Ginger root tea is one of the best assistants to removing toxicity from the body.
This is one of the most important factors to moving into full health. Ginger root tea is the greatest addition for working on the toxicity of the digestion, adding to the balance of the Ayurveda six tastes for its great pungency.
Ginger root tea is also wonderful for any nausea (whatever the cause may be). Be warned it can cause overheating in those with more Pitta, in that case do add fennel seeds to add the a cooling element!
If pregnant please be gentle with amount of ginger, contact your gp or health practitioner is always best at such a tender time, but ginger root tea is a tried and tested treatment for all bouts of indigestion.
How to make ginger root tea –
Roughly measuring a half a thumb length, to a full thumb length of root ginger, scrape off the skin with a spoon, finely cut the root into small pieces or grate.
Place a litre of boiling water on top, leave to brew in a flask.
This is a home Ayurveda medicine, so you can have a bit of fun with it, and add fennel (which will keep it cool for pitta or for high acidity in the digestion) or any herb you are attracted to. Cinnamon bark adds great flavour and is also an additional digestive aid and sweetener. Cardamom and cumin are excellent added to it too…but I am a colder person, so I like the extra depth of warmth.
If you are a hot person, use less of everything and drink it closer to warm than hot, in temperature and taste.
*This is a recipe to help correct digestive power and should be sipped warm before all meals everyday.
Most of all, go gently, detoxing can be over done too!
by Kelly Marie Mills
Contact Kelly for educational talks, personal consultations, massage or a cup of tea! at 086 1778369 or Kelly@yogaayurvedaliving.com