Tea and Ayurvedic Medicine
Mar 2nd 2022
Tea and Ayurvedic Medicine
By:International Tea Importers -28/10/2021
Ayurvedic Medicine is an ancient holistic form of medicine and it can find its roots in Indian culture. Still widely used today, when translated from Sanskrit it means “Knowledge of Life”. Combining the elements of the earth with spiritual, mental, physical and emotional traits, this form of medicine promotes full body healing through positive thinking, healthy living, and utilizing herbs.
Ayurveda breaks down the human body into five elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether. These distinctive five elements when combined create the doshas, the basis of Ayurvedic medicine. Doshas are believed to create and define your personality and health, they are named Kapha, Vata, and Pitta. Ayurvedic medicine requires that a person pay close attention to their bodies to help maintain a balanced dosha. If you’d like to figure out what your dosha is, an Ayurvedic practitioner can help you determine which dosha you are connected with. Read below for more information about each of the doshas and see which fits best for you.
Pitta represents the elements of Fire and Water. It is believed that Pitta controls your energy source and metabolism. Alignment is key for the three doshas and when Pitta is in alignment it is known that individuals with this dosha have great appetites and high energy levels. On the other hand when Pitta is not aligned they might show signs of heartburn or indigestion. Pitta individuals are known for being outspoken and outgoing in their everyday lives. If you fall under this category then don’t miss out on our Pitta Blend! It contains a blend of Chrysanthemum, saffron, marigold, green cardamom, hibiscus, peppermint, sarsaparilla, raspberry leaves, and tulsi.
Kapha represents the elements of Earth and Water. The main priority of Kapha is to protect the body and the elements that we are made up of. When Kapha individuals are aligned they are known for being calm, loving, and warm. When unbalanced they can show signs of fatigue, fluid retention, and allergies. If you are a Kapha then try our Kapha Blend, which is known for its stimulating and heating properties. It contains ginger root, saffron, black pepper, licorice root, clove, green cardamom, fennel, cinnamon, safflowers, peppermint, licorice, and tulsi.
Vata represents the air and ether, and is known for the control of movement in the body. Signature traits of a Vata individual include great agility and a slim physique. Vata individuals are known for their love of life, they are always ready for an adventure and love to experience exciting, new things. They are known to forgive quickly but can become angry quickly when pushed. When unbalanced they can experience restlessness, fast to anger and constipation. Our Vata Blend is known for its warming and comforting properties. It contains chamomile, saffron, licorice, ginger root, fennel seeds, rosebuds, spearmint, rose hips, lemon grass, and tulsi.
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