You've heard of green tea, oolong tea, chamomile tea, sage tea, and other healthy ones. But how about chai tea with a bit of oomph? Mix it with cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom and enjoy extra health benefits.
This blend of herbs is both adaptogenic and tonic, making it a perfect everyday tasty health-booster.
What are tonic herbs?
Adaptogenic herbs are those that maintain homeostasis while increasing stamina throughout the body. They are non-toxic are safe for everyday use.
Chinese medicine refers to these adaptogenic herbs as tonic herbs. Tonic herbs promote longevity, happiness, and radiance.
SNEAKING TONIC HERBS INTO YOUR TEA
This herbal chai recipe is a simple and delicious way to include herbs- healthy drinks don't have to be bland. It's also excellent for fall and winter since it's warming, anti-inflammatory, and tasty.
To make things easier, prepare a big pot at the beginning of the week, then drink a cup or two every day. You can customize this recipe by adding whatever spices you like.
• 4 cups of your preferred milk
• 4 cups of water
• 3 tbsp of shatavari root
• 2 tbsp of turmeric
• 1 tbsp of cinnamon
• 1 tsp of black pepper
• 2 tsp of ginger
• 1 tsp of cardamom
- Put all the ingredients into a pot then bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, let it to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Strain and enjoy!
We recommend drinking 1-3 cups daily. You could incorporate it into your regimen by replacing your morning brew with this tea.
Other flavors you could try- nutmeg, cacao, star anise, clove, and chicory.
You could also experiment with these medicinal herbs: astragalus, reishi, marshmallow root, dandelion root, willow, ashwagandha, kava, yellow dock, and ceanothus.
TIP: If you prefer your tea a little sweeter, add some honey or a teaspoon of licorice root.
Health benefits of chai tea
This herb is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Shatavari is particularly excellent for your reproductive health, enhancing libido, increasing fertility, and helping to ease menopause symptoms.
This Chinese tonic herb boosts circulation, warms you, and improves sexual health.
Turmeric gives this brew a delightful color. Also, it's naturally anti-inflammatory, helping to alleviate allergies and flu.
This herb helps enhance circulation and digestive system health.
Ginger is warming, anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle soreness, and prevents indigestion.
Black pepper adds some spice to this recipe, is warming, anti-inflammatory, and contains lots of protective antioxidants.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team