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Benefits of Masala Tea And Its Side Effects

Masala tea has origins in India and has many miraculous medicinal benefits. One cup of tea a day is more than sufficient to keep you healthy and away from all sorts of illnesses. This drink is a mixture of many ingredients including ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Although there might be many versions of this tea, the basic ingredients remain the same. You can always add or remove components based on your preference.

Benefits of Masala Tea And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Masala Tea
Nutritional Value of Masala Tea
Health Benefits of Masala Tea
Prevents Cold and Nasal Congestion
Anti-inflammatory Properties
Boosts Energy
Boosts Immunity
Aids in Digestion
Anti-oxidizing Properties
Controlling Blood Pressure
Prevention of Cancer
Improves Metabolism
Prevents Bloating
Reduces Menstrual
Prevention of Diabetes
Uses of Masala Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Masala Tea
Origin And Cultivation of Masala Tea

Masala Tea

Masala tea is a traditional beverage of Indian origin. Tea is brewed with aromatic spices, each with numerous health benefits. This masala tea has several untold benefits that must not be missed. Some commonly used spices are ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. These have frequently been mentioned in the Ayurveda as treatment for many digestive issues.

Nutritional Value of Masala Tea

This beverage has very high nutritional value. With a calorie count below 100, you can have it without any worries and enjoy its multitude of benefits. When consumed without milk or sugar, masala tea has 0% fat and can therefore be recommended to people of all age groups. It has also been known to help in weight loss. If you are looking to eat just the right amount of calories on a daily basis, you must add masala chai to your diet. Packed with flavour, and with less than a hundred calories, it is the perfect route to fitness. It is also very easy to make. All you need to do is take some crushed clove, cardamom, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add some ginger and pepper and boil all these ingredients in water. Remove the pan from the stove and allow it to steep for about 5 minutes. Now all you have to do is add a little bit milk and sugar to the mixture. Allow this mixture to boil and then add black tea to it. You can now pour it into teacups and reap its benefits.

Health Benefits of Masala Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Masala Tea
Health Benefits of Masala Tea

Prevents Cold and Nasal Congestion

The anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and anti-bacterial properties of masala tea of masala tea prevent colds and a nasal congestion. The immunity-boosting clove and ginger will also help you keep a cough away. One glass of masala tea a day is sure to keep you feeling strong and free of a cold. It works best when you had hot. If you are suffering from cold, one glass of masala tea will make you feel better and recover sooner.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

All the spices used in the making of this beverage work together and have a profound effect on the body. Masala tea has anti-inflammatory effects derived mostly from ginger. Studies show that ginger has a positive impact on reducing inflammation in the body. Clove is another ingredient that has similar effects. These two spices are also known to be effective painkillers.

Boosts Energy

Black tea is the basic ingredient of the masala chai. It has caffeine that will boost your energy. While caffeine alone is known to have some negative effects in excessive quantities, the other ingredients of masala tea balance it out. The spices along with the black tea release a balanced energy that is just the kick you need to start your day off. It is a natural and healthy stimulant that you can have without any qualms.

Boosts Immunity

It is very good for the immune system. The clove and cinnamon will make you stronger. It creates a line of defence that does not allow infections to pass through. This medicinal quality of this tasty drink makes it one of the most popular health beverages out there.

Aids in Digestion

The spices used in masala tea, especially clove, elaichi, and tulsi aid in the digestion process. When ginger is added to the mixture, its effects become more medicinal. It has a calming and refreshing effect on the body. Digestion is greatly improved with the help of elaichi that increases the saliva production.

Anti-oxidizing Properties

The base of masala tea is black tea. It has very strong antioxidizing properties. The elaichi and clove used in the drink are also known to reduce the cholesterol level. This, in turn, will show an increase in the amount of good cholesterol. This reduces plaque formation that causes blockages leading to heart diseases. The spices help keep the heart rate and blood pressure in control.

Controlling Blood Pressure

Masala tea can also help in dealing with problems relating to blood pressure. If you have fluctuations in your blood pressure, masala tea may be the solution for you. It has a dilating effect on blood that will help in treatment of medical issues due to high blood pressure. It helps regulate the blood circulation in the body thereby preventing fluctuation in the levels of blood pressure.

Prevention of Cancer

There is research that has shown that the antioxidizing properties of masala tea can help prevent cancer. The ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom have cancer-preventing properties. Cancerous cells are formed when rebel cells increase in number and damage other healthy cells and the DNA. This can be kept in check by having masala tea on a regular basis.

Improves Metabolism

Fast metabolism is very important to be fit and healthy. It is a sign that all the organs in the body are working well. More importantly, it indicates that the food is being digested well and is being used efficiently by the body. The entire digestion process can be improved by having masala tea on a daily basis. This is sure to increase the metabolism of the body in a short time.

Prevents Bloating

Due to poor diet, the food we eat is not always digested easily. The compounds in masala tea aid in digestion. By enhancing the digestion, this beverage prevents excess air or water from being dragged into the stomach. This reduces bloating or gassiness. On the other hand, having two cups of masala tea every day can help you cut down a few kilos. Therefore, it is also recommended for weight loss.

