The drink is a liquid intended for human consumption, whose main function is to quench thirst and maintain hydration.
In Ayurveda, drinks are taken mainly to increase the body’s energy and to support the digestive process..
Traditional Ayurvedic drinks
Some of the popular drinks in Ayurvedic cuisine are, for example:
- Aam panna – made from raw mango.
- Aamras – made from ripe mango, milk, sugar, ginger and cardamom powder.
- Coconut water – water from coconut.
- Sugarcane juice – juice extracted from sugarcane.
- Jaljeera – made from jeera (cumin) and water.
- Kokum Sherbet – prepared from kokum, water and sugar.
- Kanji – made from rice water.
- Nimbu pani– contains lemon, water, sugar and salt.
- Amla sharbat – contains amla rasa, water and sugar.
- Black tea – boiled water, powdered tea and sugar.
- Tea with lemon – boiled water, powdered tea, sugar, a few drops of lemon juice.
- Buttermilk – water, yogurt, salt, cumin seeds powder and coriander powder.
- Grapefruit juice – grapefruit, water and sugar.
- Gourd juice – gourd juice; helps to lose weight.
- Vetiver juice – made from water and vetiver and is consumed mainly in summer.
- Cucumber juice – made from cucumber and mint.
- Watermelon juice – made from watermelon and water.
- Mattha – made from yogurt, water, sugar, salt and coriander leaves.
- Almond milk – boiled milk with sugar, to which almonds are added.
- Milk with turmeric – boiled milk with sugar, turmeric and dried ginger powder.
- Masala tea – brewed tea powder with added sugar, milk and spices for masala, such as cloves, cardamom, dried ginger, etc.