Chamomile, a small white and yellow flower, is one of our oldest garden herbs. The flower is often used as a herbal tea. The herb is known to promote healing of wounds, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it has a calming effect.
How to use chamomile tea
- There are many reasons to drink naturally caffeine-free chamomile tea. Here are some of them:
- It has a relaxing effect on the intestine and is effective on cramps, constipation and motion sickness.
- It has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect in cases of irritable bowel syndrome
- It helps you to relax if you are stresses or unbalanced.
- It treats insomnia.
- It relieves cough and sore throat.
It also has other scopes of use, such as:
- Rinse your hair with the tea to make your blond hair shine.
- Use as month wash to relieve sore gums and oral inflammation.
- Dab on your skin to treat skin inflammation, wounds and burns.
- Add to your bath to calm irritated skin.
Chamomile and babies
Chamomile tea is so gentle it can be given directly to the baby, as a mixture of 50% tea and 50% water. As breastfeeding mother you can also drink it yourself then it will benefit both you and the baby.
The tea is a great to help the baby relax and fall asleep. It also relieves the common baby cramps.
The calming effect on the body in combination with the relaxing effect on the intestine makes it very good for babies suffering from colic.
Chamomile tea eases morning sickness during pregnancy.
How to make chamomile tea
Put fresh or dried flowers in a pot. Pour boiling into the pot and brew for 10 minutes. Use a tea-strainer over the cup.
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