There are several recipes for Tulasyadi Phanta. This is one that is not so common – perhaps more recent as it includes lemongrass. It is a infusion that is good for colds and fevers, and also if you are exhausted from work or illness, and need to feel comforted and rested.
The infusion is made with Tulsi, the Indian holy basil, seeped with lemongrass, cloves and cinnamon. It really is relaxing – as you sip it in the afternoon you feel your body beginning to relax and your breath deepen. It is a gorgeous way to wind down.
Tulasyadi Phanta | Herbal Drink of Tulsi and Spices
fresh leaves of holy basil
Coarsely crush the ingredients.
Simmer for 5 mins in water. Alternatively, place the ingredients in a teapot and infuse for 5 – 10 mins.
Strain and serve. Drink morning and night.
Try to avoid cold exposure for 1- 2 hour after drinking this tea. Relax and rest if you can.