The chamomile herb is indeed a wonderful gift of nature. There are perhaps very few herbs, which have such a wide range of health benefits as the chamomile herb. This herb is of special importance in times like these, when people’s lifestyle has got the better hand over them. Stress, anxiety, frayed nerves, fatigue, and a host of other lifestyle ailments are a daily feature. So, after a tiring day when you would like to drift into sound sleep, you will find yourself rolling and tossing in bed. You would be so stressed out that sleep would seem like a luxury. But just take a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed, and if you do not fall asleep then chances are that you are ripe on your way of being a raving insomniac. For centuries, the calming and soothing nature of this tea had been used to induce sleep. And not only sleep, you can also have this tea after a tiring day to relax yourself. Sipping onto the tea you will find the tension of the nerves and muscles slowly fading away calming your mind and your spirit. If you feel overloaded after a heavy meal then use this antidote to enhance your digestion. This tea is also very effective in reducing the symptoms of cough and cold. A cup of chamomile tea daily will provide you with all herbal benefits that it is loaded with. Read below to learn some easy to prepare chamomile tea recipes.
How To Make Chamomile Tea
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tsp dried Chamomile Flowers
- Lemon Juice (as per taste)
- Honey (as per taste)
- In a pan, boil the water. Add the chamomile flowers and boil for 1 minute.
- Leave it to cool for one minute after removing it from heat.
- Pour the tea into a cup and stir in the honey and lemon juice according to taste, and serve.
Serve – 1
- 2 tbsp fresh Chamomile Flowers
- 2 cups Water
- 2 thin slices Apples
- Using cold water, rinse the flowers.
- In a pot, take the water and set it to boil. Add the apple slices to the pot and boil for one minute so that it becomes soft. Mash the slices with a spoon and continue boiling.
- Reduce the heat and add the chamomile flowers. Simmer for five minutes.
- Strain the tea into cups, and add the honey and stir.
Serve – 2
- 2 tbsp dried Catnip
- ½ tsp dried Chamomile
- 4 tbsp dried Lemon Balm
- ½ tbsp cup dried Mint
- ½ tbsp cup dried Lemongrass
- 4 cups Water
- Mix all the herbs. Boil the water in a pan.
- Add the herb mixture, and boil for 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea and serve.
Serves – 4
- 6 tsp fresh Ginger Root (grated)
- 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom
- 1/4 tsp Cloves
- 6 Chamomile Tea Bags
- 6 cups Water
- Honey as per taste
- Take the water in a pot and set it to boil. Add the grated ginger root, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add the teabags and steep for another 10 minutes. Strain the tea into cups.
- Add the honey, mix, and serve.
Serves – 6
- 1 oz Chamomile
- 2/3 oz Peppermint
- 1 oz Caraway Seeds
- 2/3 oz Angelica
- 6 cups Water
- Honey or Lemon Juice to taste
- Set the water to boil and add the chamomile, peppermint, caraway seeds, and angelica.
- Simmer for 10 minutes and then strain.
- Add honey and stir, and serve.
Serves – 6