Chai Tea made from scratch
Chai tea contains ingredients to nourish every organ in your body such as brain, intestines, stomach, liver, adrenals, lungs and the pancreas. Nothing compares to a homemade chai tea. My favourite recipe is below. All ingredients are easily accessible from a local supermarket or an Indian or Asian store. Organic ingredients are the best.
Licorice root ground – 20g, Cardamon pods – 20g, Cinnamon stick- 20g, Aniseeds (optional) – 10g, Black pepper – 10g, Cloves -10g. Fresh chopped ginger to taste.
Ground all ingredients except fresh ginger. Mix and store in an airtight container ready to infuse a hot pot of tea. Bring 1-2 teaspoons to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and serve with hot milk and drink straight away.
Medicinal properties of the ingredients
Licorice root – adrenal tonic, anti-inflammatory, constipation, heartburn (gastro- oesophageal reflux)
Cardamom pods –digestive stimulant, relives bloating, reduces allergies, stops vomiting, promote expectoration if congestion in lungs, improves memory, restores brain function, nervous exhaustion
Cinnamon stick – warming circulatory, pancreas restorative
Aniseeds – digestive stimulant
Black pepper – warming digestive system, promotes urination, reduces oedema, relieves sinusitis,
Cloves – antiseptic, antimicrobial, intestinal worms, flatulence
Ginger – antiparasitic, warming, in prevention of cold and flu
If you would like to know more how natural medicine can help you, please contact Danuta Hulajko on 02 9541 2428
Danuta Hulajko is a holistic practitioner, international speaker, the founder and the practitioner at the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and www.healingremedies.com.au , Sydney. She specialises in anti-aging, autoimmunity, thyroid conditions, digestive disorders and heavy metals chelation. For more information please go to our website. You can follow Danuta Hulajko work, events, seminars, expos, latest health research, her health tips and advice on Facebook and LinkedIn