Vata Tea

Ayurveda talks about the tri doshas - Vata ,Pitta and kapha.Each dosha contain the aspects of the 5 elements of space.Though we are made of a combination of doshas one of them is predominent.Each dosha is a seperate topic by itself so here I am just going to share a few things about 'Vata' only.Vata is the force made of air and ether.It also signifies "wind" .Its actions are drying, cooling, light, agitating, and moving.The primary seat or location of the Vata in the body is the colon. It also resides in the hips, thighs, ears, bones, large intestine, pelvic cavity, and skin. It is related to the touch sensation. When the body develops an excess of vata, it will accumulate in these areas.Aggravation of vata manifests as constipation , dryness, bloating, insomnia, spasms, pains etc.

Vata predominent personalities tend to be visionary, imaginative and full of creative energy but when they are out of balance they can be forgetful, spaced out, anxious and uptight. A diet that relieves anxiety and nourishes the nervous system is best for the vata type of personality.

Here is one simple recipe that is very calming and soothing.

You need:
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Carom/Ajwan seeds
1 cup water
  1. Boil water and put in all the ingredients.
  2. Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain and serve.[Sweeten if required].

Sending this to the event -Think spice-Think Carom hosted by Raaga .

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