Chamaemelum nobile. ( Wikipedia)
I actually love a cup of Chamomile Tea, especially if I have been tossing and turning, trying desperately to get to sleep and sleep alludes me. Then I will frequently get up, pop on that kettle and make a hot cup of chamomile tea, pop back into bed and enjoy. I then find I can settle and drop off to sleep.
Is it the warmth of the hot water or the benefit of the tea, or, as I believe, both, impacting on my physical and mental being and so relaxing me, my mind and body and then sleep!
The need to sleep is so fundamental to our lives, to our mental stability, to our coping ability, to our feelings of wellness. Our bodies and minds, our whole beings, need to renew and reenergise and I feel this happens at night while we sleep and sometimes, hopefully, many times, the wonderful, soothing hot drink of a cup of chamomile tea may just give us and our bodies, that edge.
The Chamomile Plant.
Like all herbaceous plants the Chamomile plant is low growing, a perennial, with daisy like flowers, it’s flowering time in the Northern Hemisphere is June, July and is found in fields and gardens and in cultivated areas as well. The flowers have a sweet crisp fruity smell, a little like apple.
The Benefits of a cup of Chamomile Tea.
Mmmm…well I already know that this wonderful steeped brew of chamomile tea gives mind, body and spirit the feeling of a restored well being after the blessing it gives with a good nights sleep, but it has other benefits as well.
Chamomile relieves muscle aches and pains and relieves menstrual cramping, arthritis pain and strains.
Chamomile relaxes smooth tissue muscles in the the body it relieves abdominal pain, bloating and gas, beneficial for those suffering with irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion.
Chamomile relieves bladder inflammation and helps to fight bladder infections.
Chamomile relieves nausea.
The Chamomile Tea that we drink is made from the dried flowers of the chamomile plant.
Most of my information here has come from this amazing book;
‘ 20,000 Secrets of Tea ‘ by Victoria Zak.
It is an excellent book, to me really a Go to Book, about Tea and Teas. As I read this book I have in hand my highlighter, by highlighting I can immediately find information quickly, when I wish to review, revisit, remember the added benefits, not just the enjoyment of the taste and aroma, but the extra benefits that I am receiving
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I noted from Wikipedia that in the wonderful world of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter, (1902). Peter was packed off to bed after being chased by Mr MacGregor, with a spoonful of Chamomile tea!
Of course I scurried off to my bookcase to find my set of Beatrix Potter books!
Many years ago I purchased this collection and there it has sat as I wait quietly for perhaps a grandchild!, very quietly!
Snapshot of dear Peter Rabbit’s Mum making the Chamomile Tea! Obviously to restore the dear little fellow after being chased, with the definite possibility of becoming Mr MacGregor’s tea!
Well , who wouldn’t need the restorative cup of chamomile tea after that!
To the Pleasure and Benefits of Tea!
Victoria Zak’s ‘20,000 Secrets of Tea.
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