How To: Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is generally made from German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis). It is widely available from several famous brands such as Lipton & Twinings but if you’re looking for organic then you’ll have to work really hard.

There are two ways;

1 . You believe all those companies, who claim they’re doing it organic and purchase (online or offline)

2. You grow your own herb! (which is very time consuming unless you are ready to incorporate it into your lifestyle)

Why did I try chamomile tea?

Well. that’s a good question. I heard from several sources in person, online AND on TV that chamomile is highly beneficial for the health! (in every way possible)

1.It is  Antibacterial in nature! So next time you get under common cold, wash it off with Chamomile tea. Of course it won’t work like magic, it’ll only work if you’re regular.

2. It may be responsible for Calming Muscle Spasms – here you have a home remedy for menstrual cramps!

3. Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory properties so it can be used to Treats Cuts and Wounds AND help treat mild acn. (it is also an anti-oxidant which are known to work wonders for skin).

TIP: You can add it to your bath, to help with the acne on your body!

4. It Soothes Stomach Ache – It’s natural so I’d definitely recommend it to any one with an angry & upset stomach or even someone with irritable bowel syndrome!

5.It is very well known to Promote Sleep, which is why I tried it as I always have problems with my sleep. And I would have to say it worked great!

If you are by any chance allergic to plants from the chamomile, celery, ragweed, daisies, marigolds, or chrysanthemums, PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS TEA.
Also, IF you are taking  sedatives (as on rare occasions chamomile is known to cause drowsiness), blood thinners, antiplatelet drugs, aspirin, NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen, and other drugs PLEASE avoid this tea OR consult your doctor before you try it.
Chamomile could also interact with supplements like ginkgo biloba, garlic, saw palmetto, St. Johns wort, and valerian.
 And last but not the least, due to lack of evidence it is not recommended ofr pregnant women or those breastfeeding (just to be on the safer side)

Now that we’ve had a detailed look at the benefits and potential harms of chamomile, let me share my experience of chamomile tea.

I am not very particular about being organic so I just got  the box of Lipton’s chamomile teabags to try them out. Apart from the smell of the flower I absolutely loved everything!

The procedure of making chamomile tea from tea bags is EXTREMELY simple, it’s literally 3 steps.

Step 1: Heat 1 cup water and bring it to a boil

Chamomile tea - Lipton

Step 2: Place the teabag in a cup, pour hot water and cover the cup with a saucer for 5-10 minutes

How to make chamomile tea

Step 3: Add a few drops of lemon and honey/sugar (or anyway you like), sit back and enjoy the delicious cup of tea! (I don’t take sugar in any tea except for black, so I just had it with lemon and it was good without any added sugars too)

sit back & relax!

If you decide to try out the tea, do let me know your opinion in the comment box below & here’s something you might like reading while sipping on that tastefully warm cup of tea!

Dr. AM


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