Reduces Menstrual

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A lesser known benefit of having masala tea is that it is a natural and most effective way of fighting PMS cramps. Most women suffer from severe cramps during their menstrual cycle. There are agents in masala chai that are known to have a calming effect on the nerves and the muscles. The anti-inflammatory properties of the various spices used in the masala tea also provide relief from pain.

Prevention of Diabetes

One of the most common conditions in the world today is diabetes. It is wise to equip yourself with preventive methods in advance. The ingredients in the masala tea have properties that will help reduce the risk of diabetes. It does this by increasing the sensitivity of the insulin in the body. It also reduces the blood sugar levels. The body is better equipped to handle sugars after having masala tea.

Uses of Masala Tea

Masala tea is very easy to make. The powder can be found at most department stores, or you can always make it from its basic ingredients. Its several health benefits make it the perfect go-to beverage for you to have between meals. The aromatic flavors are irresistible for any person. You will find an improvement in your digestion, blood sugar, weight and overall health when you drink masala tea regularly for a long duration. Not only does masala tea help in prevention of cancer and diabetes, it also makes the immune system of the body stronger and keeps you free of common diseases and infections.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Masala Tea

While masala tea is known for its numerous benefits, like all food items, it should be consumed in moderation. With black tea as its base, it has caffeine that may have a negative impact on the body when consumed in large amounts. It can lead to nausea and restlessness. You can always reduce the caffeine intake by opting for decaffeinated masala tea. As there are many spices in masala tea, it is best for pregnant women to avoid. The ingredients, when consumed in excessive quantities may create a hormonal imbalance in the body.

Origin And Cultivation of Masala Tea

While masala tea is known for its numerous benefits, like all food items, it should be consumed in moderation. With black tea as its base, it has caffeine that may have a negative impact on the body when consumed in large amounts. It can lead to nausea and restlessness. You can always reduce the caffeine intake by opting for decaffeinated masala tea. As there are many spices in masala tea, it is best for pregnant women to avoid. The ingredients, when consumed in excessive quantities may create a hormonal imbalance in the body.

Popular Questions & Answers

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Erectile Dysfunction, as it is commonly known, refers to a man’s inability to obtain or maintain erection of the penis during sexual activity. Obesity, heart disease, smoking, tobacco use alcohol consumption, diabetes, psychological factors like stress, anxiety and negative feelings, the use of anti-depressants — all these usually contribute a lot to Erectile Dysfunction. Homeopathic remedies provides natural cures for Erectile Dysfunction. Take Agnus castus 30, 3 drops once daily morning. Take Schwabe's Damiaplant, 20 drops twice daily with water. Revert after 15 days.
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BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
To solve this problem, * first you have to make your mind relaxed & free from all the thoughts. For that practice anulom-vilom pranayam in the morning for atleast 5-8 minutes daily. You can take a brisk walk for 10-15 minutes in the morning. It will lower down the stress hormones. * do yogasana namely padmasana & gorakshasana daily for 8-10 minutes. * do not make hurry in the sexual intercourse, take more time in the foreplay so that the complete erection occurs naturally. * take a sound sleep of 6-8 hours atleast. * avoid intake of peanuts, gur, til, garam masalas & tea or coffee for 4 weeks. * avoid watching any type of adult movies, books & any pictures. For medicines - stop taking shilajit capsules & take dhatupaushtik churn 1/3 teaspoon with milk in the morning after meals. Continue ashwagandha churn for 6-8 weeks.
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Ayurveda, Ambala
To solve this problem, * first you have to make your mind relaxed & free from all the thoughts. For that practice anulom-vilom pranayam in the morning for atleast 5-8 minutes daily. You can take a brisk walk for 10-15 minutes in the morning. It will lower down the stress hormones. * do yogasana namely padmasana & gorakshasana daily for 8-10 minutes. * do not make hurry in the sexual intercourse, take more time in the foreplay so that the complete erection occurs naturally. * take a sound sleep of 6-8 hours atleast. * avoid intake of peanuts, gur, til, garam masalas & tea or coffee for 4 weeks. * avoid watching any type of adult movies, books & any pictures.
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Popular Health Tips

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
All about tea

When we speak of tea, it is commonly assumed to be black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ?Tea? means any herb. This means even hot Tulsi water is Tulsi tea or hot mint water is Mint tea. Many herbs can be converted into tea such as jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea etc.

When the leaves are boiled in water and reduced to 50%, it is called Kadha (decoction). Black tea without milk and sugar is much healthier than black tea with milk and sugar.

Classical tea without sugar and milk has an astringent taste. But according to Ayurveda, this is good for health as it reduces Kapha imbalance. When sugar and milk are added, both of which have sweet taste, they neutralize the weight-reducing and kapha?relieving properties of the black tea. Therefore, milk or sugar should not be added to tea. For the purpose of taste, one can add Gur or jaggery or artificial plant sweetener Stevia.

