Chai Spice benefits
Chai tea is our specailty here at The Tea Chest and below is some useful information about the benefits of the spices we use across our chai tea range...
Cinnamon: Cinnamon can fight against infections, reduces bowel conditions, helps with digestion, increase circulation and open breathing, increase awareness and vitality, reduce fatigue and is also an apparent aphrodisiac.
Star Anise: Star Anise is an attractive star shaped fruit that is harvested before ripening and are dried before use. Star Anise is used as a spice and as a healing herb as it appears to have medicinal properties that provide significant health benefits and is used throughout Asian cultures. It is known to treat respiratory congestions, effective in flu treatment and can assist with mild bloating and improving indigestion. It is important to note that you should only use the Chinese variety, as the Japanese variety is toxic.
Clove: Clove is one of the most loved and well widely used spice in the world. Clove has shown to have analgesic properties, which is particularly effective for tooth pain. Also, an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, regular use of cloves can aid in the relief of a wide variety of ailments, such as relieve excessive gas bloating, aid the treatment of colds and boosting immune function.
Ginger: Ginger is famous for its healing properties and is often listed as an ingredient in medicines and has been used to treat conditions such as impotence and motion sickness. Essential oils are found in ginger and antibacterial. It is very good to take regularly for overall well-being.
Cardamom: Cardamom is a key spice in chai tea that is said to benefit the lungs, kidneys and heart, while also being used as a mood elevator. Cardamom is also used to calm upset stomachs. It can reduce inflammation as it is an anti-inflammatory and is believed to sooth sore throats and colds.
Black Pepper: Black Pepper is a dried berry long used as a culinary spice and once known as the ‘king of spices. It is the most traded spice in the world and gets its sharp taste from the compound ‘piperene’. Black Pepper is known to enhance digestion, is used to provide relief from sinusitis, coughs and colds and fights infection.