Instructions to Make a Digestive Tea

This is a standard formula to increase Agni and remove Ama (toxins).

The basic idea is to cook the fresh ginger root and then to add the following spices into the tea to infuse. The combination of the spices and ginger root increase Agni and help remove Ama from the digestive system. Use equal amounts of the spices. If you do not have, or cannot find some of the spices, leave them out and simple use what you can get.

Latin                                             Common Name

Cumimum cyminum                   Cumin

Elettaria cardamomum              Cardamom

Coriandrum sativum                  Coriander

Trigonella foenum-graecum     Fenugreek

Cinnamomum zeylanicum        Cinnamon

Foeniculum vulgare                    Fennel

Spice Dosage:  2-4 grams (1 or 2 level tsp.) per 1 quart (32 fluid ounces) or 1 liter of water


Take ¼ to ½ inch (7 to 14 mm) of peeled, diced fresh ginger and bring it to a boil in 1 quart (32 fluid ounces) or 1 liter (33.8 fluid ounces) of filtered (drinkable) water. Simmer the ginger root for 10 minutes then turn off the heat (gas, electricity, etc.). Now add 4 grams (2 level teaspoons) of the powdered (or crushed) spices listed above. The whole seeds or spices should be crushed or broken a bit if they are not in powder. Cover the saucepan and wait 20 minutes as the spices infuse. Drink this tea in 100 ml doses (3.4 fluid ounce) throughout the day; this is ten equal doses in the day. Total amount should be 1 quart or 1 liter per day.

This tea is safe for long term use to remove Ama, but should be stopped after one year in most cases.