Hi lovely people! Welcome to my kitchen aka Ilo’s Kitchen. Today I want to share with you a tea I make using four herbs. I typically drink more of this tea in the spring time in preparation for summer and in the fall to prepare my gut for the winter season. This tea is delicious and super simple with amazing benefits.
I was first introduced to this recipe and tea in The Prime book. Which I will dive deeper into at another time. The herbal tea stems from Ayurveda, ancient medicine. Ayurveda translates to “knowledge of life,” or “science of life.” and it is the most ancient system of healthcare in the world. It comes from the Vedic tradition which is from India, where Yoga steams from as well. The two are interwoven. The coolest things about The Prime is that is educates and proves Ayuverda’s ancient wisdom using Western Science. Its quite beautiful and powerful.
When the diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
– Ayurvedic Proverb
Quoting The Prime : The tea “helps heal the gut mucosa, improve the absorption of nutrients, and stimulates the lymphatic system.” – p128 The Prime
The Herbs p131-132
1/2 teaspoon of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds.
- CUMIN is an ancient remedy for indigestion, gas, and other digestive issues. It includes potent antioxidants and iron, as well as fiber, and it stimulates the enzymes in the body that facilitate strong digestion.
- CORIANDER is a digestive aid with a pleasant nutty taste, and it’s properties are enhanced by heat. In Ayurveda, coriander us used to treat many intestinal disorders because it relieves gas, indigestion, and spasms, and it reduces inflammation. It has also been shown to inhibit the joint swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
- FENNEL is a remedy for colic, irritable bowl syndrome, and other painful digestive issues because it relaxes the smooth muscle in the digestive track. It’s also good for relieving excess gas and indigestion and encouraging the body to burn fat. It contains phytoestrogens, so it’s great for women having hormonal issues, and it also tend to suppress excessive appetite in a balanced way.
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