Herbal Chai Mix
This mixture is a herbal tincture version of Chai. It tastes great and all the flavours are much more subtle .
Just put 10 mls in a cup of hot water, and add some honey or sugar. Milk can be added but we like it withut.
It aids digestion as well as aid with lowering blood sugar
Aniseed : Pimpinella anisum - Antispasmodic, carminative ,galactagogue, stimulant , stomachic
Bay Leaf : Lauris nobilis - Antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic .
Cardamom : Elettaria cardamomum - Carminative, stimulant , stomachic, warming digestive .
Cinnamon : Cinnamomum zeylanicum - It is hypoglycaemic , aids in digestion and is a antiviral
Cloves : Syzygium aromaticum - Anti-emetic , warming digestive and also kills worm Larvae . The active principles in the clove may increase gut motility as well as improve the digestion power by increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions. Thus, helps relieve indigestion and constipation problems.
The spice also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and magnesium. Potassium is an important electrolyte of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
The spice buds contain very good amounts of vitamin A and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required by the body for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin in addition to essential for vision. Consumption of natural foods rich in flavonoids helps to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Additionally, this spice is a good source of vitamin-K, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), vitamin-C and riboflavin. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Galangal : Alpina galanga - Warming Digestive, carminative
Ginger: Zingiber officinale - Anti emetic, aromatci, carminative , digestive, stomachic.
Lemongrass : Cymbopogon citratus -
Rose Petals : Rosa gallica / chinensis / persica - Rose petals are cooling to the blood , carminative, laxative and nervine. Thye also open up the heart emotionally and are a good heart tonic.
Stevia : Stevia rebaudiana - Brazilian research group demonstrated that water extracts of stevia leaves had a hypoglycemic effect and increased glucose tolerance in humans, reporting that it "significantly decreased plasma glucose levels during the test and after overnight fasting in all volunteers." In another human study, blood sugar was reduced by 35% 6-8 hours after oral ingestion of a hot water extract of the leaf. It is a natural sweetener ,is Hypoglaecemic and aids in weight loss .It is about 300 times sweeter than sugar and helps prevent hypertension . It also reportedly stops craving for nicotine and alcohol .