chamomile tea

One of the most commonly made herbal teas, chamomile tea is a very flavourful and aromatic tea. The recipe here is to make chamomile tea with dried chamomile flowers.

Health benefits of Chamomile:

  • Flowers of chamomile can reduce stress levels and help to reduce symptoms of depression. Those fighting depression or insomnia can consume two small cups of chamomile tea a day. You can also add a crushed star anise pod to the tea to improve its flavor.
  • Chamomile tea can improve immunity and prevent frequent common cold and flu. Just about 2-3 cups of chamomile tea per week can go a long way in building a healthy immune system.
  • The flowers can improve digestion, prevent nausea and vomiting. It can also reduce stomach ache due to digestion problems.
  • It is good for skin and can lighten dark spots on the skin. It can also help to delay signs of ageing and gives younger looking skin.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties and is hence good to reduce pain due to inflammation.
  • Chamomile flowers are also known to have properties that can prevent cancer.

In addition, the oils present in chamomile can be used to reduce pain due to muscle spasms, cure menstrual disorders and can cure various forms of ulcers. A mouth wash made using chamomile flowers can help to cure ulcers in the mouth.

A cup of herbal chamomile tea everyday is good to manage diabetes.

It has been used for years in traditional medicine as a therapeutic agent due to its curative properties.

How to make Chamomile tea – Recipe

  • 400 ml Water
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Chamomile flowers
  • 2 teaspoons Powdered jaggery (You can also use Palm sugar instead)
  1. Take water, dried chamomile flowers and powdered jaggery.
  2. Place a tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers in a teapot infuser.
  3. Add the powdered jaggery,
  4. Pour hot water on the flowers.
  5. Cover with a lid and allow to steep for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the infuser.
  7. Pour into a cup.
  8. Done.

Dosage:

You can consume two to three cups of chamomile tea a week.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.