Chamomile Herb Tea

Tea has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries to treat a variety of different ailments. One of the most common types of tea is chamomile, a white-pedaled flower reminiscent of a daisy. This flowering herb us typically dried and steeped into a tea that helps to sooth and relax the body. Nicknamed “sleep tea”, chamomile is a very mild flavored tea. This herbal tea, along with similar varieties, such as lavender and lemon balm can be used to relieve insomnia and help to promote a healthy sleep cycle and overall well-being. One of the active compounds in the chamomile plant is apigenin; studies have found that this compound reduced locomotor activity. Flavonoids, mucilages and coumarins are also present in chamomile and may have a calming effect on the body, allowing for a more restful sleep.

Here is how it’s done!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chamomile flowers
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 slices apple (thinly sliced)
  • honey (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Rinse the flowers with cool water.
  2. Warm your tea pot with boiling water.
  3. add the apple slices to the pot and mash them with a wooden spoon.
  4. add the chamomile flowers and pour in the 2 cups boiling water.
  5. cover and steep for 3-5 minutes
  6. strain the tea into two cups.
  7. add honey to taste
  8. drink & enjoy!
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s