Health Benefits of Masala Chai

If you’re looking for a sense of comfort, warmth, or wellness, try authentic Masala Chai! You will never forget the taste, especially after preparing and tasting masala chai from scratch. It has a light, creamy texture. It’s incredibly delicious if you add honey and a bit of ghee.

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Origins of Masala Chai

According to ancient Ayurvedic tradition, Masala was a mix of spices boiled in hot water for medicinal purposes. Later, the introduction of tea into the daily lives of Indians started from the British habit of tea drinking. After a while, between WWI and the 1930s, roadside stand tea vendors (known as “chaiwallahs”) started to add spices to tea.

Chai tea is most prevalent in India but has since caught on worldwide. You can often find it on the menu of many Parisian cafes. Its recipe can vary depending on region and family traditions. However, the most famous modern version consists of Indian black tea, CTC, and a mix of 5 spices brewed in milk.

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The significance of Masala in Ayurvedic medicine

The same spices used in making spicy tea also have significance in Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda alternative medicine practitioners often use them. Medicinal benefits include:
  • Ginger helps with digestion and reducing bloating. Can treat motion sickness.
  • Cardamom is famous for treating respiratory infections (cold, cough, etc.) and indigestion with a spicy, sweet taste.
  • Clove relieves symptoms of hypertension, fever, and nausea.
  • Cinnamon is a spice that in the West is associated with sweet dishes. However, cinnamon is used for the prevention and treatment of many diseases. It has antibacterial qualities, can relieve stomach ulcers, and treats inflammations.
  • Pepper stimulates digestion.

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