Kashmiri Kahwa is basically green tea spiced up with various delectable spices such as cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, and saffron. It is an integral part of Kashmiri cuisine and also of several neighboring areas.
Kahwa drinkers say that it has an aroma that cannot be compared to any other drink. Sometimes, first timers may not like the flavor, but it is said that like some of the best things in the world, Kahwa is an acquired taste for some.
However, whether you decide for a long-term relationship with Kahwa or just want to take your time to decide whether it is your kind of drink, there is no denying the fact that it comes packed with so many health benefits that you would want to drink it everyday. Let’s take a look at what makes Kashmiri Kahwa one of the best drinks for your body:
Antioxidants: The basic ingredient of Kahwa – green tea – is a storehouse of antioxidants that combat free radicals. Free radicals have the potential to cause heart diseases.
Relieves Acidity: Cardamom, an essential ingredient of Kahwa, has oils that strengthen the mucosal lining of the stomach. It also increases the amount of saliva that your mouth produces. Hence, it is a perfect drink in case of acidity.
Alleviates Depression: Both saffron and green tea have the effect of releasing happy hormones, like serotonin, in the body. This is why Kahwa is always served to guests in traditional Kashmiri households; it cheers up the spirits.
Help in Respiratory Illnesses: Kahwa helps in respiratory issues by improving the flow of blood within lungs.
Aids Detoxification: Green tea and cardamom are active diuretics, which increase the activity of the kidneys, helping you flush toxins out of your body.
Makes You Smart: Not only green tea keeps the brain active and sharp in the short term, it also prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in old age.
Burns Fat: Kahwa is a good drink to have if you are trying to lose weight. Its ingredients keep you from feeling hungry often and thus are a good way to stay off calories.
Lowers Cancer Risk: Both green tea and saffron are active fighters of oxidation, and thus, they prevent uncontrolled growth of cells, which causes cancer.
Dental Health: The aromatic beverage fights dental bacteria and gives you a fresh breath.
Aphrodisiacal Properties: There’s nothing better than a cup of Kahwa tea for a romantic evening to get things going for the night.