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Herbs for Digestion: Melanie’s Chai

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<strong>Melanie’s Chai<br />
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Makes 2 1/2 cups</p>
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<em>Chai is a traditional drink throughout the Middle and Far East. The flavors and ingredients vary widely, and some recipes include black tea. This is a decaffeinated version specifically formulated to improve digestion. (See page 24 for more about the history of chai.)</em>
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<p>• 2 cups water<br />
• 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger<br />
• 2 cinnamon sticks<br />
• 3 to 4 whole peppercorns<br />
• 8 to 10 cardamom pods<br />
• 1/2 cup milk (or use almond, soy, or oat milk)<br />
• Nutmeg powder and honey to taste</p>
<p>1. In a medium-sized saucepan with a lid, combine the water, ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom pods. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.<br />
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2.Add the milk and simmer an additional 10 minutes.<br />
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3. Strain into mugs, sprinkle ­nutmeg on top, and sweeten with honey, if desired.</p>
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<em>Christopher Hobbs’s case studies are gleaned from his thirty years of studying and practicing herbalism. Hobbs, a fourth-generation botanist and herbalist, is an Herbs for Health Editorial Advisory Board member and licensed acupuncturist. He is the author of St. John’s wort: The Mood Enhancing Herb, (Botanica, 1997), Stress and Natural Healing, (Botanica, 1997), and many other books.<br />
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  • Published on Jul 8, 2010
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