Loose Tea- Ayurvedic Sleepy Time
An adaptogenic tea blend meant to align the inner elements and forces of the body with the outer elements and forces of the universe. There are three types of sleep deficiencies in Ayurveda, which relate to the three doshas, or mind-body types: Vata, Kapha and Pitta. As the Vata dosha relates most directly to one's mental state, a Vata sleep disorder commonly presents itself in a restless mind, creating an inability to fall into a deep sleep, which can be counteracted with soothing lavender.* Alternatively, imbalances in the Kapha dosha typically effect one's ability to recover from sleep; often times leaving one feeling lethargic and groggy after a full night's rest, which is best counteracted with chamomile.* Lastly, imbalances in the Pitta dosha are more emotional in nature, but tend to present themselves biologically while interrupting sleep with symptoms that may include hot flashes, which can be avoided with the use of cooling gotu kola.* This delicious blend was formulated by Dr. Suhas and Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, Directors of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic in Santa Cruz, California.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician before taking any dietary supplements if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have a medical condition, or are taking medication. Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients: Chamomile flower*, Gotu kola leaf*, Orange peel*, Lavender flower*, Cinnamon bark*, Licorice root* and Cardamom seed*
- Heat fresh, filtered water just short of the boiling point.
- Add 2 grams of tea to a infuser, or straight into an 8-oz. mug.
- Pour the heated water into the mug.
- Steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Strain tea leaves, or take out the infuser.
- Sip and enjoy.