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Lazy digestion

0,30 the tea bag

Tikshna Paka

Lazy digestion

Also available in box of 80 teabags for 16 € (0.20 € each teabag), click here.

Ayurvedic benefits


Based on the principles of Ayurvedic herbalism or “Dravya Guṇa”, Tikshna Paka is a synergy of plants that promotes appetite and digestion. This mixture decreases Kapha and Vāta while stimulating Pitta dosha. Pitta is the vehicle of Agni: the digestive fire, responsible for metabolism.

Ingredients

Ginger* (rhizome) – Indonesia
Marjoram* (aerial part) – France
Common juniper* (fruit) – Hungary
Dill* (fruit) – France
Angelica* (fruit) – France
Cumin* (fruit) – Turkey
Nutmeg* (aril) – India / Madagascar
Winter savory* (aerial part) – France
Long pepper* (fruit) – Sri Lanka / Nepal
Black pepper* (fruit) – Sri Lanka / India / Madagascar

*: From organic farming

Taste


Rasa (taste): pungent with a slightly bitter after taste.
Guṇa (quality): dry, light and penetrating.
Vīrya (energy): hot.
Vipāka (result): pungent.

Preparation


Use a tea bag of Tikshna Paka for 200 ml of boiling water.
Steep 8 to 10 minutes.
Drink one to four cups a day.
A cup may be drunk before, during or after meals, as required, in small sips.
Once lukewarm, you may squeeze a few drops of a fresh lemon into it.

Vaidya's advice


According to Ayurveda our meal should always include the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent) and be eaten just after it was prepared. Chewing is of the utmost importance. Food is to be chewed thirty-two times before swallowing it …
Also, walking a “100 steps” after a meal helps digestion. After this short stroll, you may lie on your back for 8 breaths, then turn to your right side for 16 breaths, and to on your left for 32 breaths.