Chamomile tea: The all-rounder among medicinal plants
Welcome, dear tea lovers! Hardly any type of tea is as widespread and well-known as chamomile tea. Not only does it taste good, it also has a variety of positive effects on our health. But what exactly makes this medicinal plant so special? We dive into the wonderful world of chamomile tea.
Chamomile: A plant with healing properties
Chamomile is considered one of the most important medicinal plants and is a real all-round talent. Its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effect has been scientifically proven. Chamomile flowers can help to relieve symptoms, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.
But chamomile tea has even more to offer. In addition to essential oils such as bisabolol and chamazulene, it also contains flavonoids that have antioxidant properties. These can help protect the body from free radicals and boost the immune system.
Possible uses of chamomile tea
Chamomile tea can be used in different ways:
- Inflammation Relief : Gargling with chamomile tea can treat inflammation in the throat or gums. The tea should be lukewarm so as not to irritate the inflamed areas.
- Gastrointestinal Discomfort : Drink a cup of chamomile tea in the morning to relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. In order to develop the full effect, you should let the tea steep for at least ten minutes.
- Inhalation for Colds : You can inhale the vapor of chamomile tea to relieve the symptoms of a cold. Simply pour some chamomile tea into a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam deeply.
- Skin Care : Chamomile tea is great for external use. Small wounds can be cleaned and disinfected with cooled tea, and a tonic made from chamomile tea can also work wonders for dry or inflamed skin.
The quality makes the difference
The quality of the chamomile tea plays a crucial role. High-quality products rely on ingredients from natural, organic and sustainable cultivation. This ensures that the tea retains its pure ingredients in high concentration.
The real chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla, is particularly tasty and healthy. It can even be grown in your own garden or on the balcony with little effort.
Grow and prepare your own chamomile tea
Chamomile is a wild plant and therefore does not require any special care. You can easily grow them in your own garden or on your balcony and enjoy fresh chamomile tea anytime. If you pinch off the chamomile flowers right at the top of the stalk and set them out to dry, you can make your own homemade chamomile tea. The drying time can take up to two weeks depending on the size of the flowers.
Put the dried chamomile blossoms in a tea strainer and pour boiling water over them. Let the tea steep for at least ten minutes to allow the plant to take full effect.
Chamomile tea: A must for every tea assortment
Whether to warm you up on a cold winter's day or to refresh you on a mild summer morning - chamomile tea is a real treat at any time of the year. With its fine aroma and its numerous health benefits, it should not be missing in any good tea range.
The recommendation from our online shop
At 7TEA® we pay special attention to the quality of our teas. Our chamomile tea comes from organic and sustainable cultivation and contains only the best chamomile flowers. So you can be sure that you are enjoying a pure, healthy and delicious chamomile tea.
Browse through our online shop and discover our wide range of teas. In addition to chamomile tea, you will also find many other types of tea that not only taste great, but are also healthy. We are looking forward to your visit!
Sources and Studies:
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis) are independent of their alkaloid content : This study confirms the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of plants, including chamomile.
Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future : A comprehensive review of the medicinal uses and pharmacological effects of chamomile.
Chamomile: Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects : A book that thoroughly examines the medicinal, biochemical, and agricultural aspects of chamomile.
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