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Coriander Water for Summer Heat
I served this drink on a very hot day at our last workshop on Ayurvedic self-healing. The participants loved it, saying that the tea spoke for itself and taught them everything they needed to know before the workshop even began! It's amazing what igniting our body's intelligence can do with a simple remedy.
This is a very easy Ayurvedic recipe to help cool the body during summer heat. Heat-related symptoms are related to pitta dosha and can manifest as mood swings, irritability, anger, inflammation, digestive issues, acid reflux, sleep issues and allergies.
Try this drink and let me know what you think! Pitta- types will especially love it.
helps quench thirst and improve digestion
balances heat-related (pitta related) issues and helps reduce inflammation in the body, as well as to reduce symptoms of allergies, migraines, menopause, acid reflux, diarrhoea, migraines, pitta type insomnia, inflammation, irritability, eczema, psoriasis, PMS, pitta-type auto-immune disorders and bacterial and yeast infections
helps to flush toxins from the blood and urinary tract
balances acidity levels
promotes an alkaline body
serves as a prevention remedy for viruses
Coriander Seed Infusion Recipe
In the evening, crush 3 teaspoons of whole organic coriander coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle, and add the seeds to 300ml of room temperature water.
Soak the seeds in the water overnight at room temperature. In the summer seeds can also be done with a shorter soaking time (2-4 hrs).
If desired, you can expose your infusion to the rays of the moon for an additional cooling effect.
In the morning, filter and drink 100-150ml before breakfast with a little added warm water or at room temperature.
This drink is very cooling, so we want to drink it in small sips throughout the day, not all at once (may be too cooling for your digestive fire). After you take this drink, give yourself 5-10 minutes before drinking or eating anything else to allow the medicine to take its effect.
For specific recommendations on the optimal dosage for your body-type, you can consult your Ayurvedic practitioner.
About the Author
Briya Freeman has been creating spaces for healing and spiritual awakening since 2011. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that unites and transcends global culture. Her background includes 20+ years of study and practice in hatha yoga, Ayurveda, Breathontology, meditation, bioenergetics and shamanism.
As a teacher, she is known for an approach that is down-to-earth, intuitive and deeply seated. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org