Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fennel tea ...cooling and detoxifying ... a nice summer drink..


This is the kind of herb tea you would love to sip without a nose shrink . It is aromatic and feels cool even when you are sipping it and inhaling it . I bet you would feel like inhaling the tea more as you take your sip....

The brown crystalline thing in the picture is a desi palm sugar . Taal mishri as it is called in the bengali markets , this palm sugar candy is a great sweetener for fennel tea . This kind of fennel tea sweetened with taal mishri is considered to cure E. coli infections of the urinary tract ... diuretic it is for sure and you need to take about 4 cups of this tea to see results....a great preventive tea if you are prone to UTIs...


I got reminded of these pictures from last year when a friend asked about cooling drinks for summers ... this is the most loved drink when i feel lethargic in summer days ....
saying that i want to make it right now...

The fennel seeds used for this tea is the ones used for making pickles , not the ones offered after a meal in Indian restaurants ...1 tbsp fennel seeds for a large cup of tea ...pour boiling water over the fennel seeds in a kettle and cover till the tea gets cold ...add palm sugar or table sugar as required , honey will be good too. The tea can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled...


This tea is a good cure for flatulence too...and other minor digestive troubles .

Fennel and palm sugar is known to eradicate E. coli from your system if taken daily like a dose for 6 months . Powdered together in equal quantities , 2 tsp daily first thing in the morning.


In the tea form it is more cooling for the system . Cumin tea can be made as a cooling drink too , same way .

Take care not to boil the seeds as the aromatic oils will evaporate , you need to brew the tea like you do for any other green tea .

If you don't get this palm sugar you can add any other preferred sweetener or have it unsweetened . 

Would you like to make a jug full of this tea every morning for yourself and serve it to a guest in summer days ? Many of my friends already have adopted this tea , it's another thing that they don't come and comment here...I don't mind as i get good feedback anyways... I used to make this tea daily for years for my daughter and myself , it's now somehow i have become a bit lazy about my own self ... but i am working on it . The first step will be to post all the good things i already have photographed :)

Enjoy...

21 comments:

  1. Wow a wonderful coolant...

    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is a super healthy tea :) look good :)

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  3. Very new kind of tea, never had it before, sounds very refreshing due to saunf in it. I love saunf flavor :)

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  4. I often make cumin-fennel tea without any sweetener. thats known for detoxifying tea as well.like this idea of adding talmisri. i have a bottle full here and could put this to good use this way.

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  5. This one i like and one i will make soon, Make more and then put it in fridge to cool and have it like a drink .. I like it
    thank you

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  6. Looks wow and very healthy... :)
    http://mugdha-cookingfundas.blogspot.com/

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  7. Very healthy tea.. looks simply awesome :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  8. Great one.. sounds interesting...

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  9. That looks fantastic. Now I wish someone would make it for me :-) :-)

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  10. Hi sangeeta, Thanks alot for this wonderful post, I ve been a victim of constant UTI since 3 years after a bout of uterus problem, since 6 months, i ve had enough with this, i was actually searching for a preventive and if i get cured, i owe a lot to u, pl do not publish this post. Whn is ur hus getting a transfer a HYD?

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  11. Try this Nirupama ASAP...i have recommended this to many people and it has worked. Also , consumption of cranberry juice during the infection helps a lot.
    Have this powder even when you don't have the infection and continue for 6 months.

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  12. We call this crystal palm sugar as panam kalkandu, My mother couriers all these stuff from Thanjavur to HYD. We add this to hot milk and take along with ground pepper and haldi during colds. Also we add this to a concoction made from the herb "chitharathai"Or "thai ginger" to eradicate phlegm due to cough, . Suggest a everyday remedy for a friend affected for along time with amoebiasis, ( no bael pl) it is difficult to get in his place

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  13. These are beautiful flavors for brewed teas. A definite way to open the mind and the senses.

    Velva

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  14. Nirupama...the powder made with fennel seeds and this palm candy in equal quantities , 1 tsp, taken twice daily works effectively for amoebiasis . The tendency of the bacteria to make cysts after every medication helps the bcteria to survive in the body even after the symptoms have been treated with antibiotics etc.

    This powder , it taken for 6 months is known to flush out even the cysts of the bacteria...I hope this remedy helps your friend.

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  15. Thanks for a reminder of this wonderful drink! when you first told me about this, I had expected it to taste very medicinal :) but to my surprise I found it to be a very tasty drink. The medicinal benefits are a added benefit.

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  16. can u give me your email id sangeetha i tried emailing u but there is no response from u

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  17. i am currently suffering from a 'cold' i wake up sneezing every morning, and have a constant runny nose. I feel heat radiating from my feet and nose. What would you suggest i could try?

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  18. Hi Anonymous...Please go and consult a doctor first. Getting diagnosed for any allergies would be something i would suggest.

    Till then you can drink an ajwain tea made just the same way as this one.

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