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During winters, the body is known to succumb to an increase of cold energy, i.e. vata aggravation. Ayurveda recommends a nourishing herbal tea to boost your immunity and make you feel
Vata balancing spiced chai is a delicious beverage to generate internal warmth and keep the agni, digestive fire, burning.
The pungency of spices like cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, tulsi, and turmeric helps remove ama.
It’s warm properties help counterbalance the cold weather outside
Winters are the season of chilly breezes, snuggly blankets and piping hot beverages. During winters, the body is known to succumb to an increase of cold energy, i.e. vata aggravation. And as the season progresses, the changes in the environment can lead to seasonal and doshic imbalances. So, what’s the fix?
Ayurveda recommends a counterbalancing lifestyle approach. Therefore, in winters, battle the cold with warm drinks and food. And what’s better than Ayurvedic herbal teas to warm you up from within. Check out this fragrant, spiced tea to keep you warm and active this winter.
Add 6 cups of water in a pot and heat over medium-high.
Next, crush 6 Elaichis (cardamom pods) along with the seeds and put
Mix 1 cinnamon stick, I tsp. of grated ginger and ¼ tsp. of ajwain (carom seeds) with one tsp. of licorice powder.
Add the mixed spices to the boiling water and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Turn off the heat, and add ¾ tsp. of dried tulsi leaves.
Let the leaves steep for 3-5 min.
Add honey to taste, strain it and serve.
This vata balancing spiced chai is a delicious beverage to generate internal warmth and keep the Agni, digestive fire burning. The pungency of spices like cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, tulsi, and turmeric helps remove ama (toxins), eases the stagnation and blockage that can stem from vata aggravation.
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