Saturday, December 6, 2008

Chamomile Tea - Medicinal Tisane!

Need to unwind from a busy day?

Chamomile tea will soothe your nerves and rest your mind.
Chamomile is one of the oldest garden and the safest medicinal herb. It has a mild honey-flowery aroma, golden yellow hue, and a delicate semi-sweet smooth taste. The name chamomile is derived from the Greek kamai-melon, meaning ground apple.
Chamomile tea
is a naturally caffeine-free tisane (herbal tea) and has a comparable amount of health benefits to its cousin, green tea. One of the safest medicinal herbs, chamomile is a soothing, gentle relaxant that has been shown to work for a variety of complaints from stress to menstrual cramps.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Best known as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, chamomile also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities.
Health benefits are:
Help induce sleep.
Calm nervous stomach and improve digestion.

Soothe skin irritations, including sunburn, heat rash and haemorrhoids.
Relieve toothache.

Improve bronchitis.
Help with bladder troubles.

Treat eye inflammation and infection
Heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease
Treat irritable bowel problems and various gastrointestinal complaints

Help Regulate menstrual periods.

Reduce menstrual cramps

Good for the kidneys and spleen health.
Help alleviate symptoms of the common cold.

Promote relaxation and alleviate stress.
Help to expel worms and other parasites.

Improve liver function and relieve jaundice.
Help prevent gangrene.

Relieve back pain.

Improve rheumatism.
Chamomile & Cranberry Tea
This unlikely combination is a great after-dinner quaff, as cranberry juice cleanses the palate while chamomile settles the stomach.
This after-dinner "'drink" will surely become a habit in your house! Make a one-cup serving for yourself (with one teacup of chamomile and 1/4 cup cranberry juice) or a full teapot to share with family and friends.
Makes 4 servings
4 chamomile teabags
4 cups boiling water
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail, at room temperature
Sugar to taste
Add sugar to taste. Stir and serve immediately in teacups. Discard the teabags and add the cranberry juice. Steep the teabags in the boiling water in a teapot, for 8 minutes.
Uma Mays is married with two young children and lives in England. She has over 15 years experience in IT Project Management working for mainly Telecommunications companies. Since becoming a mother and wanting to work from home, she has developed an online Tea business retailing Speciality Teas. Teaworld has been operational just over two months is growing steadily.


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