Did you know that Chai Tea has many many health benefits? There are many wonderful herbs in Chai Tea that will benefit your body in powerful ways.
Chai Tea contains black tea and some contain green tea too, both have powerful polyphenols that prevent disease such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, and help to prevent diabetes and even cancer.
Chai Tea also contains:
Cinnamon - which is very important for lowering cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels. Plus it’s a great antioxidant thus helping to prevent disease, and even a good anti-inflammatory agent that helps with arthritis and the cycle of chronic inflammation which starts lots of different diseases. Also cinnamon seems to help with PMS, Alzheimer’s Disease, and studies show that it protects the stomach from bacteria causing ulcers.
Ginger - Ginger is common in Chai Tea and will help to relax your stomach and sooth away GI distress. Ginger works great for motion sickness and helps with sweating and nausea. Ginger is very important for preventing colon cancer because it boosts up your immune system (another health benefit) and in studies ginger prevents the development of colon and ovarian cancer. Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory agents helping to prevent arthritis by getting rid of cytokines and chemokines.
Cardamom - Cardamom is a powerful antioxidant helping to get rid of free radicals in your body that promote disease. Cardamom also a good antispasmotic herb helping to sooth away GI gas and even heart burn. Cardamom also works for headaches and works really well for preventing heat stroke. And Cardamom is one of the few herbs that will work to detox the body of caffeine. And cardamom works wonders for asthma and other respiratory problems by increasing blood flow to the lungs. Plus cardamom will boost your energy level... and improve your mood.
Black Pepper -- Black pepper is very common in Chai Tea giving it a little spice. Black pepper helps with indigestion, flatulence, and works to detox the body and get rid of excess fluids... and also helps with nasal and lung congestion.
Anise, Fennel, and Caraway are sometimes used in Chai Tea and are great for soothing the stomach, helping to get rid of nausea and indigestion. Works wonders to freshen your breath and also contains lots of great minerals , electrolytes, B vitamins, and great antioxidants helping to prevent degenerative disease. And these three seeds all have a very soothing, relaxing, calming effect on the body, making it great for stress and anxiety.
And there may be even more great herbs and spices in some Chai Teas.
Chai Tea is also usually made with milk, soy milk, almond milk, or any other kind of milk and honey, stevia, or any other sweetener that you like. Thus you also get the benefits of protein from the milk, and a boost of energy from the honey, plus the great allergy preventing capabilities of honey.
Lots of people are switching from coffee to Chai Tea because of all the great health benefits associated with Chai Tea.
A warm cup of Chai Tea is great in the morning or you can make a frozen Chai Tea for those hot days.
Try some Chai Tea... you might be missing out on something that tastes great and works wonders for your body.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, www.paulhaider.com , www.oneworldintention.org , www.cclpr.org , www.phphotoart.com