Chamomile is one of the most widely used flowers for herbal tea. It is a relaxing evening drink that can be enjoyed with or without honey. The tea is brewed from the dried flowers of the chamomile plant, and is reputed to have many health and digestive benefits.
Used as a tea, chamomile is known to relax smooth muscle tissue. In this way, it is useful in such things as calming a nervous stomach and relieving menstrual cramps. The tea is often used to promote relaxation and alleviate stress.
It is used as a mild sedative, and is good for insomnia as well as many other nervous conditions. It is nervine and sedative especially suited to teething children and those who have been in a highly emotional state over a long period of time. Except for the small risk of allergy, Chamomile is also one of the safest herbs to use.
Chamomile flowers are used in alternative medicine as an anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine, stomachic, tonic, vasodilatory. The anti-inflammatory properties make it good for rheumatism, arthritis, and other painful swellings. Additional uses in herbal medicine include an antispasmodic for intestinal and menstrual cramps, relieving gas pains, and a very mild but efficient laxative. Milder tea in large doses is given throughout the day for fevers, sore throats, the aches and pains due to colds, flu, and allergies.
Chamomile tea could help to prepare your mind for a good night's sleep. And, it is very easy to brew a cup of Chamomile Tea.
Wash the flowers with hot water.
Brew the flowers in a teapot or cup with a lip for about 5 minutes.
Strain the flowers.
Add in some honey or rock sugar(Optional).
Chamomile tea benefits have been widely acknowledged and recognized for centuries.
It comes from herb Matricaria recutita, also known as manzanilla. Its flowers and leaves have been brewed for centuries and drank as a fragrant and flavorful tea. Chamomile tea's reputation as a medicinal tea shows little signs of abatement.
Chamomile tea has been regarded as a medicinal cure-all. It had been considered a universal remedy by the ancient Egyptians. Now, researchers in England have found new evidence that the chamomile tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps.
The essential oils and flavonoids found in chamomile flowers have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and swelling of the skin, particularly when applied directly to the skin in a cream or compress.
The essential oil bisabolol may help reduce stomach and menstrual cramps. Bisabolol is found in the German, but not the Roman variety of chamomile.
As a Burn Treatment
Bisabolol oil is added to creams and other oils and applied directly to the skin to speed the healing of burns (including sunburn), cuts and rashes.
Anti-fungal and Anti-bacterial
Chamomile is used as a mouthwash to help kill germs as well as soothe inflamed gums.
The chemical apigenin, found in chamomile flowers, helps to calm the central nervous system. This is perhaps chamomile's biggest claim to fame, as it is commonly recommended as a night-time sleep aid.
The researchers have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a significant increase in urinary levels of hippurate (breakdown products of certain plant-based compounds) and glycine(an amino acid).The presence of those components appear to contribute to the following chamomile tea benefits:
Chamomile tea boosts the immune system and fight infections associated with colds
Chamomile tea relieves muscle spasms and menstrual cramps in women
Chamomile tea relaxes the nerves
Chamomile tea soothes the stomach
Chamomile tea reduces inflammation
Chamomile tea improves liver function
Chamomile tea helps relieve back pain
Chamomile tea helps relieve rheumatism
Levels of both hippurate and glycine remained elevated for up to two weeks after the study participants stopped drinking the tea, indicating that the compounds may remain active for quite some time, according to the researchers.
Don't waste the Chamomile flower tea grounds after drinking!
Have dry eyes? Tired eyes? Itching, burning, throbbing eyes? How about pink eyes? Allergy eye? Are you always on the computer, having to cope with all sorts of eyes issues?
If your eyes are giving you painful, aggravating trouble, here's a simple and quick natural remedy that will bring soothing relief to your eyes!
Step 1: Strain the Chamomile flower. (Don't pour the tea water away and keep it for further usage)
Step 2: Put warm and wet Chamomile flower grounds into a piece of medical gauze, wrap them up softly (make sure the tea grounds are warm but not hot!)
Step 3: Put the warm chamomile flower bag onto your eyes. Apply hot compress For about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Pour the Chamomile flower tea water into a clean washbasin, add in some clean warm water. Wash your eyes with the water after the hot compress step.
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|Chinese Name||洋甘菊(yáng gān jú)|
|Teaware||Glass Pot, Glass(Tumbler), Piao Yi Tea Maker|
|Steeping Instructions||Place herbals into the glass pot→Add hot water→Steep for 3-5 minutes(A candle warmer could be used to achieve better results)|
|Storage||Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
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