Monday, 26 September 2011

Ayurvedic Drinks

Ayurveda Drinks

Tea :

Vata tea- equal parts of ginger, cumin and coriander
Pitta tea- equal parts of cumin, coriander and fennel
Kapha tea- equal parts of ginger, cinnamon and a pinch of clove

Hot Milk :

1 cup of milk, 2 tsp. organic almond powder, 2 cardamom pods, 5 strands saffron, pinch of nutmeg.Put all ingredients in a pan and heat till boiling. Allow to cool and add sweetener if desired (honey, jaggery etc).

You can also use the following Ayurvedic herbs with milk/ milk substitute for specific disorders:

Ashwagandha & Shatavari ­- for stress, nervous disorders, aphrodisiac and general tonic.
Date milk- back pain, fatigue, aphrodisiac, general tonic
Saffron and almond- proteins, vitamins, energy booster
Raisin and fennel- regulates stomach, decreases acidity, for constipation and weak digestion
Rose milk- cooling and refreshing, with constipation, excellent for aggravated Pitta dosha

Digestive Drink After Food: -

Mint tea:
Use a large bunch of fresh mint in a tea pot of hot water, with 1 tsp. sweetener. Leave for 5 minutes then serve.

Lassi (buttermilk):
Aids digestion at end of meal as increases Pitta. Blend 2 cups of water with ½ cup plain yoghurt, skim off the fat that rises to the surface, add 2 pinches of ginger and cumin powder. For Vata types, add a little rock salt; for Pitta types a little jaggery; for Kapha types a little dried ginger powder and black pepper.

Pachak Lassi:
Add 1 inch of fresh ginger, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds/powder, pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon chopped coriander to garnish. Balances all doshas.

Spicy Lassi:
2 tablespoons sugar, (or less) 1/2 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger or ¼ tsp. Dry ginger, ½ teaspoon ground cardamom. Good for all doshas.

Sweet lassi:
2 tablespoons sugar, 1 drop of rosewater.

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