Black tea is also a mild diuretic and increases urination as it contains caffeine, which is also a stimulant. This is the reason why tea is used when there is a need to stay awake. In this regard, coffee is stronger than tea. When taken in moderation, black tea is good for the heart and general health. If one has to choose tea then jasmine, lemon and lemongrass teas are better.

In Ayurveda, different teas have been prescribed for different personalities. Therefore, you can get vata?pacifying tea, pitta?pacifying tea and kapha?pacifying tea.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
FACTS ON TEA -DAILY REFRESHING DRINK
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When we speak of tea, it is commonly assumed to be black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ‘Tea’ means any herb. This means even hot Tulsi water is Tulsi tea or hot mint water is Mint tea. Many herbs can be converted into tea such as jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea etc.

When the decoction of the leaves and the water is reduced to 50% on boiling, it is called Kadha. Black tea without milk and sugar is much healthier than black tea with milk and sugar.

Classical tea without sugar and milk has an astringent taste. But according to Ayurveda, this is good for health as it reduces Kapha imbalance. When sugar and milk is added, both of which have sweet taste, they neutralize the weight reducing and kapha–relieving properties of the black tea. Therefore, milk or sugar should not be added to tea. For the purpose of taste, one can add Gur or jaggery or artificial plant sweetener Stevia.

Black tea is also a mild diuretic and increases urination as it contains caffeine, which is also a stimulant. This is the reason why tea is used to remain awake. In this regard, coffee is stronger than tea. When taken in moderation, black tea is good for the heart and general health. If one has to choose tea then jasmine, lemon and lemongrass teas are better.

In Ayurveda, different teas have been prescribed for different personalities. Therefore, you can get vata–pacifying tea, pitta–pacifying tea and kapha–pacifying tea.
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Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

You pass by that cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin. It can either mean that the pancreas is producing less than normal insulin or the body is not being able to utilize the produced insulin effectively. Factors such as a poor diet and lack of exercise increase the risks of Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link
Pancreatitis is a condition that is marked by an inflammation of the pancreatic cells. This inflammation can damage the beta cells that produce insulin, thus resulting in diabetes. Factors that contribute to it are a poor diet, lack of exercise, presence of excessive calcium in the blood or excessive alcohol consumption.

How can you avoid the same?
It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Cancer

MBBS, MD-Radio Therapy
Oncologist, Ghaziabad
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Good morning, I am Dr Dinesh Singh I am director of Radiation Oncology at Max Hospital, Vaishali. Today we are going to discuss about cancer, the cancer is a group of about 100 disease different diseases and it is basically the cells they start developing, multiplying and then they do not stop first they grow locally and there and then they spread out to different parts and what are the different symptoms of the cancers, well it depends upon which part of the body the cancer is developing like we are discussing about the brain tumors that the patient might have difficulty in vision, he may be having headache, he may be having vomiting or he may be having fits. Then to further investigate we need do a contrast study of the MRI then we diagnosed and then we keep recording it. For head and neck cancers like they can wear ulcer or a soar which doesn't heal, there can be a change in the voice the person might have difficulty in swallowing or so these are the early symptoms of cancers originating into the head and neck area. Then we further investigate we take a biopsy and then we diagnose the patient. For breast cancer, the earliest symptoms is a painless lump usually in Cancer in early stages pain is not there, so whenever there is a lump in a breast it should be investigated to allowed cancer. More than 90% of the lump in the breast on cancerous but it should be evaluated and cure, when we come to the lung cancer the common symptom is a mild cough. So any cough which is not getting the cure for more than two weeks it should be taken seriously it can be tuberculosis, it can be cancerous, so it has to be evaluated and investigative. Talking about the GI cancers of the intestinal cancers, well it present like indigestion or the patient is not getting well some might discomfort in the abdomen. So any problem persisting more than 2 weeks should be investigated by ultrasound, by endoscopy and then we do it. Carcinoma of the rectum and anal canal usually present with a bleeding associated with the stools or without stool should not be confused with the piles because they have the same presentation. So any problem persisting for more than 2 weeks is the thumb rule has to be investigated diagnosed and they have to be treated. Once we see that there is a problem then what we do we have to do an investigation and the first investigation is the biopsy many times a general people they have a false notion that if a biopsy is done then cancer will spread, well it is absolutely wrong. The biopsy is a must and it does not spread cancer. Thank you.

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.

5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Masala Tea
Nutritional Value of Masala Tea
Health Benefits of Masala Tea
Prevents Cold and Nasal Congestion
Anti-inflammatory Properties
Boosts Energy
Boosts Immunity
Aids in Digestion
Anti-oxidizing Properties
Controlling Blood Pressure
Prevention of Cancer
Improves Metabolism
Prevents Bloating
Reduces Menstrual
Prevention of Diabetes
Uses of Masala Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Masala Tea
Origin And Cultivation of Masala Tea