When talking about better known and famous plants, chamomile always has to be mentioned, chamomile has earned its place among medicinal plants with healing and beneficial properties for the body. It is a plant that is commonly used in tea and it is not surprising, because apart from offering us a good taste, it also offers us many health benefits.

Since ancient times, this plant has earned its good fame and reference, the recipes pass from one generation to another and there is no lack of a friend or family member who recommends us to drink chamomile tea for this or that, but what is it for? Chamomile and how we can prepare it to check its good effect, then we will talk about it.

What do you need:

  • Chamomile
  • Water
  • Natural sweetener
  • A container
  • Fennel seeds
  • Anise seeds
  • Marshmallow root
  • Elderflowers
  • Raspberry

What is chamomile for and how to prepare it to take advantage of its benefits?

Chamomile is very beneficial for our body, but the truth is that it will not be by magic that we will obtain the benefits, to a large extent it will depend on whether we prepare it well and consume it properly, for that reason we explain 5 ways to prepare chamomile in combination with other plants.

  1. Chamomile tea it serves to de-stress and relaxes. One of the properties that people like the most about chamomile is its sedative capacity and the ability to relax, this characteristic of the plant makes it ideal for relieving stress, tiredness and improving sleep conciliation naturally and without chemically alter the body, to prepare the tea the steps are: Take a clean container and add the amount of water you want to prepare, for 250 ml the ideal is two full spoons of dried chamomile flowers. Once the 250 ml of water has been boiled, wait until it reaches the boiling point to add the chamomile. After adding the chamomile to the water, turn it off and let the tea stand covered for about 10 minutes so that the water absorbs the properties of the chamomile. Time passed, it can be strained and drunk to taste with a little honey or a natural sweetener. It can be taken three times a day and mixed with a teaspoon of dried catnip to increase its relaxing and sedative action.
  2. Chamomile tea is used to improve digestion. Another of the properties that we can find in chamomile is its antispasmodic and hepatobiliary capacity that helps improve digestion and strengthens the digestive system, if we also mix it with anise and marshmallow root, it improves the anti- inflammatory action, it is possible to eliminate waste and gases from the body more efficiently, to prepare the tea you must: First of all, take a clean container, fill it with 500 ml of water and bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, add a tablespoon of chamomile, one of anise seeds and one of marshmallow root, and then stir and cover. After a minute it is turned off and left to stand without uncovering for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes it should be strained, to drink without problems accompanied by a natural sweetener. The tea can be drunk two to three times daily depending on the need.
  3. Chamomile tea is used to refresh the eyes. One of the few known uses of chamomile is its ability to help relieve burning eyes or even reduce swelling, also giving the sensation of refreshing the eyes. For best results, it is usually combined with fennel seeds. And with the flower of Elder, to prepare it the steps are: Choose a clean container and add 500 ml of water to boil. Wait for it to boil and reach its boiling point, add a tablespoon of chamomile, one of fennel seeds and another tablespoon of dried elderflowers. It should be turned off, covered and wait 10 minutes for it to rest and the properties of the plants to be absorbed. To finish, it should be strained and placed in a cold place. Once the tea is cold, it should be applied with the help of a gauze pad over the eyes for about 10 minutes when needed. This tea should not be drunk; it can also be applied to reduce skin irritation or inflammation caused by insects.
  4. Chamomile tea is used to combat cold and flu symptoms. At the time of a cold or in case of allergies or flu symptoms in general, drinking chamomile tea can help you recover faster and combat those annoying symptoms, thanks to its anti-inflammatory property, the way of preparation is the following: Take a clean container that holds one liter or one and a half liters of water. Put about a liter of water to boil and once the boiling point is reached, add the 6 tablespoons of chamomile. It is separated from the burner and left to rest for five minutes, being covered. Find a comfortable place to absorb and inhale the steam produced by the tea for at least ten minutes. This will help unclog the nostrils, decongest and deflate. The tea can be taken three times a day at intervals of eight hours.
  5. Chamomile is used to relieve sore throat and dizziness. Chamomile is also good for relieving sore throats and fighting dizziness and nausea, thanks to its anti inflammatory action, and if combined with raspberry can help reduce nausea and dizziness in general, to prepare the steps are: Take a clean container and add the amount of water you want to prepare. Put in the kitchen and wait for it to boil to add a tablespoon of chamomile along with a raspberry. It should be stirred, covered and turned off after a minute has passed. Turn off the stove and let stand for ten more minutes, and then strain it. If desired, it can be sweetened with a natural sweetener and can be drunk to taste. You can drink three cups a day, without abusing its consumption and having the supervision of a doctor.

Recommendations when drinking chamomile tea

  • Although drinking chamomile tea is healthy and natural, certain considerations must be taken.
  • In people with allergies to ragweed or chrysanthemums it can be harmful and care must be taken.
  • It should not be consumed very often; everything in excess can cause side effects.
  • In very rare cases, consumption of chamomile can cause vomiting or difficulty breathing.
  • If any abnormality is observed in its consumption, it is advisable to visit the doctor or if necessary before starting to take it to check that you are not allergic to chamomile.
  • If you are pregnant, it is not recommended to take chamomile without medical supervision.
  • If you are under medical treatment, it is not recommended to drink chamomile tea  without medical supervision.

Now that you know what chamomile is for and how to prepare it, don’t wait any longer to enjoy this delicious tea!

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