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Chamomile tea benefits. How to drink and brew?

How to brew and drink chamomile as a tea? Chamomile Tea Benefits.

The useful properties of chamomile have been known since ancient times. It is one of the most used medicinal plants. Some people brew and drink chamomile flowers as a tea. In this case, it is necessary to take into account some nuances, because the chamomile is still a medicinal herb - and, therefore, there are contraindications to its use.


In what diseases is chamomile tea benefits?


Chamomile tea has the following beneficial properties:

  • has diaphoretic and choleretic effect; strengthens the immune system;
  • improves mood and performance;
  • gets rid of flatulence;
  • relieves muscle spasms;
  • has a calming effect;
  • soothes sore throat and flushes out phlegm;
  • It restores cells and stimulates their regeneration.

Chamomile flowers are traditionally included in the classic Tealyra herbal teas. We present you the Floral Serenity chamomile tea. Perfectly selected blends of wild mountain herbs and flowers of the Greek mountains have a gentle effect on the body and help normalize the work of all systems, strengthen the body and fill it with energy.


This is not a complete list of the positive effects of the drink on the human body and health. Chamomile tea is recommended to drink for the following ailments and diseases:

  • painful menstruation;
  • colds; depression and stress;
  • gastritis, enterocolitis, peptic ulcer;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • diseases of the endocrine system.

Attention! The drink is excellent not only for adults but also for children. However, it is not recommended to use chamomile for children in order to prevent illnesses.


How to drink chamomile tea?

To achieve the desired result, it is important to drink chamomile tea correctly. First of all, it should be done in courses. After a week of drinking should be followed by a week break. Each day, you can consume 100 ml of drink of medium strength, not more than three times.

If a person decides to take chamomile tea for a long time, he needs to observe several rules:

  • take it no more than once a day;
  • make a weak concentration;
  • use with caution additional herbal ingredients.


How to brew chamomile tea properly?


To brew, use a sachet of herb or a teaspoon of raw material in bulk per glass of hot water. The water should be boiled and then cooled - and 10 minutes after boiling you can use the tea.

A medicinal herb is not brewed with a reserve. If brewed chamomile stand for some time, it will become bitter.To feel comfort and ease in the stomach thanks to a unique composition of herbs and fruits you will help wild herbal tea - Sage Detox Blend. Chamomile, Apple, Beetroot, Blackberry leaves and Lemon Balm normalize the digestive system and restore intestinal microflora.

Attention! The drink should be consumed after a meal, but not earlier than an hour, then chamomile helps to normalize digestion.

The unused raw material after brewing can be used in the form of compresses and lotions. It also makes sense to use the brewed herb secondary for douches, baths and other external applications.


Traditional recipe for chamomile tea 

Usually take 1 tbsp. of dried chamomile mixture for 200 ml of boiling water. It is poured and infused for 15 to 30 minutes. Before drinking, you can strain the composition and add a little honey.


Invigorating with mint and apples

Take 1 tbsp. dried chamomile, add a handful of fresh mint, half a sour apple and 1 tbsp. honey. Fill the mixture with boiling water (400 ml) and let it infuse for 15 minutes.


Green tea with chamomile 

Take 1 tsp. each of dried chamomile flowers and green tea and pour 200 ml of boiling water over them. After 5 minutes, you can add lemon and honey to taste. Infuse the drink for at least 15 minutes.


Vitamin composition for colds

Take 1 tbsp. each of chamomile, linden honey, mint and boil with boiling water (200 ml). Add 2 lemon slices and the same amount of orange. Leave to brew for 30 minutes and drink throughout the day in small portions.


Chamomile tea for weight loss

To speed up the metabolism and lose extra pounds, take 0.5 tsp. each of chamomile, immortelle, birch buds and St. John's wort, as well as a quarter of a lemon. All ingredients are mixed with a pre-sliced lemon and pour 200 ml of boiling water. After insisting on a water bath and boiling for 10 minutes, the infusion is strained and drunk during the day for half an hour before each meal.


External use of chamomile tea

For face

Tea with chamomile, about the benefits and harms of which it is known a lot, is widely used externally. Once brewed, the plant increases its beneficial properties. Lotions and compresses with the decoction can quickly restore a healthy complexion, remove dark circles under the eyes, relieve swelling, accelerate the healing of wounds, cuts and abrasions, remove inflammation.

