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Introduced to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan, Yogi Tea* is a delicious ancient Eastern recipe and remedy. Yogi Tea is health promoting, delicious and soothing and a great coffee substitute. The benefits of Yogi Tea would fill pages. In the science of yogic foods the spices used are said to have the following properties. It acts as a tonic for the entire nervous system. It reduces tiredness and helps restore mental balance. Yogi Tea is a remedy and preventative measure for colds, flu and sinus problems. The peppercorns are a blood purifier, cardamom is for the digestive system, cloves are for the nervous system, cinnamon is for the bones, ginger is an aid in strengthening the nervous system, as well as energizing the entire person, and the black tea acts as a catalyst for the other ingredients. Milk aids in the assimilation of the spices and helps avoid irritation of the stomach and colon. And the mucous-producing qualities of milk are greatly reduced by boiling the milk. Most folks love the aroma and taste of Yogi Tea. Also see Golden Milk and Almond Milk.
Black pepper: blood purifier
NOTES: a) Without milk this brew is not really considered Yogi Tea, b) The milk aids assimilation and digestion, c) Herb tea may not be substituted for the black tea. In this combination and with the small amount of black tea it has a balanced chemical action on the system.
INGREDIENTS FOR EACH GALLON:
*The black tea is added last because it amalgamates the spices and sort of seals them. Also the tannins help assimilate the spices into the body.
**Milk helps to ease the shock of the spiciness on the stomach and intestines so drink with milk if you’re sensitive.
NOTE: For a stronger tea let the spices sit and sink to the bottom. If the tea gets really strong you can cut it with milk or reconstitute with a little water.
When Yogi Bhajan was a military commander in India there was an epidemic among the troops. He ordered all of his men to fill their canteens with Yogi Tea and drink nothing else, not even water. His battalion was the only unit that didn’t get sick! Yogi tea purifies the blood, lungs and circulatory system. It cleans the liver and has many more unseen benefits. It’s good to drink Yogi Tea every day. See How To Make Yogi Tea Video.
is considered to be the universal medicine in Ayurveda.
Ginger is one of the best herbs for nausea and vomiting. It aids digestion
and assimilation generally, relieves cold spasms and cramps, and supports
promote circulation in the lungs and the stomach. They treat cough,
and enhance digestion.
This delicious hot drink is very good for the spine. It lubricates all the joints and helps to break up calcium deposits.
1 cup unsweetened nut milk
Notes: Boil a quantity of turmeric in water for about 8 minutes until it forms a thick paste for storing in refrigerator for up to 40 days, if desired. If too much water boils away, add a little more water. Meanwhile, bring your nut milk to a boil with the coconut oil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures and add a dropper's worth of Stevia, or add honey or maple syrup to taste.
As a change of pace, whiz golden milk in the blender until frothy and serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Also see The Power of Oregano.
Stir now and then as you drink so all the good stuff doesn't settle to the bottom, or top off with more hot water as you drink it. Prep time: 2 minutes - Cook time: 3 minutes. NOTE: Turmeric tends to stain anything it comes into contact with, so be careful.
yields about 5 cups of almond milk.
First thing, soak the almonds long enough to enable removal of the skin. Peeled almonds work best because they have the papery, slightly bitter almond skins removed. Unpeeled almonds can be used, but the milk will need to be strained more to get all the skins out. The most important point is that the almonds are raw, not toasted.
Cover the peeled almonds with water, and soak them for at least 4 hours. This softens them and makes them much easier to blend.
Once they're soft, strain the water from the almonds, and place the soaked almonds in the blender. Add 1.5 cups of water. Use less water in the beginning of the procedure, so the mixture will become a smoother paste.
Blend the almonds in water for 1-2 minutes. Stop occasionally to move the mixture around with a spatula. Do not be alarmed when the mixture starts looking like chunky baby food.
