Loose Tea- Ayurvedic De-Congest
An adaptogenic tea blend meant to align the inner elements and forces of the body with the outer elements and forces of the universe. In Ayurveda, congestion is an effect of blocked channels, or srotamsi, that are meant to promote the movement of energy and substance throughout the body. Respiratory congestion relates to the three mind-body types, or doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Symptoms of a Vata imbalance caused by change in climate or excessive stress may include dryness, constriction and breathlessness, and can be soothed with bay leaf and black pepper.* Symptoms of a Pitta imbalance caused by one's current state of emotions or lack of self-care may include inflammation, itchiness, fever or infection, and can be counteracted with licorice.* Symptoms of a Kapha imbalance caused by a change in weather or a lack of exercise may include excessive mucus, coughing or swelling, and can be pacified with warming spices like ginger, turmeric and cinnamon.* 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: Cinnamon Bark*, Turmeric Root*, Licorice Root*, Ginger Root*, Black Pepper*, & Bay Leaf*
- Heat fresh, filtered water just short of the boiling point.
- Add 2 tsp of tea to an 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.