Ayurvedic tea is one of the key elements in this ancient holistic healthcare practice. Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Long before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda - one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. Ayurveda emphasizes that balancing of the mind, body, and spirit is essential for holistic well-being.
Depending on the mix of botanicals, an Ayurvedic blend can help enhance energy, promote emotional well-being, aid digestion, cleanse the body, calm nerves, or provide other types of health benefits. These health-enhancing teas are caffeine-free, and you can drink them at any time of the day.
Make this tea a part of your daily food plan for a month or so. Make it a habit to sip this tea throughout a day. This tea will help to cleanse the body and organs while revving up the metabolism. You will come to love this tea, not only for its flavor but for its energizing and cleansing qualities.
This Coriander-Cumin-Fennel Tea is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy. The three herbs are boiled together create a deliciously nurturing and digestively-balancing tea. According to Ayurveda, coriander supports the liver, one of the primary organs involved in detox and blood sugar balance; cumin supports digestion by kindling the digestive fire (Agni); fennel seeds have been traditionally used to stimulate digestive juices, reduce indigestion, prevent gas, and address constipation.
The oversweetened chai latte you buy at Starbucks is really not the same thing as a cup of spicy, home-brewed, real chai. Traditionally in India, chai was an herbal blend used in Ayurvedic medicine and adjusted with herbs and spices to soothe a particular ailment. Black tea only became part of chai after the British began growing tea in India.
Ayurveda teaches that good health directly relates to our ability to fully metabolize (or digest) the nutritional, emotional, and sensory information incentives our body receives. When our Agni (digestive energy) is robust, we function well and produce a subtle essence called Ojas. Ojas, in Ayurveda, is the source of our vitality, the foundation of physical strength, and immunity. However, if our Agni is weak, digestion is inadequate, and that leads to accumulation of toxic residue known as ama. The buildup of ama in the body and mind blocks the natural flow of energy, information, and food. Hence, digestive problems are the underlining cause of all diseases.
Ayurveda also teaches that each plant has its unique properties, which it shares with the one who uses it for food. In this sense Willowherb (a.k.a Fireweed, Ivan Chai) is one fascinating plant. First of all, Willowherb is resilient. It's the first plant to bloom after forest fires, and as it helps the land rebound as it grows, it rejuvenates our digestive system. Along with its many health benefits, Willowherb tea is prised for its anti-inflammatory properties and as an aid to digestion. Click HERE to learn more about our Willowherb Tea.