What Are The Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea ? It Is Delicious and…

 

…it is well-known as a bedtime herbal tea ! The benefits of drinking chamomile tea are multiple and it has been used for centuries from people all around the world. Chamomile tea helps with insomnia, anxiety. Gently sedative, relaxant, it is also digestive and anti-inflammatory. It is good to calm stomach aches.

Add chamomile tea in your diet when you feel restless, before bed, or to ease an upset stomach. In folklore, this little plant restore strength, hope and confidence … who doesn’t need that nowadays…!

Here is a detailed list of the benefits of drinking chamomile tea and other traditional uses…

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What Are The Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea
BENEFITS OF DRINKING CHAMOMILE TEA

Germans consume a lot of chamomile and they call it alles zutraut which means “capable of anything”. Recent studies have shown that chamomile is good to fight candida albicans and staphylocoques and that it boosts the immune system.

Chamomile tea is delightful as a single herb tea or in soothing blends. The smell of chamomile is reminiscent of the apple scent and it is a very gentle tea to consume with also gentle healing properties.

It has anti-inflammatory, digestive, relaxant, sedative, antibacterial, antispasmodic and antiallergenic properties.

Therefore, chamomile tea is a wonderful infusion to ease :

  • Insomnia

  • Fever

  • Panic attacks

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive problems

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Gastrointestinal spasms

  • Arthritis

  • Migraine and headache

  • Muscle relaxant

  • Motion sickness

The antispasmodic nature of chamomile makes it perfect to ease digestive problems, menstrual cramps and the anti-inflammatory properties can help ease arthritis.

For best result and quality, insure to buy organic chamomile and avoid powdered formulas. The flowerhead is the medicinal part of the plant that you want in your tea. A good way to make sure to have the flowerhead is to buy loose Organic Chamomile Flower Whole.

SAFETY

Chamomile can cause allergic reactions for people allergic to plants from the Asteraceae  family or pollen and ragweed. Be careful if suffering from asthma or hay fever. Can be contraindicated with some medication. Do not use in pregnancy. Always reach out for medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

HOW TO BREW CHAMOMILE TEA

Very simple !

You can use Organic Chamomile Flower Whole or a Chamomile Tea Bags Organic. Simply boil some water, and put a teaspoon or less of loose blossoms or one teabag in a cup. After the water has boiled, let it cool just a little before pouring on the tea. Let the tea steep for 5 minutes with a lid… or longer, and strain.

Make sure to put a lid to prevent medicinal properties to evaporate.

You can add some delicious local honey. The smell is incredibly soothing… and the taste, so relaxing. Enjoy !

If you are using fresh chamomile, you can use only 1 to 3 flowers for a cup. Too strong of a chamomile tea may induce vomiting.

OTHER USES

The filtered tea can be used as a skin wash and to lighten blond hair. Many skin products and shampoo use chamomile for its scent and properties.

A compress of chamomile can be made to treat skin irritations or a cold infusion as a mouth wash to ease oral inflammation or gingivitis.

You can take a chamomile bath (leaves and flowers) or foot bath when feeling agitated.

You can find muslin bags here in which you put dried chamomile and infuse your bath…. ! That’s a great relief after a stressful day.

What Are The Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea

THE PLANT

Daisy-like flower, Chamomile is from the Asteraceae Family. There are two main types of Chamomile used for tea, German chamomile, Matricaria recutita and Roman chamomile, chamaemelum nobile. Chamomile tea is made with the chamomile blossoms infused in hot water.

WHERE TO BUY CHAMOMILE TEA

When drinking herbal tea, always look for the organic certification of the tea. You can find chamomile tea at your local grocery store or pharmacy as it is very common. I would suggest that you read carefully the ingredients to make sure it contains only chamomile and no artificial flavours.

I like to get loose chamomile flowers for my teas, like the one from Frontier Co-op or from Starwest Botanicals Organic.


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GROW YOUR OWN CHAMOMILE !

It is actually so simple to grow chamomile if you have even a small garden at home. It was originally from Europe but is now on all continents.

Get your own seeds !  I have had a plant of chamomile for 3 years now in my backyard, and every summer, plenty of smaller plants grow around it. You just pick the flowerheads and put them in your tea !

To dry them, pick them at their peak of bloom on a sunny day and dry them on a mesh or in a dehydrator. A single home-dried flower has more flavour than a bag of commercial tea !

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Here is a very nice video about harvesting chamomile :

What is your favorite bedtime tea, do you have a favorite blend ? Leave a comment !

 

 

 

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14 Replies to “What Are The Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea ? It Is Delicious and…”

  1. Hello and thanks for sharing, this is a pretty amazing post on chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is so beneficial to our bodies beside give that soothing relaxing feel and it can also help to bring healing to our bodies.

    My wife and son love chamomile tea. So for anyone who is looking for a Tea that has so many great benefits, chamomile tea makes a great choice. Thanks again for sharing. Your post is well detailed and your viewers will love this information.

  2. I am a tea lover, and this is my socond favorite (only second to peppermint). This is my go to tea every day after work. Some people have a glass of wine to relax, but I drink chamomile tea. Great information!

  3. I am normally just a drinker of green tea because of the health benefits but after reading this article i will defiantly consider chamomile tea, thanks for the fab article.

    1. Green tea is really good, I love it in the morning or a nice black tea, but it is also good not to always drink the same infusions and try different flavors, just like anything ! Thanks for your comment !

  4. Great post. Didn’t know about this tea, but the benefits sure caught my attention. I normally get stomach aches and feel restless at night, this seems perfect for me. Can it be drank in the morning too?

    1. Chamomile is good for bedtime, because of its mild sedative effects, I would not recommend it in the morning. You can make a nice freshly sliced ginger tea with some lemon to start the day ! Thanks for visiting !

  5. As someone who suffers from insomnia I remember when I tried chamomile tea with honey at a hotel and I felt so relaxed that I fell asleep with no issues! I’ve been a fan ever since! Great article! Really informative 🙂

    1. It’s really amazing how relaxing it is. Suffering from insomnia myself at times, this tea just work wonders for falling asleep while being very gentle. Thanks for dropping by !

  6. Gosh…. I felt sooooo relax visiting your site! nice visuals & great info.
    I personally love ginger a lot… can you share something regarding ginger tea?
    thanks!!!

    1. Hi Rachel ! I’m working on a ginger post and a lemon balm post right now… it’s coming soon ! I also really love ginger tea, I drink it almost everyday in the winter and it is so simple to make. Thanks for visiting ! See you again !

  7. Great information….. I often struggle to sleep and maybe this is the answer. Do you know if it is safe to use with antidepressants as you said it can effect so medication? Definitely need to look into this more to see if this is my answer to sleepless nights and tired days 🙂

    1. I am not qualified to tell you which medication may interact, I highly recommend that you ask your doctor. Chamomile can be very beneficial for symptoms of anxiety and depression as it has antidepressant properties. You can look on this site as a reference for drug interaction with chamomile. and ask a doctor. Thanks for visiting Danielle.

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