Herbal teas DIY

Ayurvedic herbal infusions can be very easily made. You just need some basic spices in
your cupboard.

3 or 4 spices are enough to flavour your drink, and you can easily keep it with you all day
in a thermos.

Herbal teas can be adapted to the different doshas. Ayurveda recommends consuming the
drinks warm.

Brief explanation :

  • Infusion: boiling water is poured onto the herbs / spices and then enjoyed
  • Decoction: the herbs are boiled in water, then removed before serving
  • Tisane: the herbs are boiled in water for 10 minutes and then left to infuse for 10 more minutes before serving

Herbs and spices that are good for Vata:

  • Chamomile
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Fennel seeds
  • Basilica Elderflower
  • Eucalyptus, marshmallow, ginger, lemongrass, licorice, lotus, mint, orange peel

Herbs and spices that are good for Pitta:

  • Burdock
  • Borage
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory
  • Fennel
  • Hibiscus
  • Lavender, Marshmallow

Herbs and spices that are good for  Kapha  :

  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Fennel seeds
  • Orange Peel
  • Mint
  • Ginger, Sage, Safran
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