Adaptogenic Tea & Medicinal Infused Water to nourish Adrenals, Kidneys, Lymph & Nervous System
I absolutely Love teas! They are easy to make and so nourishing for the body and soul… I also Love coming up with different combinations, using fresh and/or dried herbs. I came up with the following recipe the way I come up with all of my recipes – pure intuition and having fun in the kitchen 🙂
The two key herbs used in the tea portion of this recipe are Ashwagandha and Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil). These herbs are amazing adaptogens that help nourish our adrenal glands, especially under stress. Adaptogens support our ability to cope with stress and thereby conserve energy. Ashwagandha rejuvenates and tonifies the entire system, especially the endocrine and immune systems. Holy basil (Ocimum Tenuiflorum), is quite possibly the most revered medicinal herb on the planet. In the Hindu tradition, it is considered the “Mother Medicine of Nature.” It’s been revered since ancient times as an herb that can promote a healthy body, mind, and spirit. The sacred plant is often planted around Hindu shrines. The name Tulsi means “the incomparable one.”
First, begin by preparing your medicinal infused water:
1. In a 32 oz glass Mason jar place:
2. The following morning, strain the water into a clean bowl, keeping the contents from the infused water.
Transfer the infused liquid into a glass jar and In-Joy throughout the day.
Now the Tea…
1. Start heating water in a medium-size saucepan.
2. While the water is heating up, chop some more fresh ginger, about 1-2 inch piece (or more if you’d like your tea to be more gingery).
3. Have your dried herbs ready – Ashwagandha and Tulsi (Holy Basil).
4. Bring the water to a boil then turn off the heat.
5. Add all the contents from the infused water plus the extra chopped ginger to the boiled water.
6. Place 1 tsp of dried Ashwagandha and 1 tbsp of dried Tulsi in the saucepan.
7. Stir all the herbs together.
8. Cover and let steep for 2-3 hours. (When making this in the morning, I actually let it steep the entire day).
9. When ready to drink, strain the contents, pour into your favorite glass or mug, and In-Joy!
** For a sweeter version, add ½ tsp of raw honey **
Keep the remaining tea in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 days.