INSTANT TOM YUM PASTE/SAUCE
Add spice paste a few tablespoons at a time, taste-testing as
you go, until you're happy with the flavor and spice level.
Add more fish sauce instead of salt as needed. Add shrimp or
tofu, plus desired vegetables.
"Queen of Herbs", also known as Holy Basil (Tulsi) is the most sacred herb of India.
Cures a fever: It has very potent germicidal, fungicidal, anti-bacterial and anti-biotic properties that are great for resolving fevers.
Beats diabetes: leaves of holy basil are packed with antioxidants and essential oils that produce eugenol, methyl eugenol and caryophyllene.
Collectively these substances help the pancreatic beta cells (cells that store and release insulin) function properly.
Beats stress: Tulsi helps to maintain the normal levels of the stress hormone – cortisol in the body.
The leaf also has powerful adaptogen properties (also known as anti-stress agents).
Dissolves kidney stones: The holy basil being a great diuretic and detoxifier is great for the kidneys. Tulsi helps reduce the uric acid levels in the blood
Beats cancer: With strong anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties tulsi has been found to help stop the progression of breast cancer and oral cancer
Heals respiratory conditions: Tulsi has immunomodulatory (helps to modulate the immune system), antitussive (suppresses the cough center, reducing the amount of cough) and expectorant properties (helps expel phlegm from the chest), that make it a great relief for coughs, cold, and other respiratory disorders including chronic and acute bronchitis.
Cures a headache: Tulsi helps to relieve headaches caused due to sinusitis, allergies, cold or even migraines.