In this post I’ll be exploring the benefits of drinking tea according to Ayurveda.Ayurvedic herbs are a key component of Ayurveda. Practitioners will generally use Ayurvedic herbs to “cleanse” the body. Herbs are also helpful to boost defence against disease, and keep the mind, body, and spirit in balance.
The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent and treat illness—rather than respond to disease. This is achieved by maintaining a balance between your body, mind, and environment.
Usually, the herbs prescribed in Ayurvedic consultations are taken in tablet form. However, the benefits of drinking herbal teas in a more conventional way are also very popular.
Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease.
While some brews provide more health advantages than others, there’s plenty of evidence that regularly drinking tea can have a lasting impact on your wellness.
There are numerous types of herbal teas, all with their unique benefits. Some of the most popular herbal teas include:
Helps to reduce menstrual pain and muscle spasms, improves sleep and relaxation, and reduces stress.
Improves blood pressure and circulation, boosts good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol, keeps hair strong and skin healthy, and provides relief from allergies.
Contains menthol, which can soothe an upset stomach and serve as a cure for constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and motion sickness. This tea variety also offers pain relief from tension headaches and migraines.
Helps to fight against morning sickness, can be used to treat chronic indigestion and helps to relieve joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. Sipping ginger tea throughout the day is also helpful for brain productivity.
Lowers blood pressure and fat levels, improves overall liver health, can starve off cravings for unhealthy sweets, and may prevent the formation of kidney stones.
While there are many benefits of drinking tea, you may want to steer clear of these varieties:
To reap the benefits of Ayurveda, you first need to identify your prakruti (core constitution/ dosha). The current imbalance of a dosha will be your vikruti. You can take a short quiz here to discover your prakruti so that you can use the tips in this blog to help you balance your dosha back to its core state.
Please note that this quiz is for general guidance. You should always get a full consultation to identify your doshas with a trained practitioner. The Ayurvedic content that I provide in my blog only covers some of the self-healing techniques that you can use to help alleviate symptoms of common ailments. For further information and to book a consultation, please visit the Ayurveda Pura Spa website here.
Puja McClymont is a certified Life and Business Coach.
Puja helps empower high performers who are struggling with stress and anxiety to take back control of their career, health and relationships; guiding you towards achieving your goals by expanding your mindset to help you create the fulfilling life that you deserve.
Using a combination of therapies including NLP, CBT and Positive Psychology, Ayurvedic and Yogic principles of balance, wellbeing and spiritual enhancement.