What is Chamomile Herbal Tea?
Chamomile, also referred to as Babune ka Phal in Hindi, “has a stellar reputation for healing and with good reason. It is prepared from dried flowers and it brings an oasis of calm and tranquility.
Derived from the Asteraceae family of plants, dried chamomile flowers are used for different herbal and natural remedies and healing poultices. Their most popular form is tea!
The Spanish name for this tea is Manzanilla tea. These plants come in many forms, so chamomile tea found in one part of the world may not be exactly the same as somewhere else, but the fundamental components are quite similar and provide similar effects.
Studies have found that German chamomile flowers tend to have the strongest concentrations of beneficial compounds and nutrients that can be imparted to those who drink this popular tea on a regular basis.
Apart from the pleasant taste and accessibility of chamomile herbal tea, it has been praised over the years for its health benefits. The presence of flavonoids, sesquiterpenes, (often associated with antiseptic, antibacterial, or anti-inflammatory properties) and other powerful antioxidants in this tea have significant effects on the human body.
The beautiful Chamomile flower is native to Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America, and blooms during the early summer months. Chamomile tea contains Chamazulene, an aromatic chemical compound that possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties.
Additional Health Benefits
- Improves Sleep Quality
- Slowing or preventing osteoporosis
- Helping with sleep and relaxation
- Treating cold symptoms
- Cancer treatment and prevention
- Reduces Muscle Spasms and Period Pain
- Reduces Acne
Chamomile tea is a popular variety of tea that is loaded with antioxidants. The top health benefits of chamomile tea include the ability to regulate sleep, aid in digestion, boost immunity, protect the skin, lower stress levels, and soothe menstrual cramps. Due to its anti-inflammatory nature, it also helps assuage diarrhea and bloating.
Chamomile Herbal Hot Tea Recipe
- Chamomile Herbal Tea Leaves: 1/2 teaspoons
- Hot Water: 1-2 cups (piping hot!)
- Lemon wedges or juice: 1 teaspoon equivalent
- Honey or sugar: 2 teaspoons (optional)
Take 1/2 tsp of Chamomile Herbal Tea, for 1 cup preparation.
Once the water is hot put the Chamomile Herbal Tea & close the kettle with the lid.
Pour in a cup after 2-3 minutes.
Enjoy & Energize!
You can also blend two teas depending on your quiz results, ask expert advice!
If you want you can add different essences or whole ingredients like hibiscus flowers, spearmint, vanilla, licorice root (extract), orange zest, rose petals, apple slices, lemon wedges, etc.
These elements take your not-so-interesting chamomile tea to the next level.
Word of Caution: Caution is advised to pregnant and breastfeeding women as excessive consumption of this tea may result in a miscarriage.