DIY Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine

Modern Ayurvedic’s know their tea. When we say tea we don’t necessarily mean tea from a bag.  Herbal infusions are the simplest and most cost-effective form of Ayurvedic medicine, and our go-to for bringing the doshas into balance.

What is Ayurvedic tea good for? Everything. You can refer to the table below for some inspiration and highlights, or read more on our favourite combinations below.

Ayurvedic Tea Recipe

Quantity of seeds or fresh grated root

  • ½ tsp per mug
  • 1 tsp per teapot (2 person)
  • 2 tsp per litre

Submerge seeds in boil bottle, leave for 5 minutes and strain. Drink immediately, or keep the herbal infusion warm in a thermal bottle. For larger volumes you can also boil seeds in water on the stove top.

With a basic understanding of the energetics and properties of simple culinary spices, you too can tailor your own herbal infusion. Here is your quick guide (scroll for our best ofs). Always use organic spices Modern Ayurvedics. 

 

coriander seeds

fennel seeds

cumin seeds

ajwain seeds

saffron threads (pinch)

cracked cardamom pods

ginger root (fresh grated)

turmeric root (fresh grated)

warming

 

 

cooling

 

 

 

 

 

 

vata

 

 

pitta

 

 

 

 

 

kapha

 

agni

 

 

ama

 

 

 

detox

 

 

 

fluid retention

 

 

 

 

 

bloating + gas

 

 

 

 

burning sensations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTIs

 

 

 

 

adrenals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

glucose metabolism

 

 

hangover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lactation

 

 

 

 

 

breast growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

menstrual cramp

 

 

 

 

cough

 

 

 

 

skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coriander seed tea

Awards

  • Best tea for Pitta
  • Best tonic following alcohol consumption
  • Best adrenal purifier

Actions

  • Drains displaced heat, ama/toxins and Pitta out of the urinary system (great for all you who are prone to UTIs)⁠
  • Clear toxins and heat from the blood⁠
  • Clear mucus from the lungs⁠
  • Promotes Pitta digestion, enkindling agni without provoking inflammation
  • Alleviates Pitta IBS (this is diarrhoea-prominent, if unsure take the test to determine you IBS-type

Most complimentary supplements

 

Fennel seed tea

Awards

  • Best tea for Vata
  • Best anti-spasmodic
  • Best herb for breast feeding mother

Actions

  • Relieves digestive discomfort in the lower abdomen (gas, cramps and gripping pain)
  • Smooth muscle relaxant
  • Promotes the flow of milk in lactating mothers and may alleviate colic in infants
  • Reduces nervous tension held in mamsa dhatus (muscle tissue)

Most complimentary supplements

  • Triphala (not recommended if pregnant)

 

Cumin seed tea

Awards

  • Best tea for Kapha
  • Best digestive

Actions

  • Promotes digestion (alleviating heaviness after eating)
  • Alleviates cough
  • Reduces uterine pain and excess discharge
  • Promotes the production of milk in lactating mothers

Most complimentary supplements

 

Ginger root tea

Awards

Best tea for Agni (metabolism)

Best circulatory tonic

Best to reduce fluid retention

Actions

  • Clears cold, damp sensations
  • Improves circulation
  • Digests ama (toxins)
  • Cuts through excess Kapha (excess phlegm and mucous in respiratory system and gut)

Most complimentary supplements

If you would like more information, or for more tailored advice on what Ayurvedic herbs are right for you, contact Dani, co-founder of Modern Ayurvedic our resident Ayurvedic Herbalist.

MA  // MODERN AYURVEDIC TM

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