Spice & Herbal Remedies
Ayurvedic Digestive Spice Blends
3 tsp ground fennel or anise
1 tsp each turmeric, ground cumin, ground ginger, black pepper, cardamom, salt and turbinado sugar
6 tsp ground fennel
2 tsp each ground coriander and ground cumin
tsp each turmeric, salt and turbinado sugar
1 tsp each ground ginger, black pepper and turmeric
1 tsp each ground coriander, ground cumin, sweet paprika, salt and turbinado sugar
Alternately, choose 3 or 4 spices/herbs from the lists below, according to your dosha, and follow the same directions as for the spice mixes above:
cardamom, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, salt, cloves, mustard seed, black pepper
coriander, fennel, cumin, dill, mint, turmeric
turmeric, ginger, mustard seeds, cayenne pepper, anise, black pepper, basil, parsley
Take a little of the spice blend before meals to stimulate digestion, with food to balance your Doshas or after a meal to further support the digestive process.
Ashwagandha or Shatavari Kalpa
7.5 oz ghee
1-2 T honey
45 tsp Shatavari or Ashwagandha
1 T Cardamon
1 tsp ginger powder
Melt ghee by placing container in a pot of hot water. Pour into a bowl and mix in ingrediets. Take 1 tsp 1-2 times/day with warm water for a daily rasayana.
Ashwagandha is Vata pacifying, boosts immunity, decreases stress & anxiety and builds strength. Shatavari is Pitta pacifying, used to increase female libido, inflammatory conditions esp related to urito-genital issues and for hyper-acidity.
1 pinch saffron
1/8 tsp cardamom
1 tsp ginger
10 Mendjool Dates
1 jar fresh made ghee
Make fresh ghee and add the spices and dates. Cover and put in a cabinet for 2 weeks. Eat 1 date daily in the early morning. This is a rejuvenate to Vata, nourishing the reproductive system and the nervous system. It helps to increase sexual libido.