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Rev up your Digestive Fire with this Ayurveda Hack Cumin-Coriander Digestive Tea Recipe

Certified Ayurveda Movement Coach & Ayurvedancer

Nandini Natasha Austin




Cardamom and cumin are two spices I swear by in my Ayurveda Kitchen. You need to have these staples as they go into so many dishes. I prefer to have both the seeds and powders as who does not love having options right? And if your digestion is a bit sluggish ( yes I see all you VATA's nodding,) then you can whip up this tea in a manner of minutes. Its a truly digestive hack that tastes delicious! In Ayurveda, your digestive fire is referred to as "Agni" which governs all levels of digestion from the stomach, small intensives, and metabolism.


And its worth remembering that digestion does not just start in your mouth! Yes according to the beautiful science of Ayurveda, digestion is not just the physical breakdown of food but also its transformation on more subtle level, including mental and emotional levels of digestion. Often we are hurriedly eating food whilst replying to emails talking or watching tv. So not creating a mindful and grateful experience, all which affects the rate in which you digest your food. So after each meal , find a quiet spot and sip this tea slowly and mindfully savor the spicy flavors in your mouth. Ponder and focus on your belly and think about how its helping your digestive fire strengthen with every sip.




Cardamom seeds in my kitchen - Photos Credit @JudithRae


Here are some of the benefits:


1. Digestive Aid: Both cardamom and cumin possess digestive properties that can help alleviate indigestion, bloating, and gas. They stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes, which aids in the breakdown of food.


2. Relief from Gas and Bloating: Cumin is especially effective in relieving gas and bloating due to its carminative properties. Cardamom also helps in reducing gas and bloating.


3. Improves Metabolism: The compounds present in cardamom and cumin can help improve metabolism, aiding in weight management and overall energy levels..






Cumin-Coriander Digestive Tea:


Ingredients:

- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

- 2 cups water

- Optional: Honey or lemon for taste


Instructions:

1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds to the boiling water.

3. Reduce the heat to low and let the seeds simmer for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse into the water.

4. After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the tea cool for a few minutes.

5. Strain the tea to remove the cumin and coriander seeds.

6. If desired, add honey or lemon to taste for added flavor.

7. Pour the tea into cups and enjoy warm.


This cumin-corinader digestive tea soothes and is also a gentle way to ease bloating, gas, and indigestion after meals. Remember to adjust the ingredients and proportions according to your taste preferences. Enjoy your cuppa digestive tea!


If you want to learn your how to improve your digestion with Ayurveda schedule a free 30-minute Ayurvedic consultation here


Love and Abundance





Nandini Austin

Live Life in Balance


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