To make chamomile tea, just put chamomile – one or two teaspoons, depending on taste- in a cup, add boiling water, leave for about five minutes, and drink. If you want to add flourish to your tea add fruit, honey, mint, vanilla, milk, or sugar or blend the chamomile with other botanical teas. Next, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Stressed? Suffering from hay fever, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, hemorrhoids…Chamomile has long been considered a remedy for all these ailments and more!
A Bit of History
“Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind.” So says the National Institute of Health. They also say that throughout human history chamomile has been used to treat a variety of ailments, such as hay fever, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders and hemorrhoids. The delicate, yellow-flowered plant got its start in ancient Egypt and was later used by the Romans, Norsemen, and in Medieval times, in Europe as a flavoring for beer. It also wound up in England where the Colonists packed it on ships destined for North America. Today, chamomile is the most popular of all herbal teas: tea lovers drink more than one million cups a day.