Summer beverages for soothing and cooling

    Try these delicious Ayurvedic beverages to stay cool this summer!

    Summer Cooler

    • 1 quart spring water
    • One quarter cup hibiscus
    • One eighth cup organic rose petals

    Brew as a sun tea, add one tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice to each cup.

    Gypsy Tea

    • 1 quart spring water
    • One quarter cup hibiscus
    • One quarter cup chamomile

    Steep for 10 minutes in boiling water or brew as sun tea for 12 hours.

    Ultimate Pitta Soothing Milk

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 tsp cardamom powder
    • 2tsp Rose petal jam

    Simmer the cardamom powder in the milk for 5 minutes. Pout into a cup, (preferably a white cup or a silver one), add the rose petal jam and stir. Drink and relax!

    Cooling Juice

    • One half cup concord grape juice
    • One half cup water
    • Two tablespoons Aloe Vera juice
    • A few drops rose water

    Rehydration tea

    • 1 quart of filtered or spring water
    • 1/4 cup Mint
    • 1/6 cup Gotu Kola/ Brahmi
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 small squeeze lime

    Summer bed-time tea

    • 1 tsp peppermint or spearmint
    • 1 tsp Lemon balm
    • 1 tsp catnip
    • One cup water

    Steep for 10 minutes in boiling water or brew as sun tea for 12 hours. This soothing, refreshing tea can be made with fresh herbs from your garden, in which case increase the quantity of each herb to a tablespoon per cup.

    Alakananda Ma M.B., B.S. (Lond.) is an Ayurvedic Doctor (NAMA) and graduate of a top London medical school. She is co-founder of Alandi Ayurveda Clinic and Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula in Boulder Colorado, as well as a spiritual mother, teacher, flower essence maker and storyteller. Alakananda is a well known and highly respected practitioner in the Ayurveda community both nationally and internationally.

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