Health Benefits

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HEALTH BENEFITS

BENEFITS OF HERBIZA CHAI

Spicy and warming Chai Tea is a certain type of tea. Slightly spicy and slightly sweet, chai tea is ayurvedic medicine for the body, mind, and soul, one of the oldest traditional medical healthcare systems. Chai is rich in a blend of health promoting herbs & spices such as Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger and Cloves. The benefits due to these 4 herbs, in addition to improving the digestion, the spices enhance the immune system, have antibacterial properties and fights inflammation.

Aside from stopping aches and pains in their tracks, there are so many health benefits by drinking chai tea. This special spiced brew will warm you to the core, but it will get your energy going and can help with everything from heart health to weight loss and helping the body detox.

BENEFITS OF HERBIZA CHAI

Antioxidants
Chai is ripe with powerful antioxidant properties that come from the polyphenols found in the spices. Cardamom is also a spice that is rich in antioxidants as well as Cinnamon which has the highest anti-oxidant strength of all the food sources.
Anti-inflammatory
Whether dealing with something as simple as toothache or more complicated chronic pain issues, chai can help to reduce those aches and pains. This special brew is chock full of spices that are loaded with anti-inflammatory properties – ginger for increasing circulation which can send oxygen heavy red blood cells where they are needed. Ginger also contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds named gingerols and is a potent painkiller especially for those who suffer from joint, muscle and nerve pain. and Cardamom that is wonderfully mineral-rich medicinal spice that contains antiseptic, antiviral, and antispasmodic properties. From Alzheimer’s disease to arthritis, reducing inflammation in the body can help with a whole range of ailments.
Reduce sugar levels
Cinnamon and ginger are a force to be reckoned with when you get them together. Part of their powerful healing properties include their ability to stabilize blood sugar levels. Ginger was found to help lower blood sugar for those suffering with type 2 diabetes and cinnamon helped to lower blood glucose in those who were dealing with insulin resistance.
Heart health
Cardamom is said to be a heart healer and cinnamon can help to regulate blood sugar levels and studies have shown that this spice can lead to a healthy heart. Cinnamon contains anti-clotting compounds which protect us against strokes and coronary artery disease.
Bloating / Stomach ache
If you are tired of feeling full and heavy every time you eat, sipping chai after meals could help reduce the discomfort of bloating. Laced with antibacterial properties, the tea gets to work on your gut bacteria to prevent bloating. The infusion of black pepper has also been studied and found to help the pancreas send out digestive enzymes and speed up the body’s ability to process food faster. Cardamom aids digestion and eases flatulence, nausea, indigestion and cramping. Cloves are also helpful in healing the digestive tract and are great for relieving gas, constipation, bloating, nausea. Cinnamon also assists digestion and ease , nausea, vomiting and flatulence.
Aids menstrual cramps
The anti-inflammatory properties that go hand in hand with the likes of ginger and cloves keep cramps down to the bare minimum. There’s nothing more soothing than curling up with a cup of chai and letting those soothing elements get to work on your body. Clove also contains eugenol which can help inhibit certain pain receptors. Cinnamon is known to reduce inflammation in the body and has the amazing ability to stop yeast infections, menstrual cramps and candida.
Stronger bones
Drinking tea on the reg can boost your bone density according to research from the Cambridge School of Medicine. It was down to the flavonoids and other nutrients found within tea. Our Chai has milk and dairy tends to be rich in calcium which also has a positive effect on bone health. Cinnamon also contains calcium.
Stress relief
Looking for a natural stress buster? Here we have a natural reason to brew up a cup of chai tea. Blended with the bounty of fragrant spices like soothing cloves, ginger, and cardamom you have a stress balancing formula that will instantly soothe the nerves. Ginger, in ancient times, was known to purify the body, mind and spirit.
Weight loss
The melody of spices are believed to assist with healthy weight loss plans. Cinnamon, this spice is known for a whole host of properties that can help with weight loss – from reducing cholesterol to dealing with blood sugar levels. But most of all, it seems that the studies show that cinnamon may be able to boost your metabolism, which means you can turn calories into energy quicker.
Reduces tumor growth
Cloves are loaded with antioxidants and stuffed full of antiviral and antibacterial properties to boot. These spicy-sweet little nuggets have also been studied for their ability to reduce tumour growth in vitro with positive effects.
Detoxification
Drinking tea as a detox is top-level self-care and no tea has you covered quite like chai. Thanks to the presence of all-round health champion cardamon, chai tea can help to detox your body, clear out your sinuses, and bring expectorant healing qualities for when you need to get something right out of your system. Many of the spices found in chai also make the top list when it comes to the ORAC value charts.
Respiratory system
Cardamom is excellent for the respiratory system and is a natural expectorant relieving congestion and mucus from the lungs and sinus passages.
Vitamins/Minerals
Cinnamon is a great source of vitamins A and B-complex and minerals like chromium, iron, zinc and calcium.. Memory boosting and improving cognitive function, just smelling this spice will instantly improve your focus and mental alertness.

