This ruby red tonic is a swirling vortex of health enhancing deliciousness. Sweet and fragrant, with just a touch of spice, tulsi is known in Ayurveda as “the incomparable one”. It has rejuvenating effects upon body, mind, and spirit. Our recipe combines the enlivening tartness of tropical hibiscus calming blue lavender blossoms, fragrant Madagascar vanilla, and more. Drink, and immerse yourself in a cloud of shimmering mist beneath a cascading waterfall.
Its benefits are legendary and too numerous to list. Beneficial constituents in ginger are perfectly suited to effectively invigorate digestive processes in a highly flavorful and balanced way. The pungent aromatic oils in ginger stoke the digestive fire, regulate secretions, relax the gut, and increase circulation.
Lycium Chinense, or Lycium Barbarum, are two closely related species in the Solanaceae, family of plants. This is also known as the Nightshade family and includes some commonly known plants, such as, the potato, tomato, pepper, and tobacco. Goji berries are indigenous to China and Tibet and have been cultivated among the floodplains of the fertile Yellow river for over 700 years.
Hibiscus sabdariffara, a member of the Malvaceae family, is the most commonly used variety for medicinal use originating from West Africa and now cultivated worldwide. Cultivation is most intensive throughout tropical regions in China, Thailand, Mexico, Sudan, Egypt, Senegal, and Jamaica. Hibiscus is used by cultures the world over for its delicious, refreshing flavor and ruby red color.
Lavandula angustifolia, the narrow leaved or English lavender, is one of the many varieties of this famous herb family native to the Western Mediterranean, now grown worldwide. This variety is the ideal species for medicinal consumption, due to its potent properties.
Lemon Verbena is a fragrant plant in the Verbenaceae family native to Western South America where it continues to grow in the wild. It is a staple grassroots herb in South America used for all manner of ailments, much like how peppermint is to the European tradition.
Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have utilized the peels from citrus fruits for millennia. Peels of citrus are substantial sources of nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that increase the value of a formula and enhance its assimilation into the body.
Ocimum sanctum is a member of the Lamiatae family. Highly aromatic, different varieties of Tulsi may smell and taste of peppermint, cloves, licorice, or lemon, as well as having distinct characteristics of their own.
Vanilla Planifoila, a member of the Orchidceae family, is one of the three species grown commercially throughout the world. Native to Mexico, where it was once a common ingredient in a hot mug of Aztec cacao, it has since moved around the world and been adopted into cultures far and wide. Vanilla beans or pods come from a unique species of climbing orchid.
This formula is based on tulsi, which translates to “the incomparable one”. It is among the most sacred and beneficial herbs in all of Ayurveda. Also known as “holy basil”, this plant is a beautiful example of how certain cultures continue to find the divine in nature. It is commonly grown in and around Hindu homes and holy places for its ability to purify the atmosphere. It has an important place in daily rituals as well as holy celebrations performed throughout the year. According to Ayurveda, tulsi is a rejuvenating herb that stimulates “Prana”, or life energy, to flow evenly throughout the body. Like other forms of basil around the world, tulsi has a delicious, pungent flavor that both energizes and warms the system. Tulsi’s clarifying eects are similar to breathing fresh sea air charged with moist, ozone-rich mist. In the home herbal pharmacy, tulsi is a valuable necessity. In the Ayurvedic tradition, it is like a medicine chest in its own right, with applications ranging from digestion and immunity to energy and cognition. Teaming up with tulsi in this tonic is hibiscus, a much-loved tonic of Caribbean herbal tradition, adding a delightful tartness to reinforce the vitalizing property of this formula. A dash of fiery ginger and orange peel adds zest, while goji berry and fresh vanilla lend sweetness. We blend a touch of lavender blossoms to balance the energizing qualities of tulsi and Hibiscus with some cool blue relaxation, and Voila! You have a tonic of unparalleled awesomeness!
Clarity is an excellent formula, all-around, to support your healthy routine! Its enlivening energy and refreshing flavor is a fantastic morning pick-me-up, as an alternative to caeine. This tonic is also a great choice to support your mental focus and clarity when working, studying, or simply be-ing. According to Ayurveda, tulsi supports the qualities of lightness, joy, and well-being. Try it before your next meditation session.