Friday, January 6, 2012

Chamomile tea ...to get relief from migraines,anxiety, IBS and cramps...




Winters demand something warm to sip all day and some herb teas are the best. Chamomile is one of my favorites and i love the way it looks. Those beautiful flowers...


Just place a spoonful of these beautiful dried flowers in a pitcher, or a kettle....



And pour hot water over it....


And watch the flowers getting mildly aromatic , and the color being developed in the tea...


Wait for some 5-8 minutes and see how the color becomes a nice sunshine.....warmth and healing is on the way....pour yourself a mug and get set with a book.....or tap your finger where you are sitting right now...with a mug on the table next to you...


With all it's medicinal properties, Chamomile makes a nice soothing tea in winter days to keep sipping on. If you are not sipping the spice infused kahva for that matter. Chamomile is an antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, anti irritant and antispasmodic too. The active ingredient in Chamomile essential oil is Bisabolol  , the aroma of the tea is very mild and pleasant, not a heady thing like some of the orange flavored teas...The only way i do not like orange, is on my tea. I love all the spices and other herbs but never could develop a taste for anything orange in a cuppa...

This site provides detailed information about all the things Chamomile can relieve. It makes a soothing compress for some skin ailments, a cold compress for mild burns and scalds too.



Save some of the dried flowers to make a cold compress if you need it. Or sprinkle some of them in a flower bed ....and grow your own Chamomile....

What other herb teas you like apart from the Ooolong, Darjeeling and the Green tea you are so obsessed with? I personally do not consider our Chai as tea. Do you agree with me ?

5 comments:

  1. I would love a glass of chamomile tea now.

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  2. Oh, what beautiful photos! I had NO idea that Chamomile Tea had such healing properties....thank you - I have a friend with IBS and I'll be sharing this with her!

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  3. The whole post looks so lovely!! I usually buy the tetra packed versions but will see if I can get some chamomile to make it this way! Thanks!!!

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  4. they look so cute. I miss my Bangalore home where the garden was huge and I tried growing almost everything. here no such luck...only can stare and dream of owning my own space again.

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  5. Nice photos :)I have never had this before but all the health benefits that you have listed here are convincing enough for me :) I need some alternatives for my Chai :)
    As far as other herbal teas are concerned, during summers, I take Saunf and Tal misri on your suggestion. Other than that, in case of cough and cold, its an infusion of ajwain and honey with black pepper and ginger. I am planning to introduce cinnamon tea to my diet. It hasn't happened yet but any time soon :) Cinnamon is already stocked in my pantry :)

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