What Tea Do I Drink for a Cold and Congestion?

Kapha—the last of the three Ayurvedic herbal teas—is undoubtedly the most unforgettable of the three!

Powerful and peppery, it packs a punch! (Perhaps not for the faint of heart!!)

Which cleanses your sinuses when you are really congested.

And is also great iced!

The Kapha dosha is the energy that forms our body’s structure and is calm, grounded, nurturing.

So why is the tea so invigorating? 

The weak spot of this dosha is too much of that calmness . . .  leading to stagnation. Hence this tea’s fiery kick!

Other pluses of this tea? 

It is naturally caffeine free.

It is very pretty—belying its potency!

The blend of ginger, blackberry leaves, lemon balm leaves, parsley, fennel, coriander, chili, and cardamom means all the antioxidants that plants provide—plus the extra health benefits of spices.

Cardamom, for example, has been shown to have both antioxidant and antibacterial benefits, particularly when heated.

It is definitely stimulating! And worth a try!

The Kapha pictured here is available at TeaHaus.com. For information on the other two Ayurvedic herbal teas, see my posts on Pitta and Vata.

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