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Craving Some Balance this Fall? Take Some Time for Tea

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It’s the time of the year when the light of moon and the sun are equal — a time of balance.

Fall sparks quite a few detoxes and cleanses — anything from a three-day juice fast to a four-week cleanse, because at this time of year we’re all seeking to rejuvenate and re-balance. Even if you don’t have time for a full-blown cleanse, whether you’re pitta, vata or kapha (don’t know your dosha — take the quiz), it can’t hurt to brew up some tea according to your prakriti.

Check out below, courtesy of Yoga Journal’s 7-Day Fall Detox menu.

Cumin, Fennel, Coriander Tea (for vata and pitta doshas)

1 qt. of purified water
1 tsp. cumin seed
1 tsp. fennel seed
1 tsp. coriander seed
½ tsp. of raw honey added to each cup you drink (optional)

Place the herbs and water together in a pot and bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain. The tea will last for up to four days stored in the refrigerator. It is best to drink the tea hot or at room temperature. (Use the stove, not microwave, to reheat.) Add honey as needed.

Drink two to three cups of tea a day between meals.

Ginger-Turmeric Tea (for kapha dosha)

1 qt. of purified water
15 ¼-inch slices of fresh ginger root
1 ½ tsp. of dried turmeric powder
½ tsp. of raw honey added to each cup you drink (optional)

Place the herbs and water together in a pot and bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain. The tea will last for up to four days stored in the refrigerator. It is best to drink the tea hot or at room temperature. (Use the stove, not microwave, to reheat.) Add honey as needed.

Drink two to three cups of tea a day between meals.

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