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How to Make Refreshing Ayurvedic Mint Lemonade to Keep Your Pitta Cool

Updated: Jun 20

This traditional Ayurvedic cooling beverage is known as Pudina Sharbat. A refreshing drink made from mint and lemons. It is a delicious, healthy, Pitta dosha balancing, and easy-to-prepare Ayurvedic beverage. Reduce body heat and keep your cool with this natural cooling drink. Using food as medicine to beat the heat this summer season!

Glasses with Pitta cooling Ayurvedic Mint lemonade known as Pudina Sharbat

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Benefits of Lemons According to Ayurveda

  • Support healthy digestive fire (agni).

  • Supports healthy blood sugar.

  • Known to have healthy blood pressure benefits.

  • High in calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

  • Stimulates liver bile production.

  • Can prevent kidney stone formation.

  • Balancing to Vata.

  • Cooling to Pitta (except if the digestive system is already inflamed).

Benefits of Mint According to Ayurveda

  • Most mints are supportive of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha.

  • The different varieties of mint are especially cooling for fiery Pitta.

  • Mint is a dipana, a digestive aid, that supports balanced digestive fire (agni).

  • Soothing to the digestive tract.

  • Cleansing to the stomach.

  • Mint can help reduce acid indigestion.

  • Peppermint is a refreshing. lifting, and inspiring aroma.

  • Mint clears stagnation in the blood, mind, stomach and overall.

  • Mint is has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Reduce pain with mint.

  • Mint contains anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.

“I was dreading and anticipating hating a weeklong outside summer event. I’ve always hated summer. Hate being in the heat. Hate being in the sun. I am SO surprised! I enjoyed being there, being outside. I tolerated the high heat well and enjoyed the whole week. I was and am in a good mood. I was not affected by the heat and sun. And, for the first time in 46 years, I didn’t get sunburnt—I tanned!”  -- A.D. Minnesota

sliced and whole fresh lemons

Ayurvedic Mint Lemonade Recipe To Cool Pitta Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups water

  • A good sized handful of mint leaves (Mints are easy to grow in containers)

  • 1 small piece of rock sugar (base the size on how much sweetness you like.)

  • If rock sugar is not available, try coconut sugar.

  • Squeeze in the juice of one lemon (more if you want it stronger and also depending on the size, potency, and juiciness of the lemon.)

  • Add a little rock salt (such as Himalayan Pink Salt) according to your taste.


  • Blend it up.

  • Drink it up.

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Ayurvedic Mint Lemonade Recipe To Cool Pitta, using food as medicine to beat the summer heat.

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Ayurvedic Mint Lemonade Recipe To Cool Pitta

Healthy Digestion Begins in the Mind.

When we eat and drink, it's important to have a calm state of mind. Have you ever eaten when you were upset? Indigestion city. When we're calm, we taste the food, digest, assimilate, and eliminate optimally. Digestion begins in the mind before you take your first sip of bite!

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She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.

Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.

These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.

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