The story of this herb goes back for thousands of years, into the depths of Ancient Vedic culture, when old tribes, who lived on hills of the lower Ural Mountains, by the Coast of Kara Sea, discovered the healing properties of this incredible plant. Through the ages, “Ivan Chai” became an everyday drink of Ancient Tartariya and an important part of the Russian culture.
When land is devastated by fire, this plant comes first, healing the ground and preparing the conditions for future settlement of other plants. It’s a true healer and caregiver of the land. “Ivan Chai” is not only a delicious drink that can be drunk at any time of the day, every day, but also a source of well being. Entire books have been written about the benefits of this plant. This herb not only has an pleasant aroma and thirst-quenching abilities, but also has many natural benefits.
“Ivan Chai” is a very soft and non-addictive herb. At the same time, regular consumption of this amazing herb helps to raises the energy, rejuvenate the body, lower fatigue, and improve endurance. It has no caffeine, taurine, purine, oxalic acid or uric acid – the main damaging components of regular teas (which adversely affect the metabolism and brain functions, are very harmful to the human digestion system, and can lead to the development of kidney stones).
It has a very high DNA protein number, which, in biology, indicates anti-inflammatory properties of a substance. This number gets even higher when the leaves are crushed and fermented properly.
Benefits of “Ivan Chai”:
The unique composition of the micro-elements determines the natural benefits of “Ivan Chai”. This is a mild laxative, emollient, enveloping, wound healing, analgesic, antispasmodic effect.
It is scientifically proven that “Ivan Chai” has highest anti-inflammatory index among the commonly known plants, due to the very rich content of flavonoids, tannins, carotenoids, vitamin C, organic acids, triterpenoids, etc.
“Ivan Chai” helps gently normalize bowel activity. Thanks to the high content of tannins and vitamin C, it can be very useful in case of digestion diseases like gastric ulcers, gastritis, colitis, enterocolitis, dysentery, diarrhea and flatulence. For centuries, preparations of “Ivan Chai” are used to ease gastritis with high acidity, colic, gastric ulcer, and duodenal ulcer. Unique combination of bioflavanoids in this plant, gently assists in the normalization of metabolism (especially lipid and carbohydrate metabolic processes), which can be helpful for those suffering from diabetes and obesity.
“Ivan Chai” is a great natural way to stay away from prostatitis and adenoma. It helps to extend the life of the “second heart” – the prostate gland, by gently optimizing testosterone level, and promoting better erectile function. No wonder “Ivan Chai” is called a “Male Grass.” For example, on of the most famous “Ivan Chai” researchers, Professor Badmayev P.A., became a father at hundred year’s old, living to be one hundred and ten!
When applied topically in the form of compresses (made up of fresh crushed leaves), “Ivan Chai” is commonly used for healing wounds, bruises, frostbite, and pain in the joints. In traditional medicine, tinctures of this herb are taken for headaches, insomnia, and inflammation of the ear, nose, and throat. Also commonly used to ease any genital inflammatory diseases in men and women.
This amazing plant slows down early skin aging, making it supple and elastic. All this thanks to substances that stimulate the collagen synthesis of natural processes (phytosterols, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, carotenoids and organic acid of copper). It is also quite effective at strengthening hair roots.
“Ivan Chai” is recommended for infants at the time of teething. With superb anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, it greatly eases and facilitates this difficult process. According to dentists, “Ivan Chai” improves the condition of the oral mucous, which acts as a good prevention of cavities and gum diseases.
Consumption of “Ivan Chai” is very appropriate for pregnant (except last 3 months) and lactating women, and it’s safe even for infants, because of its beneficial properties and no side effects.
“Ivan Chai” does not stain the tooth enamel, and indeed its much tastier than Indian or Ceylon teas!
To sum up, when used consistently, “Ivan Chai” is used as supporting herb in case of:*
- Disturbances in the nervous system – neuroses, alcoholic psychosis, hysteria, depression, epilepsy, increased psycho-emotional pressure and chronic stress
- Alcoholism and as a relief for hangovers
- Constant tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamin deficiency (especially vitamin C, B, K)
- Endocrine disorders in women of various origins (menstrual problems, uterine bleeding, menopause, premenstrual syndrome)
- As a supportive herb in cancer therapy
- When treating blood disorders, like leukemia and lymphogranuloma
- Intestinal dysfunctions, gastritis, ulcers, enterocolitis, colitis, and pancreatitis
- Urinary system inflammatory diseases in men (prostate adenoma and prostatitis)
- Infertility, regardless of gender
- Female diseases – removes pain and inflammation, reduce bleeding, and relieves painful menstrual syndrome
- High blood pressure of various origins
- Urolithiasis, including inflammation and lesions in the bladder and kidneys
- Problems in the respiratory system: tracheitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pulmonary tuberculosis
- Spleen dysfunction
- Inflammatory diseases of the skin
- Heavy body intoxication (perfect as a detox agent)
- Acidic blood (alkalizes blood and thereby restores power with all sorts of exhaustion)
- Lactation issues (improves lactation, prolongs breastfeeding, thereby improving the health of babies)
- Viral infections and allergies
- Weak hair roots
- Water and electrolyte imbalance
- Sleep problems
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
“Ivan Chai” in official medicine:
Pyatigorsk State Technological University in conjunction with the Natural Sciences conducted research the plant “Ivan Chai”, which grows in the territory of Russia. The research was founded on the basis of the expectation of new products that enhance the immune system and balance a number of components needed by the body.
