calm yourself in the hot & dry summer with this tea
The hot and dry summer season can be the most dreaded period for vata-pitta body type people. The heat, as well as the strong winds, can easily upset the vata and pitta doshas in the body, especially if due attention is not paid to the diet.
Drinks & Juices | Serves 1
Prep. Time: 5 min. | Cooking Time: 3 min
Aggravation of pitta dosha can make you easily frustrated and stressed, and aggravation of vata dosha can make you mentally and physically restless, unable to focus, unable to rest and lacking in physical or mental energy.
This herbal tea can be used to quickly address situations where you need some instant relief from these problems. The ingredients support good digestion and relieve any excess gas in the system. Proper digestion prevents any further generation of acidic gases in the system. The tea also has a mild cooling effect and helps lower body heat, thus reducing any mental stress and restlessness very quickly and helping you regain focus.
The tea can be made at home very easily and does not require any special items.
Method 1: Add all the raw ingredients to a cup of boiling water and stir for a few seconds. Then, strain the tea with a normal strainer. The tea is ready to drink.
This is best for one time use.
Method 2: Grind the ingredients to a rough powder. Add the ingredients to a small, portable strainer and lock it. Now immerse the strainer in a cup of boiling water. Stir for a few seconds. The tea is ready to drink.
This is great if you want to quickly make a cup of tea. The ingredients can be ground and stored in an airtight jar and used whenever needed.
Drink the tea while it is hot.
For Added Benefits:
Do not do anything else while drinking the tea. Sit with yourself for a few minutes, letting go of all your worries. Keep your awareness on your breath and observe it flowing through your body as you drink the tea. This will redirect the flow of prana in the body in a healthier way.
Ingredients for one cup of tea:
- Cardamom (2 florets or 1/2 teaspoon ground)
- Cinnamon (1 stick or 1/2 teaspoon ground)
- Jaiphal (Grated to a powder – 1 pinch)
- Fennel (1/2 teaspoon)
- Jaggery (1 teaspoon or as per taste)
- Boiling water (1 cup)
Choose organic ingredients as much as possible, as they have a more profound impact.