TEA AND AYURVEDA- UNFOLDING THE SCIENCE OF MIRACLES
Have you ever experienced the wonders of Ayurveda or read and heard about it in the wellness blogs, yoga class? It's no less than a miracle that something natural can cure almost all kinds of malady without any side effects.
What is Ayurveda and why?
Ayurveda in Sanskrit means ‘Science of life’. This perfectly sums up the ayurvedic principles that are based on achieving a balanced state of mind which is the key step to a healthy body. It incorporates diet, lifestyle, herbs, and yoga that truly heals from within and lets you achieve balanced mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Ayurveda was developed in ancient India almost 5000 years ago to help people attain optimal health, energy, and balance in life. The classic Ayurvedic text begins with the accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from Gods to sages, who then taught them to human physicians. This science is now trusted and accepted throughout the world.
The three Doshas in Ayurveda:
Have you wondered why there’s a difference in the behaviour of different people? Why is one person restless and hyperactive while another one is absolutely calm and still? Why do some people have a clear thought process regarding everything they plan while some are always in dilemma even regarding little things?
Ayurveda differentiates between different personalities based on their Doshas- Vatha, Pitha, and Kapha. Our body is made of all the doshas but one dosha is predominant over the other two.
Attaining a balanced life with Ayurvedic Teas:
Ayurvedic teas are traditional herbal teas served in ayurvedic medicines. Ayurvedic teas are of three types- Vatha tea, Pitha tea, and Kapha tea. These teas are made with different herbs and elements and are meant to detoxify and purify the body. This is the key component of Ayurveda to attain health and wellness. Also, each tea is meant to balance specific doshas in our bodies.
The method of preparation of all ayurvedic teas is the same. The only difference is the herbs used in preparing the teas.
- Vatha predominant personality should have tea that includes ingredients like fennel, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, liquorice, and stevia.
- Pitha predominant personality should have tea with ingredients like ginger, cardamom, fennel, rose, liquorice, and stevia added in it
- Kapha predominant personality should add ingredients like black pepper, clove, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and liquorice
Benefits of Ayurvedic Teas:
Apart from balancing the doshas of the body, they also have other benefits. Some of the benefits of Ayurvedic Teas are below:
- DIGESTION: If you are facing troubles like indigestion, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea, Ayurveda teas are the best to help you. Ginger from ages is known for promoting digestion. A drink made with ghee, salt, and warm water helps in removing the bacteria in the stomach and lubricates the inside of the stomach, relieving the problem of constipation. Fennel seeds and ginger are the ideal solutions to bloating.
- WEIGHT LOSS: Ayurveda has a solution to almost every problem. Ayurveda tea helps in treating obesity and aids in weight loss. Ginger tea and clove boiled with basil are your way to weight loss.
- GLOWING SKIN: Turmeric is skin’s best friend- everyone in an Indian household knows this. All this because of turmeric’s antioxidant and purifying properties. Besides turmeric, fenugreek, cumin and black pepper are known to purify the blood by dissolving excessive fat from tissues.
- MENTAL HEALTH: Ayurvedic herbs like mint leaves, lavender, lime flower, rose helps you calm your mind and body. No better way to unlock your inner Yogi than attaining the calmness in your mind. They boost your mind and increase the alertness of your mind.
- DETOX: Ayurvedic tea prepared with ingredients like coriander, fennel, cumin, lemongrass and star anise is believed to detoxify the body and have a cooling effect on the body. It is highly beneficial for all the doshas, especially for Pitha dosha. Having this tea at night also helps in digestion.
- IMMUNITY: Kadha is the body's immune-boosting drink and is perfect for you if you fall ill quite often which is a sign of a weak immune system. Not only this, Kadha is believed to protect against allergies too. Ginger, cardamom, black pepper, and basil are useful in treating flu and aids digestion which directly improves the immunity of the body.
So, to say Ayurveda is the storehouse of miraculous herbs and spices and when combined with tea, it gives numerous benefits alongside balancing the state of mind and body. During these times, when a strong immune system is the biggest achievement to a healthy life, Ayurveda is the ladder that takes you to that achievement.
In case you are looking for some herbal teas that give you the benefits of Ayurveda, here are some of the teas from Saffron Cup to help you: