Chai 101 - Spices Against Stress


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Feeling a bit on edge? Chai can help with that.

Uncertainty and gloomy weather conspires to create the perfect storm for many of us. Thankfully, there is a growing number of studies suggesting that some spices have anti-depressive properties. You can find some of these spices in our Prana Chai blends:


Cinnamon has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It's warming, stimulating and helps to clear your mind, calm your nervous system so the body can relax, can help reduce stress and keeps you grounded. 

While our Prana Chai blends include cinnamon, you can also use cinnamon candles, cinnamon oils - or just enjoy a cup of chai with an extra cinnamon stick! 


Cloves are extremely rich in antioxidants.  A powerful bacteria defeater due to potent antimicrobial properties, cloves are also a great way to strengthen your oral health.Due to its stimulating properties, clove oil can help to reduce fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety and stress. 


Often used to treat anxiety, ginger is a wonderful antioxidant that is said to balance the hormones we produce in our bodies when we are stressed. When stressed, our bodies can often experience indigestion: ginger is a great way to calm this effect and keep you healthy.


One of the best spices to include in your diet for overall health and wellness. Turmeric has been used for healing for thousands of years in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Packed with a substance called Curcumin which can reduce stress and anxiety. It is known to be a wonderful anti-inflammatory- it is said to help reduce inflammation in the brain, thus reducing the mental symptoms such as anxiety.

Seasoning your food or drinking tea with these spices is a great way to incorporate these spices into your life. Not only does our chai taste amazing but it can also make your mood and mind better! What’s not to love about Prana Chai!