AYURVEDIC TISANE GUIDE

Ayurvedic tea is a component of the ancient Ayurvedic medicinal system which traces it's origins to India over 5,000 years ago. It is officially recognized as a complementary and alternative medicine. While Ayurvedia is a complex medical system, it's primary components are daily practices and lifestyle modifications that improve mental and physical health.

Ayurveda can address and improve various conditions and diseases using safe, effective approaches without the harmful and sometimes toxic side effects of drugs. It is a system that looks at the causes, not the symptoms of mental and physical ailments.

Ayurveda can provide you with the following insights:

  • Causes of disease and how to avoid them
  • How to bring your body and mind back to it’s natural state of peace and tranquility
  • Diseases you may be susceptible to
  • Importance of a healthy diet and digestion
  • Ways to build your immune system and minimize the effects of aging

What are the "Doshas"?

Ayurveda, as well as some of the teas listed in this section often refer to "Doshas". The three Doshas are known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These Doshas reflect your mind/body type. It is extremely rare for a person to be perfectly balanced between these three types. Most people are Dosha dominant, and the goal is to improve the balance between the Doshas. An imbalance due to the increase or depletion of the Doshas eventually leads to ill health of body and mind. Understanding your Dosha will not only help your health, but you can help tune yourself to improve relationships, parenting skills or choose the right career path.

How can I determine my "Dosha"?

The easiest way to begin is to visit the webpage : www.whatsyourdosha.com. Besides the many informative articles, you can take a simple quiz that will determine your Dosha type. You may discover that a problem you’ve been having for years has been the direct result of a Dosha imbalance! Your local yoga studio may also provide you with a source of more information and can guide you to local ayurvedic practitioners. There are also many books available on the subject.

Ayurveda and Diet

Diet and digestion are one of the major cornerstones of Ayurveda. There is no diet that is specific for every human body, therefore Ayurveda takes your body/mind type into account to help customize what works best for you. Some points regarding diet that Ayurveda addresses:

  • Nutritional benefits of the food
  • The six tastes (For example, fast food contains only three tastes)
  • The effects of combining food (both proper and improper)
  • The quantity of a particular food that is healthy
  • The effects of consuming food in a particular season
  • The effects of the difference in time between consuming certain food items

Beyond what you consume as food, Ayurveda considers what your mind consumes as well. What you see, hear, taste, smell, feel and think also impact your health and well being.

Think of many of the issues that plague modern western society— insecurity, anxiety, emptiness. Often people will not have time to prepare good food and rely on processed meals. While the food, with it’s high sugar and fat content may temporarily help with these problems and appear to make you “feel” better, it is only temporary and results in more imbalances that lead to mental dullness, obesity, lethargy, depression and greed. The body/mind becomes dissatisfied, keeps craving things, and when left untreated leads to addiction.

Why Ayurvedic Teas?

Our ayurvedic blends are tuned to balance specific Doshas while others provide for general balance. Most allow you to experience the “6 tastes” - sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent. These teas will complement anyone using Ayurvedic principles. For more information, refer to www.eattasteheal.com

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