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Benefits of Masala Tea
By
Prakriti Jena

 

Apart from its tradition, culture, and food, India is most popularly known for its Chai culture as well. India is one of the countries where the elderly population is increasing, so do diseases amongst elders. With every passing year, the human body starts to weaken year by year. Hence more chances to get multiple health hazards increases in the elder’s age.  

 

Masala tea is made up of mixing certain spices and ingredients that help elders prevent certain kinds of diseases, and keep them fit and healthy in the senior years of life. Masala tea consists of cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, Holy basil, cardamom, and many more. Masala Tea is widely used worldwide for its health benefit qualities and its exquisite taste and aroma.  

 

In India, one can find varieties of masala tea from Kashmiri Kahwa to Sulaimani tea. The health benefits of Masala Tea are uncountable. 

 

Why Masala Tea For Elders?

Our elders are making several tea types with different spices, ingredients, and much more, for ages. As we all know, old-age is the most sensitive period of one’s life, and it is not easy to save elders from all diseases and infections. However, masala tea can help our elders to stay fit because of its antioxidant and medicinal properties. If you also question why masala tea, presently go through the below points to understand the importance of Masala Tea.  

 

  • Given its antioxidant properties, drinking Masala tea can be very good for elders. Masala tea lowers heart disease risk by reducing insufficient cholesterol levels in their bodies and beeping blood pressure. It helps to keep the heart healthy and fit.
  • Anxiety and stress are most common in elders. Regular consumption of Masala tea or black tea can reduce stress and help them stay happy and lead an anxiety-free life. Elders who drink a cup of Masala tea in a day are found more relaxed and calm than others.
  • For high bone density, elders should start consuming masala tea with milk. Adding milk with spices doubles the benefits for your health. Milk is rich in protein hence helps to give them bone strength. Masala tea is very beneficial for joint pains as well.
  • Weight is another common issue that elders face; too much or too little; both are harmful to elders. Maintaining a healthy weight is still a task for many elders. In the overweight situation, elders can consume green tea, which helps to increase metabolism and cut down body fat rapidly. In the case of underweight, elders should drink masala tea with milk to enjoy its health benefits.

 

Expected Benefits Of Masala Tea For Elderly

 

1. Antioxidants Properties

Masala Tea has high antioxidant properties. Since it consists of several spices, it helps older adults fight against diseases like cold, cough, cancer, cholesterol, and control blood pressure and heart rate. 

 

2. Immunity Booster

As it contains cinnamon and basil leaves, it is considered the best natural immunity booster of all time. It helps elders to prevent certain diseases and has lots of medicinal benefits. For ages, cinnamon and basil are used to avoid severe heart attacks, blood clotting, etc. Check here to know more about the immunity boosting drinks for elders, and similar recipes. 

 

3. Improves Digestion

Indigestion is extremely common in elders. An upset stomach is just another thing for them, but Masala tea with cinnamon is the perfect solution for it. With various ingredients, it helps the elderly body improve digestion, kidney-related issues, and other chronic illnesses. It is incredibly refreshing and helps to keep stress away from growing elders. 

 

4. Heals Cancer

According to various studies, due to its antioxidant qualities, Masala Tea helps to prevent cancer to an extent. Ingredients like holy basil, clove, cinnamon give your body energy to fight cancer cells. Check this to know more about caring for cancer during this Covid-19 Era. 

 

5. Keeps The Heart Health

Masala Tea is considered the best for heart patients. Cinnamon is regarded as one of the necessary medicated spices, which reduces the bad cholesterol from the elder’s body and keeps the blood pressure maintained. Moreover, it takes care of overall heart health. 

 

6. Pain

Joint pain is one of the most common problems in elders. As people after 45 start losing bone density, it makes their bone health weak. Just mix two main ingredients- clove and ginger, it will surely help elders in pain. Masala tea, with its inflammatory properties, helps in severe distress and increases blood circulation. 

 

7. Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are another major problem among growing people. But don’t worry, you can efficiently manage it with Masala Tea. Drinking Chamomile tea before bed can do wonders in a sleeping disorder situation. It is made up of blooming plants from daily family. Along with sleep disorders, it is perfect for digestion as well. 

 

8. Prevents Diabetes

Diabetes is prevalent in elders; let us tell that it can be life-threatening if not controlled on time. Diabetes is severe and chronic and leads to several health issues like heart disease, kidney issue, blood pressure, and many more. Drinking masala tea without milk can lower the risk of diabetes, increase metabolism, control blood sugar level, and reduce diabetes and other several issues. Check this to know more about caring for diabetic elders, during the era of Covid-19. 

 

9. Cure Alzheimer & Dementia

In diseases like Alzheimer’s, rosemary tea can do wonders. It contains an antioxidant known as carnosic acid, which helps prevent elders’ brains from damaging toxins. It is also best for seniors who are suffering from a neurodegenerative disease like dementia. Rosemary tea is made from evergreen shrubs.  

 

 

10. Controls Respiratory Issues

Seniors who have asthma or any respiratory disease should drink eucalyptus drinks every day. They were also proven highly beneficial in preventing regular cold, cough, and mild fever. Seniors who have diabetes should involve eucalyptus tea in their daily routine.  

 

Key Ingredients Of Masala Tea & Their Nutrient Value

 

● Tulsi

Holy basil ( “ Elixir of Life”) is filled with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, C, and K, and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, and protein and fibre. It relieves cold, asthma, sore throats, and other respiratory issues that help in gastrointestinal disorders; being antiseptic, it controls blood sugar level. 

