Kaṣāya is appropriate for all constitutions in all seasons and is recommended one – three times a day. It helps maintain the digestive fire and builds immunity by balancing the doshas.
Immune Building Kaṣāya
Preparation: 15 minutes
Makes: 1 serving
1 cup/250ml water
1 tsp heaped coriander seed
1 tsp heaped cumin seed
⅛ tsp flat turmeric powder
10 – 15 holy basil leaves or 1-inch thin slice ginger
1 tsp sugar or jaggery
1 – 4 Tbsp milk
1. Add water, coriander, cumin, turmeric and holy basil (or ginger) – bring to boil,
then reduce to maintain a rapid simmer – 15 mins or until reduced by half.
2. Turn off heat, add jaggery and milk – to taste.
3. Strain before serving slightly cooled.