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The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are great for the overheated body that can suffer from heat-related pain. Turmeric is used in Ayurveda to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, though, in excess, it can aggravate Pitta and Vata.
Matcha is a form of green tea but without the usual caffeine content. According to Ayurveda, most green teas contain caffeine and will tell you that caffeine is rajasic, a quality that, when taken often increases restlessness and greed and creates dosha imbalances, for all doshas.
Rose has long been connected to love, compassion, romance and gentleness, has also opposite qualities, for example, the soft petals of the rose is contrasted with the painfully sharp thorns on its stem.
You can make nut, seed and grain milks easily and they are full of great nutritional values. They are great substitutes for dairy milk, in this section, I write about plant and nut milks which you can read.
This is an extravagant simple recipe that is worth having as a divine drink anytime, using organic dried rose petals which you can quite easily get online nowadays.
The qualities are endless but in my opinion, I love saffron for the effect it has on the nervous system, helping with low moods and depression, enhancing the quality of compassion and care. It's a female herb and used in many areas of feminine care.
Ayurveda sees lavender as fresh, sweet, soft, and soothing and with its floral aroma, it has an unusual taste. Best used in aromatherapy for its healing, soothing qualities. Its a perfect addition for a cooling calming summer tea.
Ginger is always considered heating and it does have those properties, but according to Ayurveda it also has the properties of the 'sweet' taste which is relieving and cooling. Actions of ginger on the doshas are that it decreases Vata and Kapha, can increase Pitta in excess, especially dry ginger. So always have your ginger fresh.
Lassi is a drink for the digestive system and how it affects our entire body, research, studies, and Ayurveda text all agree that most of disease comes from our digestive system so it's a good idea to take better take care of it.
According to Ayurveda, ojas is a refined substance the body produces from the most subtle level of proper digestion. Ojas brings strength, strong immunity, happiness, and contentment. To promote ojas, according to Ayurveda, milk provides special and unique nutrition that cannot be derived from any other type of food.
Pears are considered the most Sattvic fruit according to Ayurveda. This smoothie can be eaten in a bowl for breakfast, just reduce the amount of milk. I like to sprinkle nuts and seeds on the top. Add some water to make it more fluid for drinking. Either way, this one is a wonderful tonic and energy giver for anyone who is frail, or unwell, or a great cooler after a movement exercise.
This is a delicious sunshine chai, which I have warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With the added advantage of using fresh turmeric which is always milder and lighter than powdered. This recipe is a delight, I also add a teaspoon of coffee, I use organic no caffeine coffee, you can buy in many supermarkets.
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