Chamomile Tea Does More Than Just Help You Sleep
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Chamomile tea is one of my favorite things to drink when I need to relax and get a good night’s sleep. While chamomile is widely known to help promote sleep, it is also used for a variety of other issues such as colds, fever and even stomach problems.
Chamomile tea has many properties that include antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic that can do many great things for your health.
- Helps With Insomnia: We all know that this is the most popular thing that chamomile is known for. Many people deal with insomnia or not getting enough sleep at night. Drinking chamomile tea before bedtime can help you get a better night’s sleep without the usual tossing and turning.
- Helps With Stomach Ache: Chamomile tea is wonderful for relieving the symptoms of a stomach ache. It helps to relax and soothe your stomach muscles as well as the lining of your intestines. Chamomile tea is also great for helping with poor digestion and helping relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
- Relieves Colds: Chamomile tea has antibacterial properties that can help not only relieve cold symptoms, but also combat colds if you were to become sick with one. Drinking chamomile tea also helps protect your body against other bacterial related illnesses and infections.
- Boosts Immunity: The antibacterial properties found in chamomile tea that help with the symptoms of colds also help in increasing your immunity. The antibacterial properties help to fight against any microbes and bacteria that could leave you sick.
Ready made chamomile tea is available. All you have to do is boil water and steep the tea bag for a few minutes and then drink. However, if you prefer to make your own chamomile tea, here is a wonderful recipe for you!
- 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers or 4 tablespoons of fresh chamomile flowers
- 8 ounces of boiling water
- Boil 8 ounces of water.
- Measure out 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers or use 4 tablespoons of fresh chamomile flowers. Make sure that when you are measuring the chamomile flowers that the measuring spoon is tightly packed.
- Remove the water from the heat once it starts to rapidly boil.
- Pour the water into a teapot and stir the chamomile flowers into the water.
- Place a lid on the pot and let the chamomile flowers steep in the water for about five minutes.
- Place a sieve or a plastic mesh on top of the cup to catch the chamomile flowers.
- Pour the tea into your cup and add honey to sweeten.
You can usually find dried chamomile flowers online or at your local health store.
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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