What is Chamomile?
Part of the Asteraceae family of plants, which also includes, Echinacea, Sunflowers and Marigold. Chamomile is a plant that has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Used in a variety of products from cosmetics to aromatherapy to beverages. Chamomile has a natural calming effect and its use has been traced back to as far as ancient Egyptian times.
What is Chamomile Tea?
The dried flowers of the Chamomile flower are brewed to make herbal tea. Chamomile contains chemicals called flavonoids. These flavonoids are a type of nutrient present in many plants, and they play a significant role in chamomile’s medicinal effects.
How to make:
Place 1 teaspoon of Mindful Roots Tea Organic Chamomile per 200 – 260 ml (1 cup) of water in a teapot.
Pour freshly boiled water over the flowers and leave to steep between 3 – 7 mins depending on how strong you would like your tea.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea
- Sleep & Relaxation
Put the kettle on before bed and enjoy a cup of chamomile tea to help you unwind. Chamomile contains natural melatonin and due to its natural calming properties, it is said that when taken as a tea, chamomile will help to induce sleep and relaxation and is said to help ease anxiety.
2. PMS & Period Pain
Do you suffer from period pain? Some studies have shown that drinking chamomile tea during the month could reduce muscle spasms and help to alleviate menstrual cramping pain.
Aches and pains? Inflammation is usually caused by the immune system fighting off infection. Chamomile contains chemical compounds that are thought to reduce mild inflammation.
4. Cold & Flu
Next time you are feeling a bit bunged up with the cold or flu reach for a cup of Chamomile tea or use the dried flowers to steam with. It is said that this will help to ease the symptoms. It is also thought to be an immunity booster.
Feeling a bit bloated after your last meal? Reach for your Chamomile tea, the medicinal properties can help to aid your digestion, flatulence and nausea.
People interested in trying chamomile tea should use it as a supplement and not a replacement for their usual medication regimen.
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Hello, I’m Elle a Tea Champion through the UK Tea Academy. I started Mindful Roots Tea as I have a passion for all things tea. I curate delicious, fun, all-natural tea blends that have added wellness benefits.