Tridoshic Digestive Churnam
"Churnam" is the Ayurvedic term for powdered spice or herb blend. Churnams are used in both cooking and in medicinal preparations...which in Ayurveda are often one in the same ;) This tridoshic digestive churnam is a beautiful blend to make an after-meal tea with. It will aid in proper digestion of food, in all it's stages, so it's particularly helpful if multi-symptom indigestion is something you regularly deal with. You'll need:
1 part fennel seed
1 part cumin seed
1 part coriander seed
1 green cardamom pods
If you're making your churnam for just one pot of tea, you can do 1/2 teaspoon of each. If you plan to make the tea often, or use the churnam in cooking, it's nice to just make a batch and store it in a jar to have on hand.
To make a tea, you can leave the seeds whole, or grind them up and put the powder into a cotton teabag to steep. Whole seeds will need longer to steep- at least 10 minutes. Even though it benefits digestion, don't drink a whole lot as it's not good to fill the stomach with too much liquid after eating. Probably keep it to a one teacup's worth per meal. The first time I made this tea I was a little wary of what it might taste like, but it's actually really quite nice! The more you drink it the more your body likes it. You may end up even craving it! I do :)