I recently visited Wayanad, Kerala, and bought a few amazing herbs and spices from there. Kerala is known for its exotic spices, and they are widely used in Ayurvedic treatments. I found this interesting spice known as Pathimugam which is known as Sappan wood or Indian red wood in English. It is the slivering of Sappan wood which is used as spice. People in Kerala simply add this spice in water, boil it and drink it the whole day. They call it Ayurvedic water. They believe that decoction of this wood can help in curing diarrhea, skin infections etc. It acts as a detox if consumed regularly. So, I decided to use this in making a Sappan wood herbal green tea. I got the idea after my visit and from talking to my friend who recently became interested in natural remedies and herbal teas. Before going to Kerala she told me she started trying different teas, such as Kratom. After looking for a while, she managed to find a vendor that sold kratom near me and made it into a tea. While I didn’t try it, she told me that it helped her to relax after a hard day at work, and I made a note to give it a try. I was thinking about this while on my trip to Kerala and started thinking about what types of other herbal teas were out there.
The herbal tea turned out to be so comforting and soothing. Sappan wood added a raw flavor and beautiful colour. I’m a tea lover and green tea is definitely more healthy. You can also check out other green tea recipes on my blog like – Iced citrus green tea, Watermelon Green tea. So, sharing the recipe for Sappan wood herbal green tea today. Get this wonder spice today and enjoy a soothing drink.
- Sappan wood spice/Pathimugam – 2 tsp
- Lemon – 1
- Green Tea – 4 tsp
- Mint leaves – 12
- Ginger – 1 tsp (grated)
- Water – 4 glasses
- Honey – 4 tsp
- Brew green tea in 4 glass of water along with sappan wood spice and grated ginger. Remove from flame and strain it.
- Add lemon juice, honey, mint leaves, and mix well.
- Drink it warm and enjoy.