Unless you’re allergic, who doesn’t love Chamomile tea? It’s the quintessential comfort tea…perfect for a serious dose of R&R. Just the earthy, floral scent of chamomile already starts working on loosening those muscles and releasing tension.
Chamomile is one of the 9 sacred herbs of the Saxons; and it’s pretty safe to say that tea afficionado and amateur alike have enjoyed a cuppa comfort.
This calming tea goes beyond just busting stress. It has many other uses and benefits that you may or may not know.
Called “ground apple” by the ancient Greeks, Chamomile has several varieties but only 2 are really used medicially: the Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and the German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita). They possess the same benefits and uses and are harvested around the world.
Chamomile tea is a naturally sweet tasting tea with a rich, warm floral taste, and notes of apples. If you do want to sweeten it, try it with a touch of honey or a slice or two of a crisp red apple!
Chamomile also pairs well with other herbs if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. Common combinations are chamomile with lavender, rose petals or rose hips. More sassy blends include apples and peppermint!
- soothes upset stomach and nausea
- skin softener (great for a bath soak)
- antibacterial uses for skin irritations
- gentle muscle relaxer
- beauty enhancer
a chamomile rinse can add natural highlights to blond hair
If using loose dried chamomile flowers, use one generous teaspoon of chamomile per cup of tea.