Kaṣāya is a nourishing, soothing drink that brings calmness to the mind and supports the general health and balance of the system. Kaṣāya is appropriate for all constitutions and in all seasons; it is recommended at the end of a meal and to have once-twice a day, balancing vāta, pitta and kapha, or tridhātu sāmya. It helps maintain the digestive fire and reduces heat in the body.
There are many variations of kaṣāya – below are two very simple and easy to prepare recipes for everyday use – that require only two of the main spices – coriander and cumin. The first is a roasted and ground powder and the second a simple infusion using the whole seeds.
Considering your constitution, it is good to keep in mind that jaggery is more heating for the body than brown sugar.