The Benefits Of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea: Medicinal Tisane!

Need to unwind from a busy day?

Chamomile tea will soothe your nerves and rest your mind.

Chamomile is one of the oldest garden and the safest medicinal herb. It has a mild honey-flowery aroma, golden yellow hue, and a delicate semi-sweet smooth taste. The name chamomile is derived from the Greek kamai-melon, meaning ground apple.

Chamomile tea is a naturally caffeine-free tisane (herbal tea) and has a comparable amount of health benefits to its cousin, green tea. One of the safest medicinal herbs, chamomile is a soothing, gentle relaxant that has been shown to work for a variety of complaints from stress to menstrual cramps.

Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Best known as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, chamomile also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

Health benefits are:

1. Help induce sleep.
2. Calm nervous stomach and improve digestion.
3. Soothe skin irritations, including sunburn, heat rash and haemorrhoids.
4. Relieve toothache.
5. Improve bronchitis.
6. Help with bladder troubles.
7. Treat eye inflammation and infection
8. Heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease
9. Treat irritable bowel problems and various gastrointestinal complaints
10. Help Regulate menstrual periods.
11. Reduce menstrual cramps
12. Good for the kidneys and spleen health.
13. Help alleviate symptoms of the common cold.
14. Promote relaxation and alleviate stress.
15. Help to expel worms and other parasites.
16. Improve liver function and relieve jaundice.
17. Help prevent gangrene.
18. Relieve back pain.
19. Improve rheumatism.

Chamomile & Cranberry Tea

This unlikely combination is a great after-dinner quaff, as cranberry juice cleanses the palate while chamomile settles the stomach.

Make a one-cup serving for yourself (with one teacup of chamomile and 1/4 cup cranberry juice) or a full teapot to share with family and friends. This after-dinner "'drink" will surely become a habit in your house!

Makes 4 servings

-4 chamomile teabags
-4 cups boiling water
-1 cup cranberry juice cocktail, at room temperature
- Sugar to taste

Steep the teabags in the boiling water in a teapot, for 8 minutes. Discard the teabags and add the cranberry juice. Stir and serve immediately in teacups.

Add sugar to taste.

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About The Author, Uma Mays
I have been working as an IT project manager for the last 10 years and I have recently given that up to spend more time with my young family. To that end I have started an online tea shop called Teaworld (http://www.teaworld.co.uk/chamomile-teas.php), promoting and selling quality speciality tea.