Kala Tulasi Pator Chah or Black Tulsi (basil) Leaf Tea


Black tulsi leaf—3 or 4

Honey—half tea spoon

Lemon juice—2 or 3 drops

Water—sufficient for one cup of tea


Put water in a kettle or any convenient vessel. Place on the stove and heat. When the water is boiled, add the tulsi leaves and continue boiling. As the water changes colour to a light green just like your regular green tea, turn off the stove and discard the leaves. Pour the water into your favourite tea cup and add the honey and lemon juice.  Your tulsi leaf tea is ready and this cup of tea will not only remove all your exhaustion, but will also help you to tackle your cold and cough. If you like the taste of tulsi, you can add more leaves while making your tea.

You all might be well aware that black tulsi is a very potent medicinal plant and traditionally we have been using every part of it to address different health issues. Our ancestors used black tulsi to address pinworm infestation and bad breath, to prevent problems related to lung, to prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, hair loss, address toothache etc.

Change your life and attitude by beginning with a cup of black tulsi tea.

N.B: People who are suffering from major health issues, pregnant women and nursing mothers should always consult their doctor or dietician or nutritionist before embracing a new drink or food.