Detox with Herbal Water

When you’re feeling chilled, run down, or getting over a lingering cold or late night, replenish and restore with herbal water.

In Indian nutrition it’s best to drink water either room temperature or warm to maximize your digestion and improve assimilation. By adding medicinal spices and herbs to your drinking water, you take this benefit a step further. Each of the ingredients below will bring a gentle heat to your core, igniting digestion and encouraging better elimination while hydrating you from inside out.
Please note that the ingredients below are a basic recipe and a different combination of spices and herbs may be best for your particular constitution, ask your ayurvedic health consultant about this.
Herbal Water
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root sliced thin
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • 2-3 whole cardamom pods cracked open with a knife
Bring everything to a boil, once this has boiled for 5 minutes, let it simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the ingredients to homogenize. Then sip this water throughout the day either warm or room temperature.
Or for a more energizing herbal water that also improves your digestion and clarity of mind, try this blend:
Cumin Energy Water

  • 1 quart water
  • 1/4 tsp. whole cumin
  • 1/3 tsp. whole fennel
  • 2 pinches of licorice

Boil the water first. Place it in a thermos and add the spices. Sip the water throughout the day to improve digestion and increase your energy. If you are a Pitta constitutional type, you may want to let the water cool to room temperature before drinking.

About Kimberly Skrobol

A student of yoga since 1995, Kimberly has studied and taught in New York, Spain and southern India. She holds advanced international TUV ISO 9001 certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Nutrition. Kimberly also holds a Masters in Education and a Masters in Health and Fitness as a Nationally certified Nutritional Counselor specializing in traditional Eastern and Western philosophies. 

 Kimberly’s unique approach is to blend the values of traditional practices with the pace of modern life. This results in a stronger body and mind with appreciation for each individuals preferences and lifestyle practices.
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