What is Camomile Tea?
Camomile tea is a staple in many households, and for good reason! With its abundance of benefits for babies and adults, camomile is a reliable herbal tea that can be used to minimise discomforts and stress. The famous tea is made from the dried flowers of the chamomile plant (Matricaria chamomilla or Chamaemelum nobile), used to calm the mind and bodily discomfort.
Why Is Camomile Tea Popular?
For centuries it has been used as a herbal tea and natural remedy, due to its potential health benefits. To better absorb the calming elements of the flower it has been grounded into tea, as many prefer herbal teas to consume nature’s goodness.
The healing properties of camomile have been shared and studied for generations due to it’s abilities to naturally calm digestion issues, sleep and anxiety. The antioxidants in chamomile tea can also contribute to overall immune system support, helping the body fight off infections and illnesses.
Potential Benefits of Camomile Tea as a Herbal Remedy
Camomile is one of the safest teas that is even suitable for babies.
Promotes Relaxation and Sleep
Camomile contains compounds like apigenin, which may have a mild sedative effect, promoting relaxation and helping with sleep. Many people find camomile tea helpful for improving sleep quality and managing insomnia.
Camomile has been traditionally used to alleviate digestive issues, such as indigestion, bloating, and gas. It can also help with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and soothe upset stomachs.
Camomile contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body. This can be beneficial for conditions like arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction
The calming effects of camomile extend beyond just promoting sleep. Some people find that drinking chamomile tea helps reduce stress and anxiety levels, promoting a sense of calm.
Pregnancy, Menstrual & Children Pains
Many expecting mothers drink camomile during pregnancy to help manage gastrointestinal problems. It can help to diffuse tummy cramps, bloating, indigestion and even gastro. Camomile tea may alleviate menstrual cramps and discomfort due to its anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxant properties. It’s less known that camomile tea calms babies and can be helpful for teething babies.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of chamomile may contribute to improved skin health. Some people use camomile tea topically or add it to baths to soothe skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis.
Camomile tea’s anti-inflammatory properties may help relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions like colds and allergies. Its mild aroma may also provide a soothing effect for the throat.
Hilde Hemmes Recipe for Camomile Tea
Camomile Tea is great for Intestinal colic, Flatulence, Restlessness, Nausea, Irritability. Our ingredients include:
- 50 g Camomile
- 50 g Caraway
- 50 g Peppermint
- 50 g Valerian
Measure 1 heaped teaspoonful of the mixed herbs and pour 1 cup of boiling water over them and steep for 3–5 minutes and strain. Drink 2–3 cups a day after meals.
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