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Refreshing Fennel Sharbat Recipe: Your go-to drink to cool down Pitta Dosha

Updated: Jun 20

This traditional Ayurvedic beverage known as Fennel Sharbat is cooling to Pitta dosha. Most mints are supportive of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha, making this drink a crowd pleaser. Fennel soothes the digestive tract, cleanses the stomach, and can help reduce acid indigestion. Graduations, weddings, travel, irregular schedules, and summer temperatures can quickly imbalance Pitta. Fennel sharbat can be made in a couple of minutes, so treat yourself well and drink up!

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Benefits of Fennel According to Ayurveda 🍃

  • Cooling and sweet fennel supports healthy digestive system

  • Soothing to the nervous system

  • Due to fennel's sattvic quality, it refreshes the mind and promotes a calm, centered, alertness

  • Considered supportive of healthy eyes (a Pitta organ)

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 has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Reduce pain with mint.

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

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Fennel Sharbat Recipe to Cool Pitta Ingredients:

  • Add two teaspoons of fennel powder.

  • Add rock sugar (misri) according to your taste.

  • If rock sugar is not handy, try coconut sugar 🥥.

  • Now, combine these ingredients with about two glasses of water.

  • A sprig of fresh mint is extra refreshing. (Mints are easily grown in containers.)


  • Blend or stir it up well.

  • Drink it up.

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