Ayurvedic Nutmeg Sprinkle
by Kitty Billings
Noticing the effects of international travel along with the busy rush of life I was inspired to put together a powder that targeted the nervous system. It also works to bring about balance in the unusual year of 2020, when we need to settle to the nervous system as we adjust to a more stationary world…
• Ajwan seeds
• Fennel seed
• Coriander seeds
With all spices whole or in seed form, I use my mill to turn them into a powder. This can then be applied to any savoury or sweet meal. It is most delicious sprinkled over warm fruits for a light flavoursome snack or over some steamed green veggies or a well dressed salad.
• Nutmeg provides nervous system support, digests toxins and enkindles the appetite, which is beneficial when travelling and constantly being introduced to new foods. Nutmeg has rejuvenating and aphrodisiac actions while promoting sleep, therefore increasing the nurturing effects.
• Pippali supports the Agni (digestive fire) and helps digest Ama (improperly digested foods) while clearing the channels. Therefore the negative effect of over eating excessively rich foods can be gradually negated.
• Ajwan seeds is a digestive, mild laxative and corrects the flow of Vata and removing Kapha. It also kills parasites in the gastrointestinal tract.
• Cinnamon reduces aggravated Vata. It aids in circulation, respiratory, nervous and digestive systems.
• Fennel Seeds are Tridoshic and work on the digestive, respiratory, nervous and urinary systems, it works on increasing Sattva and the clarity of consciousness.
• Coriander seeds are cooling and provide the balancing energies to the above dravyas. It alleviates intestinal spasms, excess heat, digests ama and lifts the Spirits. This is particularly useful in summer when the appetite might be low and sluggish and the heat needs to be reduced inside the Srotas (channels).
Nutmeg is heating and can aggravate pitta.
Pippali is heating and can aggravate pitta.
Ajwan should be avoided during pregnancy and high stomach acidity.
Cinnamon should be avoided during high pitta
This is a wonderful recipe that is a simple and healing addition to support every day balance through food! Head to Kitty’s website for recommended readings and more information. She also offers 1:1 consults and has brought so much knowledge and wonderful kitchen ideas to me and the Wild Wolf community.