Chamomile has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. It’s probably best known as chamomile tea, which is great for calming an upset stomach or helping for sleep. But there’s a lot more to chamomile than you’re probably aware.
What Is Chamomile?
Chamomile is a herb that originates from a blooming plant in the daisy family. Both new and dried blossoms can be used in chamomile tea, and can work on a variety of wellbeing issues. The key oil in chamomile that makes a difference is known as bisabolol, which has various calming and microbial properties. The flower resembles a daisy with white petal and yellow circle florets.
How to Make Chamomile Tea?
Chamomile tea is easy to make. A simple tea recipe is:
- Heat up 10 ounces of water.
- Measure 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile or 4 tablespoons of crisp chamomile for every 10 ounces of water. Make sure you pack the chamomile into the measuring spoon.
- Once the water comes to a boil, pour it into a teapot and then place the chamomile blossoms into the water and allow the tea to steep for five minutes.
- Using a strainer, pour the water into your mug and enjoy.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea
There are a multitude of benefits to chamomile tea. Beyond its wonderful aroma, chamomile tea offers many medical and beauty advantages.
- Soothes Your Stomach: Chamomile is wonderful at soothing an upset stomach. It can even relax your muscles and help with poor digestion and if you’re suffering from IBS.
- Treats Wounds: The Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians used Chamomile tea as a salve for wounds to help expedite healing. A recent study found that rats given chamomile-flavored water healed faster.
- Antibacterial: Drinking chamomile tea can help to prevent and treat colds while protecting against bacterial-related illnesses and infections.
- Promotes Sleep: Chamomile tea helps to soothe the nervous system so that you can sleep better. It has been used as a solution for insomnia for centuries. (PS. Rose is another fantastic ingredient for calming the body and promoting sleep, found in Happy Tea & Anti-C Tea)
- Promotes Healthy Skin: Since chamomile is both anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, it helps to clear up skin irritations such as eczema, acne, and allergies.
- Cancer Fighting: Research into chamomile’s effect on cancer is still ongoing, but studies have found that it can help reduce cancerous cells.
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