Chai, also known as masala chai, is an Indian blend of robust spices, teas and herbs. It is popular throughout India, particularly in Ayurvedic medicine. Common ingredients that make up chai include black tea leaves, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, clove, cinnamon and fennel. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anticancer properties.
Chai may be useful for relieving PMS, boosting the metabolism, lowering blood pressure, increasing energy, improving digestion, alleviating nausea, relieving aches and pains, supporting the immune system, preventing chronic disease and improving heart health.
WARNING: Side effects of over consumption of caffeine include headache nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting and diarrhea. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.