Hereafter you will find some of my favourite immune system strengthen & cleansing teas inspired from Ayurvedic Medicine.
Best is to start your day with this infusions on a empty stomach to cleansing the system.
Take your breakfast only 30 Min. after.
It can be very beneficial to have multiple flasks of tea to alternate throughout the day.
One with cumin tea, one with ginger and lemon, and one with fresh turmeric root tea.
Try to seek out organic ingredients for your tea and make sure you wash your turmeric, ginger and lemons well before use.
Turmeric – Ginger Tea
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogen, and ginger not only boosts your immune system but it helps cleanse your lymphatic system. If you have the cold or flu, or want to stay healthy this cold weather season, I really would drink this turmeric tea every day, ideally on a empty stomach.
This tea helps to prevent colds.
Ginger is warming, and both ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is a natural antibiotic. The lemon juice cleanses toxins, purifies the blood, and increases digestive fire (agni).
- 1 l water
- Slices of cm organic ginger of 4 cm, skin on
- Slices of 2 cm organic turmeric root, skin on or 1 tsp ground turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil
- Peel of 1 organic lemon
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp natural sweetener
Add ginger and turmeric to hot water.
Simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes.
You don’t want the infusion to boil, it’s harmful to the nutrients in the turmeric.
Take off the heat and squeeze in the lemon juice and stir in the coconut oil.
Cumin treats sore throats, colds, arthritis, and also aids in digestion. Cumin is even known as the natural detoxifier.
Jeera water is one of the most common solution for indigestion, detoxification and weight loss.
Jeera-ginger tea is also a good combination. From the base, it helps keep digestive troubles away, removes toxins and supports a healthy gut. Secondly, the drink also helps ensure that your metabolism functions smoothly. Increasing your metabolism will help burn more calories as your activity during this day will be fuelled properly.
The body is unable to absorb nutrients properly that result in slower rate of waste elimination in case of poor digestion.
Jeera-infused water releases digestive enzymes that may sooth the digestion process and may help in relieving stomach problems like indigestion, bloating and acidity.
Ajwain is also rich in antioxidants that may flush out toxins from the body, besides improving our metabolism.
- 500 ml water
- 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds/jeera or mixed with carom seeds/ajwain
Strain the boiled jeera water.
It helps in removal of toxins from the body by relieving fluid retention.
- 500 ml water
- 1-2 stalks lemongrass
It’s a traditional Ayurvedic tea blend designed to support the digestive system and promote a very gentle detoxification.
The alchemy of these three spices created a balanced, effective, natural gut cleanser. In Ayurveda, all imbalances begin in the gut and supporting gut health is a key aspect to balanced health. When the digestive system is strong, free of blockage, congestion, stagnation, gas, undigested food, it not only supports nutrient absorption but also maintains vibrant health.
Benefits of Cumin
- Stimulates agni (digestive fire)
- Decreases gas
- Helps with indigestion
- Flushes out ama (toxic waste)
- Relieves congestion
- Contains antioxidants and iron
- Soothes inflamed mucous membranes
- Improves elimination
Benefits of Coriander
- Improves digestion
- Relieves gas
- Helps with many pitta disorders, especially urinary or digestive
- Increases digestion and absorption
- Treats intestinal disorders
- Aids indigestion
- Calms muscle spasms
- Reduces inflammation—even shown to help with rheumatoid arthritis
Benefits of Fennel
- One of the best herbs for strengthening agni
- Stops cramping
- Increases mental alertness
- Promotes breast milk flow
- Helps with IBS
- Relaxes the digestive tract
- Alleviates gas and indigestion
- Increases the burning of fat
- Moves lymph
- 1 l water
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seed
The simplest of recipes: combine equal parts organic cumin, coriander and fennel seeds, and store in a glass jar.
Strain the boiled water.