How to Make The Yummiest Adaptogenic Tea

by Monica Gisella
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Not only is this tea heavenly delicious, but it brings all the adaptogenic benefits of Shatavari and Ashwagandha in one cup.

This is the recipe.

how to make adaptogenic tea

Adaptogenic?

But, first… What is an Adaptogenic tea?

It’s a drink that helps your body relax, and your mind react better to stressors. It rejuvenates your tissues and acts as a tonic that deeply nourishes your system.

Adaptogens are exceptional plants and herbs. For this recipe, we’ll use Shatavari and Ashwagandha.

Although it might seem like a new, trendy concept. It is not. In fact, ancient cultures have been using adaptogens for thousands of years. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine utilize them to relieve stress-induced symptoms or to stimulate the body.

Today, we will use them for our tea, but they can be part of many meals. For example, I love adding some to my oatmeal for breakfast.

Also, and very important, they can be taken as capsules. But, I recommend the powder as we can feel their taste and aroma and make their medicinal qualities more powerful for our body.

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The Herbs

These are some of the most powerful Ayurveda adaptogenic herbs.

Shatavari is an excellent tonic herb revered in Ayurvedic tradition. It’s fantastic on the reproductive and nervous system and acts as a rejuvenating factor. Don’t add if you are presenting signs of mucus, toxicity in the body, or aggravated Kapha.

Ashwagandha is a great addition to our adaptogenic tea. It gives you vitality and helps with sexual debility, aging, overwork, insomnia, weak eyes, fatigue, and infertility. Again, don’t add it in the presence of ama — undigested toxic waste — or congestion.

The Recipe

Watch the recipe below 🙂

AYURVEDA ADAPTOGENIC TEA

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups your favorite plant based milk
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp shatavari
  • 1/2 tsp ashwagandha

Instructions

  • Bring the milk to a light boil
  • Add all spices and turn the heat down to a low
  • Cover the pot for 5 minutes
  • Strain the herbs and pour the milk into your favorite mug
  • Add the shatavari and ashwagandha last
  • Maybe some maple syrup to taste for Vata and Pitta? Honey for Kapha.
  • Drink slowly, tasting all of the amazing flavors 🙂

Drink this elixir warm whenever you feel anxious or restless. Before going to bed is also a good idea.

If you are Kapha, add water and just half the quantity of the milk.

Happy healing!

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