A couple of weeks ago, I visited an apothecary shop to specifically seek out a tea that was beneficial to kidneys and liver. I have been concerned about my kidneys ever since my gynecologist ordered me to have mine checked before i had my second fibroid surgery. Sometimes you never really know what to consider when it comes to internal organs. We go day to day putting things in our body and not taking into account, the health consequences we can face. I am aware that it’s always a good idea to detoxify and purify our bodies as much as we can. Whether you believe in herbal medicinals or you prefer over the counter options, it’s your choice. I just wanted to share the latest herbal tea that was recommended to me for my kidney and liver cleansing.
The Indian herbal tea, Tulsi Rama Holy Basil tea (Isn’t that such a cool and divine name?) also known as “The Queen of Herbs” is majorly beneficial. The lady who insisted I buy it, said her customers absolutely love it and swear by it. I will admit, it was sitting in my cupboard for a good 2 weeks before I finally tried it myself. She gave me a couple of ounces to try in the form of loose leaf. I just scoop them up with a spoon and place them in my tea bag and just dip it in my hot water. There are two main varieties of tulsi- the one with the green leaves known as Rama tulsi, and the one with the reddish leaves known as Krishna or Shyama tulsi. The taste is great with a little blue agave sweetener, and overall very calming. An interesting thing about this tea is it may also be an hangover healer. I know I know – I’m being an hypocrite by talking about a tea that cleanses the kidney and liver, yet I also slid in how it can help with a night of heavy drinking. Oops. Hey, we’re all grown here, right? So now that I’ve spoken about my newest addition to the herbal family, I want to provide all of the great benefits this “Queen of Herbs” tea provides. See the list below.
To learn more information on my list, you can read this article in its entirety here.
P.S. If you’re in the Baltimore area, the shop I bought this tea from is called Juniper Culinary Apothecary (inside of Mt. Vernon Marketplace). They are a tiny culinary haven, featuring organic & fair trade spices, tea blends, rare superfoods and pantry goods.