In the morning, it is recommended to put 1 cotton pad dipped in decoction or a brewed bag with the herb on the eyes for 10-15 minutes to give a healthy look to the face. Lotion based on chamomile decoction can be wiped over the face 3-5 times a day.


External use of chamomile tea: benefits for women

Infusion is used for inflammations of the urogenital system, making douches (for example, during exacerbation of symptoms of thrush). For skin diseases (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and others), it is recommended to make baths with the addition of several liters of concentrated infusion. It also rinses the hair: it makes the strands strong and healthy, gives a beautiful light shade, as if they slightly burned in the sun.


Useful properties for teeth

Chamomile is used in the treatment of oral diseases: chewing a little brewed herb can get rid of unpleasant odor and inflammation. Do the procedure as a prophylactic for dental diseases.


Chamomile tea: benefits and harms for women



  • It contains vitamin PP, and it is known to be especially useful for those who suffer from edema, vascular spasms, varicose veins and tired legs. This vitamin can reduce muscle spasms in the abdominal area. Combined with its sedative properties, this makes chamomile decoction a good helper for women who are painfully experiencing the symptoms of PMS. With painful and heavy menstruation girls are advised to start drinking 2-3 cups of weak decoction every day a few days before.
  • The drink also helps with diabetes: it reduces blood sugar levels and keeps it at the same level for a long time, so patients are advised to drink it regularly.



Chamomile tea: benefits and harms for men



  • Tea from the medicinal herb is especially useful after abundant chitmills and big holidays, when every day is accompanied by overeating, large amounts of fatty foods and alcohol in the diet. To arrange the body an effective detox, for a week drink 2-3 glasses of infusion of medium concentration daily.
  • Due to its regenerating properties, the infusion is recommended for everyone who is actively engaged in sports. The composition not only removes muscle cramps, but also contributes to a faster recovery of the body after strenuous workouts.
  • For symptoms of "seasonal" depression tea is recommended to use up to 5 times a week. It will help restore performance, improve concentration, and quickly raise your mood.


Useful properties of chamomile tea for the child's body


  • To get rid of colic, infants from birth are advised to add a little chamomile infusion to drinking water. Babies under 1 year old are sometimes given 1-2 teaspoons of decoction. The natural remedy will also be useful for sore throats, lack of normal sleep, and digestive problems.
  • From one year on, babies are given a weakly brewed infusion as a regular tea to treat the same diseases as adults.
  • The decoction is especially useful in adolescence. It strengthens the immune system, has a positive effect on the skin. If you drink 1-2 cups of tea every day, you can avoid the appearance of acne and other inflammation provoked by a hormonal surge.
  • Do not forget about the sedative properties. With active hormonal changes, often accompanied by mood swings, drinking this remedy at night will be especially useful. In moderate quantities, it is able to normalize sleep, relieve fatigue and stress, relax and even eliminate symptoms of depression.


Contraindications and possible side effects


Chamomile is considered one of the most versatile and safe herbs, which is prescribed for therapy even for infants, its reception usually does not cause any side effects. But it is not for nothing that this plant is called a medicinal plant - the reception should be treated with caution.

First of all, it is forbidden to use it for people who have an individual intolerance or allergic reaction to this plant.

In addition, if the proportions are not observed, too strong infusion of chamomile can lead to weakness in the muscle tissues, headaches, low blood pressure, stool disorders. Continuous consumption of concentrated decoction can lead to a deterioration of the emotional state, since it contributes to a decrease in concentration, depressed or irritable mood of the person.

Do not take the decoction in the following cases:

  • diarrhea;
  • intestinal distress;
  • low blood pressure;
  • weakness and fatigue;
  • decreased muscle tone.

Since the herb has a diuretic and sedative (sedative) action, it is better not to "mix" with other drugs that have similar effects.

Especially careful to control the reception of pregnant women. It stimulates the production of the hormone estrogen, with an excessive concentration or constant use of the decoction can cause problems with the preservation of pregnancy. Expectant mothers are allowed to drink only 1 cup of chamomile infusion of weak concentration per day.