 

● Cinnamon

It is rich in vitamins A, K, Magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, cholesterol, Dietary Fiber, Protein, Carbohydrates, calories. It has anti-inflammatory properties, loaded with antioxidants, lowers blood sugar level, useful in Neurodegenerative diseases, properties for fighting Bacterial and Fungal Infections. 

 

● Cloves

Clove is an excellent source of energy, protein, dietary fiber, and carbohydrates. It is also rich in vitamins like Folates, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. Clove helps in improving liver health, kills bacteria, has high antioxidant properties, gives strength to bones of elders. 

 

● Funnel

It is one of the highly nutritious seeds, loaded with calories, Fiber, Vitamin C, Calcium, iron, magnesium, Potassium, Manganese. 

 

● Cardamom

For ages, it is known for its culinary and medicinal properties. Cardamom is rich in vitamins, Electrolytes, Energy, Carbohydrates, and Minerals like Copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium.  

 

Types Of Masala Tea & Their Easy Recipes

 

1. GINGER TEA

It is one of the most ancient herbal remedies for motion sickness, nausea, cold, mild fever, cholesterol, lower blood pressure, blood clots, and much more. From pain relief to cancer prevention, it helps in various old-age health issues. Ginger tea is known for its antioxidant qualities, which enables the elder’s body to reduce stress, relieve pain, and much more. 

 

How to make Ginger Tea at Home

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk.
  • 2 Teaspoon Tea.
  • Sugar as per your requirements.
  • Four thin slices of peeled ginger/ Ginger power if raw ginger is not available.

 

Heat a pan with 1 cup of water, add peeled ginger, boil it for 5 minutes, add milk and sugar accordingly. Boil for another 10 minutes, and your tea is ready to serve hot.  

 

2. Tulsi Masala Chai

Most commonly and most preferably used in India, Tulsi is a Holy Basil. Tulsi is further acknowledged as “Queen of Herbs.” Holy Basil is anti-diabetic, treats cough, and antioxidants. The Health Benefits of Tulsi Tea is as follows: it improves digestive systems, flu, cold, cough, and respiratory system- because of its immunomodulatory properties. It is high in calcium, caffeine-free, contains no saturated fats, and is rich in iron.  

 

How to make Tulsi Tea at Home

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk.
  • 2 Teaspoon Tea.
  • Sugar as per your requirements.
  • Chopped Tulsi/ Holy Basil Leaves.

 

Boil water in a pan, add Tulsi leaves. Add milk, sugar and boil it again for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.  

 

3. Kashmiri Kahwa

Kashmir is very famous for its cuisine, and this Kashmiri kahwa is one of the best serves from Kashmir. It is a traditional green tea mixed with certain spices like cinnamon, almonds, cardamom, and clove. It helps build immunity, burns fat, energy booster, best for skin benefits, and perfect stress buster.  

 

How to make Kashmiri Kahwa Tea at Home

 

Ingredients

 

  • Green Tea
  • Saffron
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Dried Rose Petals
  • Almonds
  • Cardamom

 

Boil water in a container, append all the ingredients, boil it for 10-15 minutes, and it is ready.  

 

4. Sulaimani Tea

It is brewed with mixed spices, easy to make, and delicious. It contains no milk; as we all know, drinking black tea is way healthier than any other drink. Rich in antioxidant, helps improve digestion and removes toxic substances from your body.

 

How To Make Sulaimani Tea At Home

 

Ingredients

  • Cloves
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger piece
  • Cardamom
  • Tea powder

 

 

Boil water in a container, add crushed ginger, boil for 5 mins on low flame. Add the rest of the ingredients and again simmer it for 10- 15 minutes. Serve Hot.  

 

 

Masala Tea contains several spices, and certain herbs can do wonders for elders. Spices like cinnamon, clove, ginger help to boost seniors' immune system. Ginger and cinnamon have anti-ageing and cancer-fighting properties that have been used for centuries to help people with cold and stomach related issues.  

 

Side Effects of Masala Tea

Masala tea is more known for its advantages and health benefits, taste, and aroma. It is caffeine-free and helps to fight several old-age diseases. Despite its many benefits, consuming masala tea in excessive amounts can cause hormonal imbalance in elders’ bodies. Having a considerable quantity of masala tea with milk can lead to several gastric diseases as well. Restlessness and nausea can be the most common symptoms during excessive use of masala drinks. Use of certain substances in tea, like lemon, milk, or so, can be unsuitable for certain elders' health. So we recommend getting a check with the doctors and nutritionists (in case you have one), and also to do a self-test from your own. 

 

Conclusion

By reading the above blog, you must have understood the benefits of masala tea and its key component ingredients for elders. Masala tea is considered one of the best healthy drinks for its antioxidant properties. Having a cup of masala tea can prevent your loved ones and elders away from certain diseases. From immunity-boosting to avoiding cancer, masala tea is a solution for all. Make it a part of your life and stay healthy and fit. Just like any other food or drink, masala tea can also have its share of disadvantages if consumed in excess amount. This is how Masala Tea helps elders! If you’re not able to look after the elderly or serve them their Masala tea on time, or can not care in any other manner, then you can hire a home-based caring service for them.  

 

Are you looking for professional elder care for your beloved elders? Do not worry as we await to embrace you at Emoha! The skilled nurses at Emoha are dedicated to providing a better lifestyle and healthcare facilities to the growing elders. It will include a professional nurse or a caretaker who will come to the home, assist the elderly in all their activities, look after them in the absence of family, serve them their teas and meals on time, and also who will help the elders out with all their healthcare and daily life issues. So connect with us now at 1800-123-445555 or mail us at eldersfirst@emoha.com. 

 

 

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