Vata/Wind Churna

This tasty herb and spice mix will help to stoke your digestive fire—and will provide some delicious flavoring to your foods.
Course Removal Phase


  • spice grinder or mortar & pestle


  • 6 Tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tbsp. licorice root powder


  • Put all ingredients in an electric grinder or spice mill and grind them. Once ground, store the mixture in an airtight container such as a glass jar. 
  • You can spice food with this spice churna either by sprinkling it on while you are cooking or sautéing the mixture in oil at the beginning of your meal preparation. You may also sprinkle this mixture onto your cooked food.


The licorice root powder can be easily purchased in an herb shop. The bulk section of your food co-op or supermarket may also carry it.