Fennel Tea (Source: Partap Chauhan)
Hindi name: Sonf ki chai
Ayurvedic Properties of Fennel Tea:
Taste: Sweet, Katu and tikta
Post-digestive effect: Sweet
Medicinal Properties of Fennel Tea
This recipe is light and easily digestible. It is very helpful for excessive thirst, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach-pain. It is a good recipe for dysurea as well. It balances excessive Pitta and is a great stress-buster.
Fennel pacifies vata, pitta and kapha doshas. Thus this recipe is tridoshashamak.
* 1 cup pure water
* 2 tsp coarsely powdered fennel seed
* 1/4 tsp sugar (optional)
* 1 tiny pinch of cardamom
Fresh mint leaves
Bring the water to a boil. Add fennel, sugar and cardamom, turn off heat, cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy at room temperature or mildly warm.