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Digestive Tea

Cumin, Coriander, Fennel

Cumin, Coriander & fennel are ancient digestive spices and when brewed together make athe perfect addition to an Ayurvedic lifestyle or cleanse. The tea directly stimulates the digestive system, supporting the body’s natural ability to breakdown ama, or natural toxins in the GI tract. *

Ingredients:

  • Water, 32 ounces
  • Fennel, 1 teaspoon*
  • Coriander, seeds, 1 teaspoon*
  • Cumin seed, 1 teaspoon*
  • Ginger, fresh, 1/2 teaspoon, chopped
  • Lemon, juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Green tea bag

Directions:

Put first five ingredients in a pot and bring to a slow boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the green tea bag and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Add the juice from 1/2 lemon. Strain the tea into a thermos & drink warm throughout the day up until around 4:00 pm.

This Ayurvedic digestive tea blend takes advantage of the properties of fennel, coriander & cumin, long known to stimulate digestion and support full assimilation of nutrients from food. The green tea has anti-oxident properties. You can energize with regular (caffeinated) tea or opt for the decaffeinated variety. Drink hot or warm throughout the day to support subtle detoxification and cleansing.

CCF Tea by Banyan Botanicals has Fennel, Coriander and Cumin seeds and can be purchased together in one package, rather than purchasing in individual bulk packages. I’m including a links below to both the CCF Combination tea as well as bulk Organic Fennel, Coriander & Cumin Seeds. Options for both caffeinated and decaffeinate teas are included, as well as a kitchen tool I use daily for squeezing lemons & limes. I have had a tool like this for several years. Mine is yellow, and the acid from the lemons has made the paint begin to peel. Therefore, I recommend the stainless steel version.

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ginger Tea

Another popular Ayurvedic Tea is Ginger tea.Ginger is known as the universal medicine and can be found in cuisines worldwide. Ginger tea has a strong cleansing effect on the body, helping to mobilize toxins and restore balance. Ginger tea benefits the digestive system and can help reduce cravinga for sweet and salty items. Ginger helps sooth and cleanse the respiratory tract, making it a valuable tea during cold and flu season. Try sweetining your tea with raqw organic honey and chopped mint or lemon slices.

To make One Quart of Ginger Tea

Coarsely chop an unpeeled two-inch piece of whole ginger. Place the pieces into a 2 quart pot with one quart of water. Bring the water just to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the tea simmer for 15 minutes. You can strain the ginger pieces and put the tea into a thermos bottle or stor it in a glass jar. Reheat the tea as needed.

To make 1 Cup of Ginger Tea

Grate 1 heaping teaspoon of unpeeled ginger root into a cup of hot water. Let the tea steep for 2 minutes. Strain or let the ginger settle to the bottom of the cup. Add fresh lemon slices, chopped mint, raw organic honey &/or a dash of black pepper.

 

 

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