Coriander Cooler: beat the heat with this refreshing summer sip

Coriander water is a refreshing and soothing drink, especially useful during the hot summer months. In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, it is believed that our bodies are made up of three fundamental energies, or "doshas" - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas govern various aspects of our physical and mental well-being.

 

Imbalanced Pitta Dosha during Summer

Think of Pitta as the dosha associated with the elements of fire and water. It's like your body's inner fire, responsible for digestion, metabolism, and maintaining a balanced body temperature. When Pitta becomes imbalanced, it can lead to issues like excess heat, acidity, and skin irritations and feelings of frustration, anger, and irritability. In Summer season this dosha accumulates naturally and when you experience its imbalances like described, coriander water can be your cooling elixir that helps soothe the flames of Pitta. It's particularly helpful if you tend to get easily overheated or if you're struggling with digestive problems like heartburn or dehydration during the summer heat.

 

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds
  • Quarter of a lime and extra to garnish (optional)
  • 500ml water
 

Instructions

  • Gently crush the coriander seeds to release their delightful flavours.
  • Add the crushed coriander seeds to 0,5 liter of boiled water. If you'd like an extra burst of refreshing flavour, you can also squeeze the juice of a quarter of lime into the water.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, letting the coriander's cooling properties infuse into the water. The lime will add a zesty twist that complements the coriander's soothing effect.
  • After simmering, cover it, and let it cool down. The lime-infused coriander water is now brimming with both cooling and revitalizing properties.
  • To serve, strain out the coriander seeds, and if you're feeling fancy, garnish your glass with a slice of lime. You can enjoy this invigorating coriander and lime cooler throughout the day, either at room temperature or chilled. Note that in hot weather the water may become rancid quickly so either drink in time or keep your drink cool.

TIP: if you are traveling and have no possibility of boiling water you can also let the coriander seeds steep in water overnight (somewhere cool) and strain afterwards.

 

Benefits of our Coriander Cooler

  • Keeps You Cool: this refreshing elixir helps lower your body temperature, making you feel more comfortable, especially on scorching summer days.
  • Stay Hydrated: In hot weather, it's crucial to stay well-hydrated. This mixture is a tasty alternative to plain water, encouraging you to drink more fluids.
  • Cleanses Your System: Coriander & lime both have mild detoxifying properties, which can help your body get rid of toxins and support a sense of well-being.
  • Happy Digestion: Regularly sipping on coriander & lime water can promote a happy tummy and reduce the chances of stomach discomfort, especially when you're prone to digestive issues in hot weather.

 

So, consider adding our Coriander Cooler to your summer routine to help you keep cool and comfortable. Stay refreshed and beat the heat all summer long with this delightful and soothing beverage!