I love this after-meal digestive spice mix and prefer to have it within reach. I take it with me even when I travel (actually, that is when I need it the most!) or eat out. This after-meal digestive spice mix not only regulates digestion but dispels flatulence and freshens your breath.
The After-Meal Digestive Spice Mix is not a quick fix if you have a poor diet. Eating whole foods is the foundation for healthy digestion and an active lifestyle, and this spice mix is a great support along the way.
After-Meal Digestive Spice Mix Anatomy
Ajwain –pungent/very heating– (wild celery seed; also known as caraway, thymol, bishop’s weed, carom) – Stimulates digestion and eliminates toxins. Ajwain is a powerful decongestant for both the respiratory and digestive tracts. It clears out deep-seated Ama (a form of un-metabolized waste that cannot be utilized by the body*1) and revives abstracted and stagnant metabolic function. *2
Fennel – sweet, astringent/cooling– Fennel seeds are considered to be one of the best herbs for digestion. Fennel regulates digestive fire, stops cramping, and dispels flatulence. The aroma of fennel seeds is calming and promotes mental alertness.*2 Fennel is estrogenic, so if you are on a low-estrogen diet, substitute fennel seeds with coriander seeds.
Cardamom (green) – pungent/cooling – aids digestion, freshens mouth, helps with protein metabolism. Cardamom is one of the best and safest digestive stimulants. It awakens the spleen, stimulates samana vayu (balancing air), stimulates the mind and heart, and gives clarity and joy. Its quality is sattvic and it is particularly good for opening and soothing the flow of pranas (life energy) in the body. *2
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- 3 tbsp fennel (seeds)
- 1 tbsp cardamom (seeds)
- 1 tsp ajwain (seeds)
- Dry roast fennel*, cardamom, and ajwain seeds in a small skillet until fragrant and a few shades darker. It's best to roast them separately because of they each different density and size.
- Transfer seeds to a bowl right away and allow them to cool completely.
- Place in an airtight spice jar and store in a cool, dry place**.
- Chew 1/2 teaspoon after lunch or dinner.
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Be Alive 🌱,
❤ Love, Julia
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*1 Pole, Sebastian. Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice. London: Churchill Livingston, 2006. Print. 44-46, 103-105.
*2 Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad. An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine. Second revised and enlarged edition, 2001. Print 2008. p.117, 155, 109
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