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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?). Also, there are over a thousand subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

    • LynnCS

      I was hoping to hear how much to use. I bought some powdered Holy Basil, (Tulsi) and just add it to what ever I eat or drink. Didn’t think about making a tea of it. I got it because it talked about being good for adrenal fatigue. I do have a propensity to the overuse of edrenalin. Seems, as hard as I try, I still go to the ‘flight or fight’ reaction to most things. I’m working on it. Tulsi and Ashwaganda are two of my go to supplement powders right now to try to use some sort of natural intervention instead of taking a medical route for anxiety etc. Any other suggestions? Thanks for your great posts!

  • Babs

    Is Tulsi Three Tea good to take for fighting candida? Does it have any sugars including natural sugars such as fructose. Otherwise, are there any other teas or treatments that you’d recommend? Thanks

  • Copster

    Is tulsi tea good for balancing blood pressure?

  • Jo Dee

    Is tulsi tea good to fight estrogen receptive breast cancer?

  • sv

    oh man this brings back memories. all houses in india esp. the south have a tulsi plant in the backyard n its holy n we were only allowed to eat a leaf or two but i was addicted to it. it tastes unlike anything ive ever tried n as a kid i would wait for everyone to take their afternoon nap n go eat as many as i could ha!

  • Nicholas

    Hi Michael Greger, I bought some organic powdered tulsi leaves. On the back, they suggest consuming one teaspoon a day with a large glass of water. Is this amount too much? I feel a little worried consuming something so powerful. I would like to know what is the appropriate dose

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