Even though masala chai is an intrinsic part of an Indian household, you’ll find multiple recipes of the masala chai in Indian households. In earlier times, it was a robust blend of spices and herbs such as cinnamon, ginger, star anise, cloves and cardamom with tea and the addition of milk is said to have happened much later for flavor. It emits an unmatched aroma that awakens the senses with its delicious blend of herbs and spices that lends a unique flavor.
- Improves Digestion: Just like many warm concoctions, masala chai is excellent to regulate digestive system and keeping the gut healthy. The strong spices such as ginger and black pepper are largely responsible for this as they help produce digestive enzymes that work as catalysts to speed up digestive processes and break down fats and proteins.
- Relieves Aches and Pains: Cloves and ginger in masala chai are said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which help in relieving severe pains by increased circulation that delivers oxygen-rich blood cells to areas with aches and ease the symptoms.
- Reduces Nausea: Ginger is a popular ingredient, known to alleviate nausea during pregnancy and also treat common ailments.