Hello! Having a stressful day? Sip some Chamomile tisane!
Savoury iced or hot, chamomile tea is the perfect drink for reducing stress. This golden herb is a favorite for promoting calm and relieving anxiety.
Chamomile is one of the most widely consumed herbal teas in the world. Chamomile tea has been used for centuries dating back to the Egyptians. It is known for its ability to induce a feeling of relaxation and relieve stress. Because chamomile is stress-relieving it also relieves muscle tension and anxiety.
The Plant Called Chamomile?
Chamomile is a small flowering annual herb in the daisy family. It can be brewed from fresh or dried flowers. It’s gentle yet effective. Aside from being a natural sedative, it is also an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial.
You might be thinking that you’ve had chamomile tea before and never experienced any of these things. If that’s the case, there are reasons for this. You probably didn’t buy fresh chamomile, but rather chamomile from a supermarket branded tea in teabags.
Chamomile Tea is Caffeine Free
Chamomile tea does not contain caffeine at all. Chamomile is an herb and the tea made from chamomile is called a tisane.
All herbal teas are called tisanes, because they are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant. But they fit under the umbrella of tea as they are an infused beverage.
Nutrition Facts of Chamomile Tea
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Whole Chamomile Flower Is The Real Deal, Not the Fannings.
Look for tea made from the whole chamomile flower. You can clearly see the difference between a teabag with chamomile flower fannings and whole chamomile flowers.
How to Spot Real Chamomile Tea
There are different grades of chamomile and all store-bought chamomile is not the same. The flowers don’t fit well into a flat tea bag so buying loose chamomile is better. If you are buying in tea bags, you want more of the white petals than the sticks and stems. Open them up and take a look inside.
You can try and open the tea bag, you will be suprised that it contains not even find a single chamomile flower. Most of these are just the dust and fannings of the real thing and have been sitting in a warehouse and on store shelves for months or even years.
The key to getting the desired effects from your chamomile tea is to buy real chamomile, including the whole flowers, and to buy it fresh. Find and buy high-quality herbal chamomile tea. Higher grade chamomile will have a taste reminiscent of apple or honey.
Making The Magical Chamomile Tea
The best herbal tea is made fresh from whole chamomile flowers. This Chamomile Tea with Honey recipe is very easy to prepare. You can leave out the honey if you want. It will still be a delicious chamomile tea.
24 ounces water
4 Tbsp Chamomile flower dried
½ tsp Pure vanilla extract
1 tsp Local Natural Raw Wildflower Honey
½ tsp mint or 2 leaves fresh mint
Bring filtered water to boil.
Add Chamomile flower and steep 10 minutes.
Add vanilla extract, honey, and mint.
Strain into heat resistant pitcher.
Add enough ice to bring to 32 ounces.
Serve, enjoy and relax!
Chamomile Tea Benefits
Best Remedy for a Relaxing Sleep: Chamomile is a daisy-like plant that is often used in herb infusions to help induce sleep. Sometimes the stress and strain of daily life will cause you to have difficulty falling asleep at night. Chamomile tea makes the perfect nightcap to help you fall asleep.
Hyperactivity: If you have a hyperactive child, you may want to try some chamomile tea to calm them down and get them to relax a little.
Chamomile is safe to give to children as long as they don’t suffer from hay fever allergies. People with specific allergies to ragweed, asters, and chrysanthemum may also be allergic to chamomile.
Spearmint, chamomile, lavender and lemon balm are all plants that are very effective in calming and relaxing the nervous system and brain. Lavender baths before bedtime really work.
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