic to treat anaemia, general debility, nervous exhaustion, insomnia and loss of memory.
Research shows that this herb improves oxygen processing and energy production in cells through effects on mitochondrial function.
Medicinal properties include; tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, astringent, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory.
In herbal circles, ashwagandha is known as the ‘strength of the stallion’ because it has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system after illness.