Based on the data of the Moscow Medical Academy, the high-molecular compound, Hinerol, found in “Ivan Chai” exhibits anti-tumor activity, which has a relatively low toxicity and a wide range of positive effects on tumors. Research also found that “Ivan Chai” contains dimeric and oligomeric tannins, which have low toxicity and high molecular weight, and exhibit an “interest” in relation to cancer cells.
“Ivan Chai” was also thoroughly examined at the St. Petersburg Institute of Neurology, and researchers came to the following conclusions: “Ivan Chai is a great supportive herb, in the treatment of various forms of neuroses and neurosis-like states, and in post-traumatic stress disorder. Its use helps in avoiding the risk of substance abuse in stressful situations, reducing anxiety, depressive disorders, and stress. “Ivan Chai” also helps to reduce alcohol consumption” @ST.PIN.
In the cardiology “Ivan Chai” is used in cardio neurosis cases, due to the rich content of the flavonoid giperozid , which normalizes blood pressure.
Gathering of Ivan Chai
The most potent “Ivan Chai” is collected at the peak of flowering in June and July, in the first quarter of the moon, from sunrise until noon. For more potency, before drying, it is usually fermented by breaking down the green mass and spreading into a thin layer in the shade, in well ventilated areas. After that it’s stored for a couple of weeks, for final drying. Usual shelf life of fermented “Ivan Chai” is 2 – 3 years.
The process of fermentation used in the production of “Ivan Chai”, significantly strengthens harmonizing properties of the plant, improving taste and aroma.
“Ivan Chai” contains 16! amino acids (6 essential) and a unique range of micro elements; no other plant can demonstrate such rich mineral content! It contains a significant amount of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, lithium, etc. A high content of trace elements that stimulate hematopoiesis (iron, copper, manganese) and helps fight anemia and metabolic disorders, enhancing the protective functions of the body.
3.3 OZ (100 grams) of “Ivan Chai” leaves contain about 400 mg. of Ascorbic acid (10 times more than lemons)!
With high amounts of magnesium, B vitamins, and flavonoids, it is an effective non-synthetic soft sedative, which normalizes the psycho-emotional state. It reduces nervousness, anxiety, relieves headaches, and normalizes sleep.
“Ivan Chai” contains up to 20% of tannins of the pirogallic group, mucus, pectin, carotene, and more. These natural bioflavonoids able to enhance and restore the whole digestive system, eliminate constipation, heartburn, and goiter, by providing complex enveloping, anti-inflammatory and restorative effects. This plant also has an astringent and homeostatic effect. It helps to sooth the pain, and even ease cramps.
The reparative (ie, wound healing) effect is achieved due to the presence of chlorophyll, tannin mixture, and carotenoids, which promote granulation and epithelialization of lesions on the skin.
Gradual analgesic effects of “Ivan Chai” is due to presence of alkaloids, mucus, flavonoids, and magnesium.
Flavonoids and pectin are natural adsorbents in “Ivan Chai”, which create an antispasmodic and diuretic effect, and purify the body from toxic elements and heavy metals.
It contains a small amount of alkaloids (in small amounts these substances possess remarkable healing properties, can improve metabolism, blood circulation, nervous system function, and relieve pain).
It also contains chlorophyll (green plant pigment that absorbs light energy), which promotes overall rejuvination of the human cells, and improves metabolism.
“Ivan Chai” roots are rich in starch (carbohydrate reserve of plants), polysaccharides (those carbohydrates involved in immune responses), organic acids (involved in biochemical reactions), and plays an important role in the maintenance of acid-base balance.
Contains essential oils, therefore it retains its medicinal and aromatic properties for at least 72 hours after brewing.
3.3 OZ (100 grams) of “Ivan Chai” contains:
Vitamin A (RE) – 180 mcg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0,033 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – 0.137 mg
Vitamin B3 (pantothenic) – 1,356 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – 0.632 mg
Vitamin B9 (folic) – 112 mcg
Vitamin C – 400 mg
Vitamin PP (niacin equivalents) – 4,674 mg
Potassium – 494 mg
Calcium – 362 mg
Magnesium – 156 mg
Sodium – 34 mg
Phosphorus – 108 mg
Manganese – 16 mg
Boron – 6 mg
Zinc – 2.66 mg
Iron – 23 mg
Nickel – 1.3 mg
Titan – 1.3 mg
Copper – 320 mcg
Selenium – 0.9 mcg
Molybdenum – 0.44 mg
Carotene – 3,16 mg
Rutin – 16 mg
Total – 103 kcal
Protein – 25 kcal
Fat – 33 kcal
Carbohydrates – 46 kcal
Calories – 103 kcal
Protein – 20%
Fats – 2.75 g
Carbohydrates – 8.62 g
Dietary fiber – 10.6 g
Ash – 2.54 g
Water – 70.78 g
The “Ivan Chai” seeds contain up to 45% fatty oils.