Hunza tea is one type of herbal tea. It’s origin is from hunza valley in extremely northern part of Pakistan.
Why are hunza people called healthy people?
The average life span of a person from hunza is 100 among men and 120 among women. some of them live up to 160 years also. They live up to to 160 years with a good health.
Their immunity levels are too high. They are practically never affected by chronic diseases. Hunza people are active and healthy in their old age also.
These two qualities of hunza people make them healthy people and the place can be considered as the paradise on the earth.
What makes the hunza people healthy ?
Hunza people are considered to be the healthy people with their food habits and other factors which include,
1. consumption of healthy organic food:
The extreme climatic conditions in hunza valley lead to the growth of apricots, apples, walnuts, cherry, grapes and almonds. Their major crops consist of, wheat, potato, maize, barley, millet and vegetables accordingly.
2. plenty of fresh air:
The place is remote from other places and is less polluted which indirectly lead it to consist fresh atmosphere. The higher position of the place from the sea level, makes it surrounded with the fresh air. The water here is also fresh as the hunza river as formed by the confluence of Chapursan and Khunjerab gorges and these are fed by glaciers.
3. regular exercise:
Physical exercise added to the environmental factors leading to good health results in a healthy lifestyle. Their regular jobs were so strenuous, makes them work which involving physical activities.
Gift from hunza valley(Hunza tea):
As we are not staying in hunza valley, we cannot be surrounded by fresh environment as of there or cannot have organic food as they have. The only thing we can do is adopt some good habits from them.
- We can take them as inspiration, and practice regular exercise.
- The other thing we can learn from them is to have hunza tea daily.
Hunza tea, the recipe that can be said as the gift from hunza valley to the rest of world; can replace the morning coffee or tea.
Hunza tea ingredients:
So, here are the required ingredients along with the quantities for the preparation of hunza tea.
Ingredients required to prepare hunza tea for two persons is provided below.
- Basil (Tulsi) – 12 leaves
- Mint (Pudhina) – 12 leaves
- Cardamom (Elachi) – 2
- Cinnamon (Dalcheen) – 1 gm
- Yashti – 0.5 gm
- Ginger – 15 gm
- Jaggery – 20 gm
- Water – 200 ml
Basil is commonly known as tulsi in India and is mostly cultivated in southeastern part of Asia. It is considered auspicious for its medicinal qualities.
These are natural flavouring agents can be used in many dishes to give them good taste. It acts as cooling agent in Hunza tea recipe.
It is one of the herbal spice that gives a good essence to the sweet. It also has much importance in health benefiting.
It is a sweet spice extracted from inner bark of several tree species of genes cinnamomum. It is very rich in calcium and iron as well.
It is available in the form of stem and has medicinal values like protecting us from sore throat, cough, gastric problems and diabetes. It is sweet in taste as the name indicates.
It is a flowering plant in which we use the root of the plant, ginger root.
It is the non-centrifugal cane sugar. Which is considered as better one over sugar in daily usage.
Hunza tea preparation:
- Take a bowl and fill it with 200 ml of water and place it on stove.
- Add jaggery.
- Grind cinnamon, cardamom and Madhuyashti in above provided quantities by making it powder(Not so fine powder).
- Grind the basil and mint leaves and ginger with stone and add.
- Boil these water for 10 min.
- Filter the boiled solution and now the hunza tea is ready.
Benefits of taking hunza tea:
- Consumption of hunza tea regulates your digestive system and boosts your hunger.
- It aids in clear throat keeping you away from sinus problems.
- Prevents diabetes.
- Prevents arthritis.
- Helps in boosting your blood platelets.
Real time experience of its benefits:
- Hunza tea consumption helped in treating dengue.
When my family member was affected with fever and blood sample tested resulted a positive for dengue.
Before consuming hunza tea:
The platelet count was around 80,000 which is very less than the standard platelet count(150,000 – 450,000 platelets per micro liter of blood).
After consuming hunza tea for one whole day on 3 hours interval basis:
The platelet count has drastically increased to 140,000 almost the standard count. The treatment also included some medicines. But the thing you can avoid by taking hunza tea is platelet transfusion(which is actually thought as only cure for dengue).