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Digestive Tea Recipe

Digestive Tea for All Doshas

1 finely sliced ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 licorice stick (it’s actually the root of the plant, and looks like a twig), about 1” long
1 cardamom
1 pint boiling water

Put all ingredients in a pot of boiling water and steep for 20 minutes on low heat. Pound the licorice stick with a mortar and pestle. Brew for at least five minutes as licorice takes a while to release its bittersweet flavor. Strain and enjoy!

Tips for Improving Digestion

  • Eat in a calm and settled environment.
  • Never eat and run—allow a few minutes after eating to relax or take a gentle walk.
  • Sip warm water throughout your meal.
  • Eat freshly cooked or prepared meals.
  • Chew your food well and be mindful of its smells, tastes, and textures.
  • Focus on eating, not on conversation, TV, reading, etc.
  • Leave ⅓ of your stomach empty using your hands as your guide—cupping both hands together is a guide to the amount of food to ingest with an equal amount of liquid leaving an equal amount empty.
  • Avoid ice-cold food or drink.
  • Eat only when you feel hungry.
  • Eat at a moderate pace.
  • Allow a few hours between meals and bedtime.
  • Try to eat the bulk of your food at midday and lighter amounts at night.
  • Sip warm water or ginger tea throughout the day.
  • Give thanks.