Herbal Teas———————-Chamomile Tea

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                                                           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.

Heaven!

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!

 

The Tale ofPeter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter (page 28)

 

To the Pleasure and  Benefits of Tea!

 

Michele

Wikipedia

Victoria Zak’s  ‘20,000 Secrets of Tea.

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