Yoga tea is a delightful warming beverage that promotes health. In Ayurvedic medicine, every herb has a reason.
The herbs in Our Tropical Holistic yoga tea include Hawthorne leaves or petals, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and black pepper.
These herbs aid in circulation, digestion, and it helps strengthen the nervous system; and gives you extra energy.
Many of these herbs are great preventative measures for bacteria and viruses like the flu, colds and even allergic actions.
Yoga tea is a good tea for a cold day, it can also be very relaxing after your yoga class.
Or for unwinding before bedtime, on a stressful day.
Let’s go into more detail on several herbal ingredients.
Hawthorne Leaves and Flowers
The Hawthorne herb is well known in Chinese and Ayurveda ancient medicines, for it help with heart issues and digestion.
Even the American Indian used it for these same conditions and ate the berries for heart health.
Hawthorne is high in phytonutrients like anthocyanidins and flavonoids.
- Benefits Congestive Heart Disease (CHD), aids with arrythmias.
- Decreases High Blood Pressure (HBP), by relaxing the blood vessels.
- Increases circulation, helping strengthen blood vessel walls.
- Great for relaxing and unwinding from stress of the day.
- Great for diabetics or anyone wanting to lower their glucose levels and improves sensitivity to the hormone, insulin.
- Boosts brain function and can be a good defense against the development of Alzheimer’s.
- Powerful anti-fungal fighter against the most common yeast, Candida albicans.
- Helps with allergy symptoms by decreasing histamine reactions.
Here is a recipe for a Traditional Yoga tea if you want to try your own blend:
These ingredients make a whole quart save some for reheating or give some to a friend!
1 Quart of pure water
7 whole cloves, or pieces
10 black peppercorns
2 sticks of cinnamon
10 cardamom pods, split open
4 slices of fresh ginger, washed but unpeeled
12 tsp of loose black tea or 1 black tea bag
Boil your water in a large pot. Lower heat and add your ingredients, Steep for about 30 minutes. Strain your tea.
You can add milk and sweetener for a more traditional Chai tea.
Yoga tea stimulates internal digestive fire and helps detox your system; these are 2 key elements of yoga practice.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and is a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant helping individuals with health programs to improve life and happiness. She is a writer, speaker and owner of several businesses.