Digestive Tea

As we approach more colder weather this tea will help you keep warm by stimulating your inner digestive fire.  It is an excellent tea if you suffer from any digestive issues as it will stimulate the 'Agni' - digestive fire .  Ayurveda says that most illness starts when food has not been broken down and assimilated properly in the digestive system.  Also if food is not properly digested it becomes a toxic matter called 'Ama' in Sanskrit and the build up of Ama leads to different health issues in the body.  So by stimulating our digestion we are on the path to good health.

You can make a litre of this, store in a flask and drink through the day.

 

Makes 1 litre

Ingredients

  • 1 inch piece of ginger, with skin scraped off and finely chopped or grated

  • 1 litre of filtered water

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder or seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel powder or seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • 2-3 cloves

 

 

Method

 

  • Add all spices to pan with the water, bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  • Strain into flask and drink during the day.

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  • If you wish you can add a little honey or brown sugar once served in a cup to sweeten.​

Enjoy!