Have you ever heard of chai tea? Chai is actually the word for tea in many countries around the world. It is a beverage used for centuries and it has had a great role in many different cultures. Its preparation varies in different regions. It is a combination of herbs, spices maybe even vegetables and fruits with hot water.
The recipe of chai we are presenting you today is one that will help you with your digestion and strengthen your immune system.
It will prevent colds and by destroying free radicals ,thought to be one of the causes for cancer, skin breakdown and other disorders will act in the most powerful way against them.
Reduce Inflammation, Strengthen Immunity, and Improve Digestion with the following chai tea recipe:
- 3 cups purified water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tablespoons grated, fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon each whole clove
- 8 cardamom pods
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
- Sweeten to taste with raw honey
Method of preparation
Simmer the different types of spices in water for 10 minutes. Add coconut milk and sweetener. Strain the tea before serving.
Main Ingredients and Health Benefits
Cardamom is known to be a mood elevator, which improves the health of kidneys, lungs and heart. Cloves on the other hand are said to be extremely beneficial to the intestinal tract. They have antiseptic properties that help the body to fight infection as well as strengthen the immune system.
Cinnamon, as another main ingredient in this recipe helps in lowering blood sugar and cholesterol. It is also very likely to help in fighting colon cancer.
Ginger is popular for its abundance of healing benefits. It is good for boosting the immune system and improving digestion. By encouraging apoptosis and inhibiting cancer cells it prevents cancer. Ginger eases the symptoms of asthma and improves cardiovascular health.