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Chase away that chill in the bones as well as the common cold. Our Ayurveda Immunity Boosting Spice Mix. It enkindles your digestive fire, and warms your fingers and toes.
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Ayurvedic Recipe|Spiced Apple Cider to Boost Immunity
Herbal remedy that supports Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha
This traditional autumn and holiday beverage transforms into an herbal Ayurveda remedy that supports Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha.
Autumn winds carry cold (Vata dosha) and congestion (Kapha dosha) and you may leave you longing for comfort, warmth and a healthy digestive fire, agni (Pitta dosha).
This herbal remedy is effective for stimulating circulation and creating an internal sense of coziness. Experiencing cold hands and feet and overall brrr? Chilled to the bones? Our Immunity Boosting Herb Mix warms up cold hands and feet and is used to support conditions such as Reynauld’s Syndrome.
It’s necessary for the body to conserve energy in the cold months and so it constricts the vessels in the arms and legs. Yup, you know the feeling. This formula pushes the heat to the extremities and you’ll feel that nice warm glow.
It includes strong diaphoretic and vasodilators which return the blood and heat to the exterior body. So grab your favorite (BIG) mug, put on your wool socks and wrap a scarf around your neck—things are about to get good!
Benefits: Immune boosting, supports healthy digestive fire, regulates blood sugar (thanks cinnamon), improves circulation, prevents the common cold and keeps you feeling cozy.
According to WebMD, "...you get from pectin makes this fruit a delicious defense against any germ that attacks your immune system." (Plus the soluble fiber.)
Get out for a walk in nature and enjoy your local pick your own apples orchard. The fresh air, sunshine and movement will provide you with additional benefits.
1. If you are up for a festive fall outing, go to your local apple orchard or grower’s market.
2. Alternatively start with organic apple cider purchased at your local coop.
Now comes the fun part--mix up Saumya Ayurveda's Immunity Boosting Herb Mix: 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For Vata and Kapha, more of each herbs may be used.
Ayurvedic Recipe|Spiced Apple Cider to Boost Immunity is a delicious and nutritious way to boost immunity. This is what is meant by, "food is medicine."
A Word on Ayurveda Herbs (aka digestive spices)
In Ayurveda, digestives spices (aka herbs, yup, targeted plant nutrition) are used to balance and optmize digsestion. When digestion is working optimally, we enjoy good health. Good health in the belly means better health in the mind.
Please pay attention to the freshness of your spices. Grounded spices consider expired at about six months. Test them. Open up the jar and smell them. If they don't sing out their name--it's time to say adios.
Rancid, depleted spices should be replaced. Spices are digestive herbs that helps us digest, assimilate and eliminate foods properly which, according to Ayurveda, is fundamental to good health.
"Give yourself the best herbal plant medicine you can by using herbs less than six months old." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
1. Chop and peel about 4+ apples and add to big saucepan or pot. Apple size vary so do what makes sense to you.
2. Add water to cover about two inches above the apples
3. Boil for one hour and strain through a fine sieve 4. Or, bring about 1 quart of apple cider to a boil
5. Brew with Saumya Ayurveda’s Immune Boosting Spice Mix for 3-5 minutes
6. Serve in your favorite mug.
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