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DIGESTIVE TEA

Ayurveda believes good health begins in the gut and that many diseases can be traced back to poor digestion. This is a classic Ayurvedic tea for supporting digestive health.  Whether you have a digestive imbalance or you simply want to support optimal digestion, this is a wonderful gentle daily tea.

Enjoy a cup before or after a meal, or sip all throughout the day, however avoid drinking liquids during meal times as it can dampen your digestive fire.

Typically we drink teas warm, though during the hot summer months you can let this tea cool to room temperature.

CUMIN

aids in digestion and assimilation, reduces ama (undigested food) and helps balance blood sugar.

CORIANDER

aids in digestion and assimilation, cools and balances the digestive and urinary systems.

CARDAMOM

is said to be the ‘Queen of Spices,’ stimulates the mind and heart to experience joy and clarity.

FENNEL

an excellent post digestive, cools the temper, calms the nerves and freshens the breath.

INGREDIENTS

1 quart boiled water
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp green cardamom pods
2 tsp fennel seeds

DIRECTIONS

For added benefit dry roast the seeds and pods until fragrant (optional). Place the seeds and pods in a quart size mason jar, pour the boiled water into the jar, loosely set the lid on the jar. Let steep for 10-30 minutes. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into mugs, a mason jar or a thermos.

Makes 4 cups.

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