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I used to be a big "snack-before-bed" person, but I've been drinking a pot of tulsi (holy basil) tea after dinner, and that satisfies me all on its own. No snack necessary!

Does the tea help you sleep, Drea? I might enjoy that every other night


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Now that you mention it, I have been sleeping through the night...interesting!  I love the taste, it helps me not eat after dinner, and it may be helping me sleep, too!


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Now that you mention it, I have been sleeping through the night...interesting!  I love the taste, it helps me not eat after dinner, and it may be helping me sleep, too!

I'm going to order some and see what it does for me... Sometimes I have trouble sleeping, but I don't want to feel drugged. The reviews indicate that it doesn't make people feel that way. Good!


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I believe that holy basil helps the body clear cortisol, among other benefits.



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Wow, I have been reading about holy basil again - I had sort of forgotten about it. This stuff is powerful!! And, as is the case with most herbals, it is good for a host of things. Wish I had known about it when my mother and mother-in-law were living. Neither of them could sleep very well. And the stuff is even good for flu and colds. Aching muscles etc. People even put the tea in a humidifier for babies sick with bad colds. Wow, again!


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Where do you find this holy basil tea? And is it OK for O's?


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I need to try the millet and amaranth cold cereal. Variety is good.


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I buy Tulsi tea at the health food store. I like the loose-leaf. Try the unflavored first (I prefer the unflavored over the flavored), you may like the taste as I do.

It isn't rated in my swami, so I treat it as a neutral.


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Where do you find this holy basil tea? And is it OK for O's?

http://www.organicindia.com/organic-tulsi-teas.php
This is the brand that is available in tea bag form at our natural food stores.  Also in some grocery stores.  It's also sold as a bulk herb, sometimes called Holy Basil, sometimes called Tulsi.

I don't know Dr. D's opinion on Tulsi.  It's especially recommended for type A's and B's for dealing with stress.  I have not seen it mentioned one way or the other for type O's.  I'd consider it the same as Basil, since it is in the family.



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Where do you find this holy basil tea? And is it OK for O's?

Vitacost has a lot of different types. Plus capsules, etc..


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Keep in mind that tahini can be bitter. I like to add it to savory dishes like great northern bean "hummus", where the bitterness is not as predominant.


Drea, are you a super-taster? I am, but there is something about the odd taste of sesame that appeals to me and always has.  


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I'm not a supertaster.

I like the brand of Tulsi tea that Victoria mentioned. It's the one I drink. I have tried other brands, but keep coming back to this one.


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Nuts and seeds and their butters have always been my fave bedtime snack. Funny because I was always told that eating nuts before bed was bad for your digestion Sometimes I add a bit of rice cake in there if I'm feeling I need it.
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So tulsi-holy basil? Two names for the same thing?

The first place I'll look for it is in the local HFS bulk bins. If it's not there, I've got a few more places to check. I rarely need to buy food online.


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Ruth, I've not seen Tulsi (holy basil) in the bulk tea section; I buy it loose leaf in the tea section (it comes in a canister).


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I buy the same brand of Tulsi tea as Victoria and Drea. It is often on sale at the local HFS. I think it is recommended by Dr. D in one of the protocols for type A, it's where I first heard of it.


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I think it is recommended by Dr. D in one of the protocols for type A, it's where I first heard of it.


That's interesting, I'll have to investigate...I've been treating as a neutral all this time, even though it's done wonders for me!


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Thanks Drea for mentioning Tulsi (Holy Basil) tea.  I've added that to my list of beneficials to consume.  

Grey Rabbit, since I'm also an A its good to know that it is recommended by Dr. D.

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Holy Basil extract is part of the type A Antistress Protocol found on page 470 of the encyclopedia. I figure if the extract is good for As then the tea should be fine Makes me feel good anyway and I've noticed a huge reduction in my stress response if I drink some before an exam.


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Grey Rabbit,

Good info.  I'm on my second cup of the day.  Approximately how many cups do you drink per day on average?  

And, do you drink it at bedtime to help sleep?


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I usually have two cups a day and sometimes I have some before bed and sometimes I have camomile tea instead, they are both very good for type As


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I love chamomile tea before bed! It sort of helps me drift off.....
I also enjoy ginger/green , lemon/ginger or gingeroot tea before bed.


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