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Reviewed here is an herbal supplement manufactured by Alvita, called Holy Basil Tea. Holy basil is an adaptogenic herb that has been used medicinally for centuries in India as part of religious ceremonies. Known in India as “Tulsi” (meaning: The Incomparable One), holy basil leaves are very highly valued for their rejuvenating properties. In fact, Holy basil is held as sacred in the Ayurvedic Tradition. In Ayurveda, yogis and sages prepare for meditation with a tonic of Holy basil, which brings calm and blissfulness.
Holy Basil Tea is composed of a mix of three varietals of Holy basil (Tulsi) leaves: Rama green, Krishna purple, and Vana lemon. The blend has a citrusy aroma, which gives a very refreshing effect. Herbal Teas, the product manufacturer, recommends consuming the tea as a supplement to meals in order to maximize health benefits.
With the goal of learning more about the product and informing your product selection process, independent research was conducted on Holy Basil Tea. It is important to help put this product in context of the vast array of herbal supplements on the market, many of which are sold by companies more interested in profit than their product’s effectiveness. Please read the results below discover if Holy Basil Herbal Supplement is appropriate for you.
The company website lists only one ingredient:
- Holy Basil Tea (sp: Ocimum sanctum)
Holy Basil Tea is certified as organic.
It should be noted that this tea is not considered a medication.
Holy Basil Tea should be prepared and consumed like normal tea:
- Take one bag and pour over 8 oz. boiling water
- Steep covered for three minutes
- Remove the tea bag from the water, gently squeeze out excess tea, and discard
- Add a natural sweetener (to taste)
The manufacturer recommends three cups a day, and notes that the tea is free of caffeine.
A single package of tea sells for $10.49 and contains 7 oz. of Tulsi. We did not find any promotions or price reductions. At the time of research, this product was unavailable for purchase online, as it was listed on the manufacturer’s website as “out of stock” and was not offered by any other retailers.
At the time of research, Alvita provided no guarantee of either quality or satisfaction. This is unfortunate and disappointing, since many similar products carry such guarantees in an effort to provide consumers confidence when trying an unfamiliar product.
This product is definitely one that a potential buyer should consider while weighing out their options. However, it is vital that a consumer knows that it does not come with a guarantee nor is it FDA approved.