Cloves are packed full of vitamins A, C, K and B-complex and well as minerals such as manganese, iron, selenium, potassium and magnesium,

Herbiza Chai has a delicious flavour; perfect to drink hot or cold, as it also helps to regulate the body temperature, keeping it cool in summer, comfortably warm in winter.

Side effects
Bursting with health benefits and spices that bring a flush of healing there is barely any risk associated with chai tea. This brew is more than just a tea, it’s long been a vital component in traditional medicine and the spices used are super warm and full of antioxidants. Whether suffering from inflammation or wanting to bring your body into its best health, chai can help.
As chai can be a drink traditionally served with milk those who suffer from lactose intolerance may find that they suffer from an upset stomach after consuming chai.
References

Links to read some more on Chai

NCBI. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting. 

ncbi.gov

Healthline. Antioxidants Explained in Simple Terms. 

healthline.com

NCBI. Quality, antioxidant activity, and composition of Indian black teas.

ncbi.gov

NIH. Effect of short-term administration of cinnamon on blood pressure in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. 

pubmed.gov

NIH. Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes. 

pubmed.gov

Natural Medicine Journal. The Anti-Inflammatory and Chemopreventative Effects of Chai Tea. 

naturalmedicinejournal.com

HEALTH BENEFITS

BENEFITS OF HERBIZA ROOIBOS

Rooibos tea offers a wide range of benefits that make it a popular choice among tea drinkers. Firstly, it is caffeine-free, making it an excellent choice for those who want to reduce their caffeine intake. It is also packed with antioxidants, which help to prevent cell damage and promote overall health. Rooibos tea is also known to improve digestion and reduce inflammation in the body. It contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which support healthy bones and teeth. Additionally, it has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, making it an ideal choice for those with heart health concerns. With its rich, earthy flavor and numerous health benefits, rooibos tea is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a healthy beverage to their daily routine.

BENEFITS OF HERBIZA ROOIBOS

Caffeine free
  • Rooibos is naturally caffeine free.
  • Excellent for hyperactive children, babies from 6 months old can consume rooibos tea.
  • A naturally relaxing drink at night to assist with a good night’s sleep as it is soothing on the nervous system.
Antioxidant
  • High in antioxidants and mineral content.
  • Rooibos is the only known source of a potent antioxidant aspalathin, which could play a role in combating several lifestyle diseases.
  • These antioxidants bind with free radicals to lower oxidative stress, combatting cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart diseases.
Weight-loss
  • Kilojoule free
  • Preservative free
  • Supports weight-loss.
Blood sugar

Reduces high blood sugar levels, preventing diabetes type 2.

Cancer fighting

Has proven cancer-fighting properties in animal research studies.

Allergies

Alleviates allergies:

  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Eczema
Tannins
  • Low in tannin
  • Doesn’t interfere with iron absorption.
Stomach and indigestion
  • Stomach and indigestion problems are relieved by drinking black rooibos tea:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Heartburn
    • Stomach ulcers
    • Constipation
  • Anti-spasmodic, alleviates colic and stomach cramps in babies.
Skin care
  • Soothing effect on the skin
  • Relieves itching and certain skin irritations when directly applied to the affected area.
  • Including:
    • Eczema
    • Nappy rash
    • Acne
  • Latest research indicates that application of rooibos on the skin after sunburn, can prevent permanent damage to the skin.
Hygienic product

Our rooibos is steam pasteurized to ensure a high-quality hygienic product.

References

Links to read some more on Rooibos

Canada, O.B., Oguntibeju, O.O. & Marnewick, J.L. 2014. Effects of Consumption of Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and a Rooibos-Derived Commercial Supplement on Hepatic Tissue Injury by tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide in Wistar Rats

ncbi.gov 

CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa). 2017. Fact Sheet on Rooibos Tea.

cansa.org.za

Healthline. 2020. 5 Health benefits of Rooibos Tea (Plus Side effects).

healthline.com

Marnewick, J.L., Gelderblom, W.C.A. & Joubert, E. 2000. An investigation on the antimutagenic properties of South African herbal teas.

sciencedirect.com 

Marnewick, J.L., Rautenbach, F. & Venter, I et al., 2011. Effects of rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) on oxidative stress and biochemical parameters in adults at risk for cardiovascular disease

Medical News Today. 2020. 7 Benefits of Rooibos tea.

medicalnewstoday.com

News 24. 2012. The health benefits of rooibos.

news24.com/health 

Pardau, M. D. 2016. UPspace Institutional respiratory: Antioxidant content activity and nitric oxide scavenging ability of Ilex guayusa compared with Camellia sinensis and Aspalathus linearis tea.

repository.up.ac.za

Rooibos Council. 2021. Health facts.

sarooibos.co.za 

Sencha Tea Bar. 2020. 8 Amazing rooibos tea benefits you didn’t know about.

senchateabar.com

The healthy. 2020. 6 Rooibos tea benefits that could make it worth trying.

thehealthy.com

Verywell Health. 2019. The health benefits of Rooibos tea.

verywellhealth.com