After a few minutes, it will become a smooth puree. Add the cinnamon and maple syrup or honey. (Note: No honey for babies before they are at least one year old. Botulism can be a problem with a baby's immune system, and honey is a possible carrier. Maple syrup is preferred.)
Add the remaining 2.5 cups
of water. Blend everything together for another 2-3 minutes, until
it is completely smooth and frothy. Taste the milk, and adjust the
vanilla, cinnamon, and-or sweetener to taste. A pinch of salt will
bring out other flavors in the milk.
Place 3 or 4 layers of cheesecloth over a metal strainer set over a bowl. Pour the almond milk through the strainer into the bowl. Use a spoon or spatula to press down on the strainer and move the solids around, to help the almond milk through the cheesecloth.
Once the milk has passed through the strainer, gather up the cheesecloth and gently squeeze it to remove excess liquid. What's left is a fine almond meal. You can discard it, or you can dry it out in a very low heat oven and use it in place of almond flour in baking recipes.
Place milk in a saucepan. Heat it slowly so as not to scorch it. Just short of boiling, remove it from heat and let cool to a lukewarm temperature, about 118 degrees F. As it cools, stir it occasionally. Then add 2-3 tblsp. of already made yogurt as a 'starter' and stir gently and thoroughly. You can leave the milk in the saucepan, covered, or you can pour it into a sterilized jar with a lid. Wrap tightly in a towel to hold in the heat, and place in a warm, dark place where the temperature can be maintained for 6-7 hours. A gas oven with only the pilot light on works well. An insulated cooler, or even a cardboard carton covered with a blanket will usually do the trick. Let it sit undisturbed. The temperature must be neither too hot nor too cold, or the yogurt will not form. After 6-7 hours, you may remove it from its 'hiding place' and refrigerate. To grow a stronger yogurt culture (for more acidophilus in the yogurt), allow it to sit out at room temperature for from 3 hours to three days.
is a great drink for heading off a cold or flu when you feel one coming
on. But be careful! It's hot. If you've never tried it before, use
only the minimum quantity of jalapeno's. One more piece of advice
-- it's not quite so hot if you drink it with a straw.
Who is Yogi Bhajan?
Motto: If you cannot see God in all, you cannot see God at all.
Bhajan (Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji)
is a Kundalini Yoga Master, a
spiritual teacher, and the chief religious and administrative authority
for the Ministry of Sikh Dharma in the
Western Hemisphere. Yogi Bhajan was given the Ministerial title of
"Siri Singh Sahib" by the
central governing body of the Sikh religion,
the Akal Takhat, in recognition of his work
in the Western world. He is an individual of remarkable insight, powerful
energy and an unwavering commitment to global healing, peace, and
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, D.N.C., R.H. (AHG), is one of the foremost natural healing experts in the field today and one of the foremost herbal experts. He is a coauthor of the popular book Herbal Defense (Warner Books), an accomplished author, teacher and lecturer. He has taught hundreds of classes, and has written countless articles for a wide variety of publications, including Herb Quarterly.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa has studied a wide spectrum of physical and mental health care therapies from all over the world and is well versed in using therapies from Western, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbalism. He focuses especially on Ayurvedic medicine and on the therapeutic value of yoga and meditation for creating healthy lifestyle practices. He is also a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and can counsel clients on creating healthy diet plans that suit their body's specific needs.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is available by phone for nutritional and/or herbal consultation. Clients receive a comprehensive, individualized dietary and herbal program based upon their presenting condition or goals for a healthy lifestyle. A one time consultation is available for a health assessment and recommendation for healthy lifestyle choices. Ongoing consultations are also available for those who are living with more involved health concerns or chronic conditions. Contact Karta Purkh Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Consultation with a health care professional should occur before applying adjustments or treatments to the body, consuming medications or nutritional supplements, and before dieting, fasting or exercising. None of these activities are herein presented as substitutes for competent medical treatment. See Disclaimer.
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