What is chamomile tea?
Chamomile tea is also called camomile as British English. It is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. Two of the species, Matricaria recutita and Anthemis nobilis, are commonly used to make herbal infusions for traditional medicine. Matricaria recutita also called "German chamomile". Chamomile tea is an herbal infusion made from dried flowers and hot water.
Researchers recently explored that chamomile tea is effective in curing illness including cancer and diabetes.
What are benefits of chamomile tea?
People always say "steep and drink a cup of Chamomile tea, inhale its wonderful floral fragrance and then see your worries disappear as you sip this magical golden brew".There are normally about 12 benefits known as chamomile tea as below.
12 benefits of chamomile tea
- Reduce muscle spasms & periodical pain
- Reduce blood sugar of diabetes
- Reducing inflammation
- Slowing osteoporosis
- Prevent cancer
- Helping with sleep & reduce stress
- Treating cold
- Treatment for mild skin conditions
- Treat Insomnia
- Boosts Immunity
- Lightens Skin
What is the best time to drink chamomile tea everyday?
Chamomile tea although has abundant benefits,but it is not suitable for everyone. Some people who is allergic with charmomile or chrysanthemums, should be careful to drink chamomile tea. In this case, the best way is to consult with doctor in advance.
In most case, chamomile tea is considered as safe for most people.
Is it OK to drink chamomile tea everyday? The answer is YES. You can either drink chamomile tea after meal to reduce blood sugar level or in evening since it is helpful for relaxation and helping with sleep. With regard to chamomile tea types, chamomile teabags or loose leaf all are good.
What are the side effects of chamomile tea?
Before dring chamomile tea, you also should know the side effects. Generally there are 4 below.
- Severe allergic reaction.
- Ddermatitis /skin reactions
- Eye irritation (when take over near the eyes)
- Vomiting (when taken in large amounts)
Does chamomile tea make you lose weight?
Definitely chamomile tea can not lose weight individually. The main effect is helping or boost your efforts to lose weight. It stimulates gastric juices which help break down the food, leading to quicker digestion, also it can help reduces bloating. So if you are in weight lose period, the best pratice is, make a cup of chamomile tea after meal.
How to Brew chamomile tea ?
Step 1. Prepare a cup (volume about 150ml)
Step 2. Scoop 1 teaspoon about 3g chamomile tea in cup.
Step 3. Pure hot water about 80~85 °C into cup and steep 4-5 minutes.
Step 4. Serve and enjoy.