I am very excited to share some Ayurvedic Herbal Tea Remedies with you for Tea Tuesday!
Not only will I share natural remedies that you can make from ingredients in your own kitchen, but also an awesome book about Ayurveda! My girlfriend wrote this book so this whole post is extra special. ????
I was just having a conversation with my mom last week about herbal tea, and it’s perfectly fitting to this post. My mom said she made a pot of green tea and she didn’t really like it. She said that she only seems to like Chamomile tea, and doesn’t know why she doesn’t like green tea. I told her that she actually may not like tea at all! Chamomile isn’t actually tea (although we classify it as tea to make it easier). Real tea is made up of tea leaves, like green tea, whereas, Chamomile is actually just dried flowers, containing no tea leaves at all. These “teas-but-not-really-teas” are what we call herbal teas.
Herbal teas are great home remedies! Plants are truly medicine, and you know some of the first people to use plants as medicine?
The people of ancient India!
Here’s where Ayurveda comes into place.
Are you familiar with Ayurveda? If you drink herbal teas or take herbal supplements then you already are practicing some parts of Ayurveda!
Ayurveda was first discovered in the Indus Valley region of India more than 5,000 years ago. It was passed along for generations until it was recorded into the ancient Indian Books of Wisdom. A medical science deeply focused on healing and maintaining the quality and longevity of life are the core principles behind Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda the cornerstone of health is achieving mind-body balance; I could not agree with this more!
My good friend, Sahara, wrote the best-selling book, The Idiot’s Guide To Ayurveda. It’s seriously amazing, and I recommend it so much!
Sahara is a mind-body transformation expert. Deepak Chopra called her “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift”.
One of my favorites parts of Sahara’s book was her chapter on home remedies. Obviously, natural remedies are nothing new to the majority of the world, and in her book, she says that 80% of he world’s population uses natural remedies. Ayurveda was the first health and wellness system to use herbs for medicinal benefits.
Sahara is my go-to friend when I have any health or wellness issues. After all, she is THE GIRL who knows it all. I love that I can share a little sneak peek into her awesome book and a few of her kick-ass wellness tips.
So, below I’m sharing a few of Sahara’s tried-and-true Ayurvedic herbal tea home remedies for acne, the cold & flu, and UTI’s. (She has many more remedies & expands on these in her book!)
Ayurvedic Herbal Tea Remedies For Acne
4 cups of boiling water + 1 teaspoon cardamom + 1 teaspoon saffron + 1 teaspoon fennel seeds. Steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink warm throughout the day.
Ayurvedic Herbal Tea Remedies For Colds & Flu
1 cup boiling water + 1 tablespoon grated ginger + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1 teaspoon cardamom. Steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink.
Ayurvedic Herbal Tea Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections
1 Cup hot water + 1 teaspoon coriander seeds. Steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink 3 times a day.
If you live a healthy lifestyle, or if you want to find a balance that works best for YOU, then I highly recommend that you take a look at the principles of Ayurveda. As a matter of fact, I am positive that you will start incorporating Ayurvedic practices into your daily life. (We’re talking intuitive eating, morning routine, self care, meditation, natural remedies…great stuff!)
In essence, eating well along with being aligned mentally and spiritually, is what make us truly healthy. Ayurveda is all about these principles and aligns with how I have always felt!
Again, I HIGHLY recommend Sahara’s book, and I want you to follow her on Instagram! She’s truly one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met, and you will learn so much from her.
Also, FYI, Sahara’s favorite herbal tea brand is Organic India. (We love their sweet rose blend!)
PS – Check out some of my other Tea Tuesday articles here!
Lately I’ve been reading about mindfulness, I have taken a more organic approach to skincare so this post could not have come at a better time. Ayurveda is one of those words to me that you Kinna know but not really lol. I enjoyed this post will add this book to my already overflowing basket.
Hi Keziah! I am happy you enjoyed the post, and found it helpful. You will not regret having Sahara’s book. It is absolutely amazing! Let us know what you think about it. 🙂
That was really interesting to learn about the difference between tea and herbal ‘tea’!
Thanks Cartier! 🙂