Episode 143:
Tulsi with Anjali Deva

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Tulsi with Anjali Deva

Episode Summary

It was so delightful to sit down and chat with Anjali Deva about Tulsi. I just love it when I interview someone and their love of the plant they choose shines through so clearly, which was definitely the case in this conversation. Anjali’s descriptions of seeing it growing in India made me wish I could grow whole fields of it myself!

Anjali discussed the many ways she loves to interact with Tulsi, both on a physical and a spiritual level, and I loved her very practical and specific indications for when to try her Tulsi Chai recipe. By the way, don’t miss out on downloading your beautifully illustrated recipe card, which you can find in the section below!

By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► Four digestive issues that can be helped by Tulsi

► How Tulsi’s gifts can benefit multiple organ systems

► The parallels between Tulsi’s effects on digestion and the lungs

► Four delectable ways to use Tulsi in food and drinks (including a delicious way to use it in an afternoon pick-me-up!)

► How Anjali uses Tulsi as part of her spiritual practice

► and so much more…

For those of you who don’t already know her, Anjali Deva is an Ayurvedic practitioner, currently residing in the mountains of Southern California. Her private practice, Rooted Rasa, specializes in an integrative and trauma-informed approach to Ayurveda. Anjali founded Mādhya Way, a school for Ayurveda, in 2020 to provide education in trauma-informed care. She is the co-author of From Stressed Out to Stress Wise, published in July 2023. Anjali is dedicated to sharing the Wisdom of Ayurveda for the benefit of all living beings.

I’m excited to share our conversation with you today!

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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:09] Introduction to Anjali Deva
  • [02:19] How Anjali found her plant path
  • [05:05] From Stressed Out to Stress Wise
  • [09:52] Why Anjali loves Tulsi
  • [12:21] Anjali’s favorite Tulsi to grow
  • [13:48] What about Temperate or African Tulsi?
  • [16:47] Tulsi for digestion
  • [18:47] Tulsi Chai recipe
  • [21:54] Tulsi for the lungs
  • [23:14] Is Tulsi safe to consume every day?
  • [25:06] Working with fresh Tulsi
  • [27:51] Closing thoughts about Tulsi
  • [31:12] Honoring the Divine Feminine
  • [35:21] How herbs instill hope in Anjali
  • [39:11] Herbal Tidbit

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  • 01:09 - Introduction to Anjali Deva
  • 02:19 - How Anjali found her plant path
  • 05:08 - From Stressed Out to Stress Wise
  • 10:02 - Why Anjali loves Tulsi
  • 12:31 - Anjali’s favorite Tulsi to grow
  • 14:03 - What about Temperate or African Tulsi?
  • 17:07 - Tulsi for digestion
  • 19:13 - Tulsi Chai recipe
  • 22:24 - Tulsi for the lungs
  • 23:46 - Is Tulsi safe to consume every day?
  • 25:45 - Working with fresh Tulsi
  • 28:38 - Closing thoughts about Tulsi
  • 32:06 - Honoring the Divine Feminine
  • 36:22 - How herbs instill hope in Anjali
  • 40:06 - Herbal Tidbit

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