These chamomile recipes are a great way to soothe frazzled nerves, sore muscles, indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, dry skin and combat colds and flus as we finish this winter season, or any time of year.
Chamomile recipes are a crowning jewel in the herbal pharmacopeia, and are used widely in modern pharmaceutical medicine for its scientifically proven benefits:
Anti-bacterial, fighting infections and bacteria, shortening the length of time to recover from colds and flus.
Anti-inflammatory, soothing inflammation both outside and inside the body, easing digestion heartburn, dry skin, sunburns and rashes etc.
Anti-spasmodic, relaxing muscles and nerves. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, muscle strains, menstrual cramps and overall tension.
This Chamomile recipe for a soothing bath is really so simple that there is no excuse not to nourish yourself with all of its goodness!
Chamomile Bath Recipe
2 Tablespoons dried Chamomile flowers
3 Cups hot water
Steep the dried flowers in the water for 5 – 10 minutes. Pour the liquid through a sieve into the bath. Soak at least 20 minutes and enjoy.
Chamomile Tea Recipe
Chamomile is also safe to drink as a tea to enjoy all the benefits internally. It is best enjoyed in the evening before retiring, due to its soothing and slightly sedative, nerve-calming effects.
1 cup water
1 tsp dried Chamomile flowers
optional: honey or stevia to taste
Bring the water just to a simmer and remove from heat. Place the dried flowers in a strainer and wet slightly with room temperature water. Pour the simmered water into a cup with the soaked flowers. Allow to steep to desired taste, for 1 – 3 minutes. Add honey or stevia if desired and enjoy.
Is Chamomile Safe?
Chamomile is in general considered safe with little or no side affects. Known contradictions to be aware of are allergic reactions in some individuals, who should abstain from chamomile in any form, and taking copious amounts of chamomile recipes well over the recommended dosage may cause nausea or vomiting. You can learn more about precautions with using chamomile recipes here.
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