Chamomile tea has long been used as a traditional folk remedy and is known as a popular herbal drink which can help in the wide range of health issues. It is made from dried chamomile flowers. This tea can aid with sleep and promote relaxation. It is an early spring or winter drink. Chamomile tea has been proven effective when you feel itching or tingling in your eyes, or if your eyes are red and watery even when you are suffering from sleeplessness or anxiety.
Let’s dive deep into the Chamomile natural homemade remedy and how it can benefit the human body!
Chamomile tea is an herbal infusion made by the dried chamomile flowers and majorly it is caffeine-free. It is a small white flower with a mustard-yellow center which looks like a daisy. Though there are many varieties of chamomile flowers but only two are used for making tea - German and Roman Chamomile. It has been popular since ancient times due to its soothing properties to aid in relaxation so its common ingredients in tea blends which help you sleep. Chamomile is thus effective in cleaning the eyelids in no time. It removes the itching and irritation present in the eyes layer.
Nowadays, researchers are increasingly working on the methods how chamomile tea can help the person deal with serious illness including cancer and diabetes. So far, the results are promising. However, the potency of chamomile teas varies, with some containing fewer chamomiles than others. So, the more potent teas can risk to the side effects in people who are vulnerable to them. The chemical named flavonoids are present in the chamomile plant which plays the significant role in its medicinal properties.
But what are the benefits of chamomile tea?
The exposure to cold and bad weather directly effects the skin adding to irritating day and result in face acnes and irritated eyes. In the early studies of 1987, it has been shown that chamomile extracting directed to the acnes or wounds assisted healing. There are various chamomile ointments used to help with eczema and mild inflammatory skin conditions.
It is widely used to help people sleep and relax. There are three main widely chamomile species used specifically for this purpose, that is, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Moroccan Chamomile. It has also observed in a study that the ability of chamomile tea to reduce anxiety is promising.
In various studies it has been observed clearly that drinking chamomile tea reduces the menstrual cramps. Also, lessen the anxiety and distress women experience in association with the period pain.
Though it has been not proven yet but the anecdotal evidence and some studies shows that inhaling steam from the chamomile extract can help you treat some of the cold symptoms.
The chamomile tea helps to lower the blood sugar in the diabetic patients. Researchers say that it is a viable substitute for diabetes medications.
Studies shows that chamomile tea may target the cancer cells or even prevent those cells from developing in the first place. However, research is not yet complete, there is more proof needed to make sure how it prevents cancer.
So, we have told you a lot about the chamomile tea and its benefits, now let’s look at how to make a perfect of chamomile tea?Well, below are recipes for both hot and cold chamomile tea.
Hot Chamomile Tea
Step 1: Boil water - use filtered water for best taste if possible, pour it into kettle and set the temperature to 208℉ for chamomile tea, which is a bit under a full boil. Always add extra cup extra water for boiling.
Step 2: Add the chamomile tea leaves to a tea pot and pour some water, swirl it around. Discard the water.
Step 3: Now add some hot water and Cover the tea pot and let it steep for 5 minutes. Herbal teas like chamomile tea won’t get bitter when it oversteeps so don’t get fussy if it is more than 5 minutes.
Step 4: Now strain the chamomile leaves and pour that hot water into the cup
Step 5: Add sugar or honey, according to your taste. Your cup of hot chamomile tea is ready for a sip!
Cold Chamomile Tea
Step1: Put the chamomile leaves, add some filtered water. Put it in a room or cold temperature in a pitcher or glass container, it is preferable if you use a cold brew maker.
Step 2:Cover the pitcher and put it into refrigerator for 12-24 hours, so you can see adding ice cubes is optional here. If you are looking for instantly cold brew chamomile tea then use ice cubes.
Step 3: Now strain out the chamomile leaves. Your chamomile tea is ready.
Step 4: Add sugar or honey, according to your taste.
See, how easy it is, even simpler than making green or black tea. Chamomile tea is used as a supplement to the medical remedies. Drinking chamomile tea regularly, that is, 1-2 cups daily, it is possible to see incremental health improvements. However, it is less heard. Well, we have our special chamomile tea made by Teaflakes experts, especially for the people who are interested in trying chamomile tea and also for those who are chamomile-lover. Enjoy the cup of chamomile tea, there is always a time to develop a taste!
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