To create Chaikhana Chai Concentrate, fresh and organic ingredients are slow-brewed together in small batches. Organic tea, fresh organic ginger, crushed whole spices, real vanilla beans and organic (wild flower) honey ensure a rich infusion of flavor plus provide the good health benefits of chai that only real ingredients can offer.
Health benefits of Tea
Polyphenols are present in all tea leaves. Polyphenols contain plant compounds called flavonoids which are also found in grapes, walnuts, fruits, vegetables and herbs.
A recent cardiovascular research study found that black tea reduced blood pressure in all participants. Those who drink 4 to 20 oz. of black tea per day had a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure and those who drank 12 or more oz. per day had half the risk of heart attack.
Tea contains tannins which have a natural antiviral effect that helps to combat bacteria found in the mouth, reducing bad breath and cavities.
Health benefits of Cinnamon
Cinnamomum cassia comes from the outer skin of an evergreen tall tree found in Asia. Components of this bark have various biological functions including anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammation, anti-diabetic and anti-tumor activity.
Cinnamon has been proven effective in reducing inflammation. This action not only extends the life of healthy cells, but by inhibiting or reducing inflammation pathways, the formation or spread of cancer cells is decreased. In 2010, studies conducted by Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., showed that cinnamon extract treatment “induced active cell death in melanoma cells”. The University of Texas, Cytokine Research Laboratory has found that cinnamon seemed to assist in combating/slowing the progression of neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases) by reducing chronic inflammation in the affected areas. Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital recently published a study showing that cinnamon helped reduce inflammation of arthritic joints by reducing cytokines thus providing relief for those suffering from joint pain and stiffness.
Recent studies have determined that cinnamon helps to regulate the blood sugar level. This is beneficial not only for those suffering from diabetes or hypoglycemia, but for anyone who likes to maintain a stable energy flow.
Cinnamon helps to reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Cinnamon has natural anti-infectious compounds which have been shown in studies to be effective against ulcer causing H.Pipylori bacteria and other pathogens.
Health benefits of Ginger-root
Ginger contains an anti-viral property combined with a natural warming capability. These two attributes enable it to provide assistance to the body in the fight against cold and flu symptoms. Ginger provides antiseptic lymph cleansing which warms the body and stimulates circulation. The warming action helps to move toxins out through perspiration and the digestive tract and assists the body’s immune system against ailments such as cold and flu viruses.
Because of its capability to reduce inflammation, ginger is a favorite remedy for those suffering from joint pain due to arthritis or over-activity. Research by Dr. Krishna C. Srivastava, a world-renowned researcher on the therapeutic effects of spices, at Odense University in Denmark found that ginger was superior to anti-inflammatory drugs such as Tylenol or Advil which block the formation of inflammatory compounds. Ginger not only blocks the formation of inflammatory compounds, but it also provides an antioxidant effect which breaks down existing inflammation and acidity in the fluid within the joints thus reducing joint pain and stiffness. An added benefit is that ginger carries no ill-side effects.
Ginger root has long been accepted as a medicinal herb used to ease uncomfortable digestive issues such as bloating, nausea, and heartburn.
Health benefits of Honey
Honey contains natural anti-bacterial properties and anti-oxidants. It acts as an anti-viral against cold and flu.
Honey helps to reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
More complex than typical sugars, honey allows the blood to remain at an even glycogen level. This enables the body to maintain a more level energy throughout the day.