As legend has it Masala Chai was invented over 9000 years ago by a very ingenious King in an Indian court as an herbal tonic based on the Ayurvedic principals of medicine. It is told that he guarded Malasa Chai as his most precious treasure.
Later with the setup and popularity of tea plantations by the British Empire in India from the 1830′s, black tea became an inclusion in Masala Chai along with milk.
Today Masala Chai is as popular in India as drinking coffee is in the United States and has just as many, if not more everyday rituals and traditions attached to it. Chai is served at home, where each family has its own way of preparing it or you can find it being sold by chai street vendors or chai wallah’s as they are called, in most public places in India.
Back in ancient India, Chai was used as a cleanser and to cure minor aliments.
Most Chai´s are blends of black tea with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and black pepper. Each of its ingredients have health benefits and combined together makes Chai tea one of the most beneficial beverages in the world.
Some of most known health benefits of its ingredients are:
Ginger is recognize to improves digestion, prevents and manages stomach ulcers, protects against symptoms of colds and flu, and stimulates blood circulation. It has also been shown to be a very potent inhibitor of inflammatory compounds that contribute to arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Ginger also reduces blood cholesterol by improving liver function.
Cinnamon has been known lower LDL cholesterol and has a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon is also known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective in fighting yeast infections. It is also known for counteracting bad breath.
Cardamom is known to improve digestion and provide relief from acidity in the stomach. It is also considered beneficial to the urinary-tract system and is considered a kidney cleanser.
Cloves have been well-known as an all-around healing spice for centuries. They are reputed to have antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties. They’re also known to heal ailments of the digestive system and promote good digestion as well as metabolism.
Black Pepper its known to be a powerful anti-oxidant. To improve digestion and promote intestinal health. It is also effective in providing relief for nasal congestion and its antibacterial properties make it an effective remedy for respiratory conditions including colds, coughs and flu.
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