“There is a great deal of poetry and fine assumption in a chest of tea.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
What’s a cup of tea for an artist?
Probably it’s his most powerful inspiration. I, too, am a big tea fan, you can wake me up in the middle of the night, and I would always say a ‘YES’ to a cup of warm tea. So, being an ardent tea lover, I was curious to find out the benefits of drinking tea, and to my surprise, I found plenty of them.
Ancient Ayurveda bears testimony to the origin of Chai as a healing beverage. Chai was considered as a creamy drink brewed with herbs and spices and consumed as a medicine, more like our modern-day Kada.
Today, there are different types of Tea leaves available. However, the benefits would entirely depend on the amount of time the leaves are processed. Green tea is the least prepared type of refreshment; therefore, its health benefits are plenty.
Let’s now look at the health benefits of drinking different types of tea:
Boosts Your Immune System
The benefits of tea depend on the kind of tea you consume. Tulsi and basil tea is known to have antibacterial properties that help to boost the immune system, especially after an injury.
Can Help In Weight Loss
Those of you who are making a decent attempt to shed a few kilos, here’s the good news of you. Green tea or the Girnar detox tea is best known for its weight loss property. These are to be consumed in warm water and are readily available in the supermarkets.
Medicine For The Digestive System
Herbal tea is perfect for your digestive system. It is made from an assortment of dried flowers, spices, herbs, and fruits. Drinking a cup of herbal tea in the morning can keep your stomach calm throughout the day.
Reduces The Risk Of Heart Attack
As per recent research, green tea contains a property that protects against atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis alludes to the amassing of fats, cholesterol around the artery walls. These result in blockages and eventually result in heart attacks and stroke; green tea prevents atherosclerosis and reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Keeps You Smiling
A cup of Cinnamon tea can help you smile forever. Yes! That’s true; it can change the PH level in your mouth and thus prevent cavities.
As CHANG LOO rightly said, “Tea is a beverage which not only quenches thirst but dissipates sorrow.” Ginger tea is known to reduce stress and calm the mind with its intense flavor and aroma.
Instant Remedy For Cold
Indians use the simplified ginger tea formulae to heal all respiratory allergies. A cup of warm ginger tea and instantly relieve congestion and clear the respiratory system.
Helps Fight Cancer
Research has proved that consuming high concentrations of curcumin can reduce the risk of cancer. Turmeric tea is rich in curcumin, and if consumed daily, it can boost your immune system and thus prevent cancer. You can make this turmeric tea at home:
- Just boil 4 cups of water
- Add freshly grated turmeric
- Now let it simmer for 5-6 minutes
- Add honey for sweetness
- Strain it and have it daily.
Makes A Beautiful You
And here’s the final, but the most compelling benefit of green tea. Green tea contains high levels of antioxidants and tannins that are known to work wonders on your skin.
For a tea lover, these nine reasons are like the perfect reason to keep love alive. I have personally tried making the turmeric tea, and I must say it is tasty and helps you stay fresh and energetic throughout the day.
Now, enjoy your tea time with a pinch of health, and no matter what the season, keep the ‘Chai’ going.
If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.
― William Ewart Gladstone