Ayurvedic tea plays an effective role in digestion. Though we consume tea in many forms. We usually drink normal milk tea in our daily routine, some may go for flavoured tea like, strawberry tea, chocolate tea etc. But Ayurvedic tea is the only tea which is not consumed by us and its health benefits is also not known to many.
Recently I had done some intensive research on herbal medicine, though its a very specialised and vast topic, yet i have found some very useful information on this.
I have learnt this Ayurvedic tea from my recent visit to Ayurvedic clinic for detoxification (Panchakarma) treatment. I was served with an hot steaming flavoured Ayurvedic tea. After an sip of this magical tea, I was in a total relax mood. I was very much interested in learning the recipe of this tea and after lot of discussion, the Ayurveda practitioner unfolded te recipes of magical tea, which I am going to share with you’ll.
This is an traditional Ayurvedic tea which is generally made with the blend of Coriander-Cumin-Fennel.These three herbs are boiled together till all the three herbs leaves their juices. This tea is very helpful in digestion and very easy to make. Just mix all three herbs in equal quantities and boil.
Cumin (Jeera) – As per Ayurveda there are three doshas (energies which are believed to circulate in the body and govern physiological activity). When these doshas are in balance, we are healthy and Cumin is believed to have powers to balance of doshas.
Coriander seeds (Dhaniya Powder) – As per Ayurveda, coriander seeds helps in supporting digestion, combat allergies and reduce bloating. It also supports the liver, one of the main organs involved in detox and blood sugar balance.
Fennel seeds (Saunf)– In India normally, fennel seeds are often chewed after lunch/dinner to support digestion. This herb has been traditionally used to stimulate digestive juices, reduce indigestion, prevent gas, and address constipation.
So lets make this magical tea at home and make our health.
Ingredients – For an individual serving
2 cups of water
¼ tsp. cumin seeds (Jeera)
¼ tsp. coriander seeds (Dhaniya Powder)
¼ tsp. fennel seeds (Saunf)
For a larger batch of tea (combine in a clean jug)
1 part coriander seeds (Dhaniya Powder)
1 part cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 part fennel seeds (Saunf)
You can make a full jug of the tea at a time, or just evaluate out the individual herbs for a single serving.
I usually prefer to use slightly less cumin seeds. I believe the flavor can be a bit strong. For example, if I’m filling a jar with the tea blend, I’ll use ¼ cup coriander (Dhaniya Powder), ¼ cup fennel (Saunf), and ¼ cup minus 1 Tbs. cumin seeds (Jeera).
Place ¾ – 1 tsp. of the blended herbs in 2 cups of water in a pot or kettle. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy.