Ayurvedic Tea Recipes for Various Health Benefits

Ayurveda has always given highest importance to right food according to one's body constitution. As such, one should always eat food according to the dosha of his her body- vata, pitta or kapha. Ayurveda has also advocated certain diets that are beneficial to achieve overall health. It gives many recipes for specific problems such as Ayurvedic Detoxifying Recipes or Ayurvedic Recipes for weight loss etc. There are also many drinks that help maintaining health. One of such drinks is the tea, which when prepared with different herbs and spices give different benefits for health. Some of such ayurvedic tea recipes are described here.

Ayurvedic Tea for Digestion

  • Take 1 tsp each of cumin, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds.
  • Also take 3 cups of water and honey.
  • Boil water and after removing from flame, soak the ingredients, except honey, in it for about 5 minutes.
  • Strain and add honey to make it sweet.

Banafsha Tea for Cough and Cold

  • Take 60 gm Banafsha, 15 gm Kulanjan, and 20 gm Mulathi.
  • Ground them and boil the mixture in water.
  • Add one drop each of peppermint and eucalyptus oil.
  • Have this tea to cure cough and cold

Jushanda Tea for Relief in Asthma

  • Take 30 gm Mulathi, 15 gm Somavali, 25 gm Vasaka, and 2 gm Naushadar.
  • Ground them and boil the mixture in water.
  • Have it to relieve asthma discomforts.

Herbal Diuretic Tea

  • Take 26 gm Hauber, 24 gm Gokshru, 25 gm Varun, and 25 gm Punernava.
  • Ground them and boil the mixture in water.
  • It is a diuretic agent which increases the volume of urine excreted and prevents the formation of stone and also dissolves the kidney stone.

Herbal Laxative Tea

  • Take 90 gm Senna, and 10 gm Dhania.
  • Ground them and boil the mixture in water.
  • It helps in relieving constipation.

Soothing Tulsi Tea

  • Take 50 gm Tulsi, 7.5 gm Dalchini, 5 gmBrahmi, 15 gm Banafsha, 25 gm Saunf, 15 gm Iliachi dana, 25 gm each of Lalchandan and Kali Mirch.
  • Ground them and boil the mixture in water.

Anti-oxidant Keshar Tea

  • Take 5 gm Jaiphal, 4 gm Javitri, 50 gm Dalchini, 1 gm Keshar, and 40 gm Ashwagandha.
  • Ground them and boil the mixture in water.

Vata Dosha Tea Recipe

  • Take 1/4 teaspoon each of freshly grated ginger, ground cardamom, cinnamon, ajwan seeds and 1 cup water.
  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Boil the water and add the herb mixture to it.
  • Steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and then serve.
  • It balances the vata dosha.

Pitta Dosha Tea Recipe

  • Take 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin seeds, coriander, fennel, fresh cilantro, rose petals, and 1 cup water.
  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Boil the water and add the herb mixture to it.
  • Steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and then serve.
  • It balances the pitta dosha.

Kapha Dosha Tea Recipe

  • Take 1/4 teaspoon each of dry ginger, dill seed, fenugreek seed, 1 clove , and 1 cup water.
  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Boil the water and add the herb mixture to it.
  • Steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and then serve.
  • It balances the kapha dosha.

Antioxidant Green Tea

  • For anti-oxidant green tea recipe, add 10 gm green tea leaves, and 1 gm each of Dalchini and Iliachi with sugar (as per taste) in water.
  • Boil to get the tea.
  • Strain and serve.

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