(Matricaria chamomilla) – loose flower herb, herbal tea
Camomile tea is known to many for its sedative effect, but it has other very beneficial and beneficial effects; anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antipyretic, gastric strengthening, and antiseptic.
Good for eye wrinkles, throat rinses, and gum strengthening. Camomile flowers can also be used to treat itchy and wetting eczema by spraying the camomile powder. A Camomile decoction can also be used for washing hair, it has a very good effect on the hair follicles and scalp.
Drinking 1-2 cups of camomile tea every day is completely safe. In fact, studies have shown that it is OK to drink up to 5 cups of camomile tea a day.
Traditional therapeutic use
- Fever reducing (antipyretic).
- Anti Allergic – Chamomile is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition – contact us for a personalised consultation.
- Anti-bacterial (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis, E.coli).
- Digestive system sedative.
- Stems digestive bleeding (as a cold tea).
- Intestinal disinfectant.
- Childhood asthma.
- Relieves menstrual cramps.
- Calms the central nervous system.
- Immune system booster.
- Eye infections drop (especially against dust and allergies).
- Wound cleanser.
- Herbal bath agent (balneological) … for
- Female issues.
- Haemorrhoid complaints.
- Fungal illnesses.
- Skin complaints.
- Safe to use on pets externally (note: it is fast-acting).
Preparation of tea
Boil a cup (250ml) of water and pour over 1 tablespoon of the herb, leave to steep with a lid* for 15 minutes, strain and drink 2-3 times a day after meals. You can flavour with honey, a little liquorice root or stevia (the latter two available from us) if desired.
* The lid ensures that none of the goodness of the tea is lost through evaporation.
Boil a cup (250ml) of water and pour over 1 teaspoon of the herb, leave to steep with a lid* for 15 minutes, and strain. Leave to cool, and that concentrate is enough for eye drops for the day. Always make a fresh batch every day.
Boil 2 cups (approx. a half litre) of water and pour over one or two handfuls of the herb and leave to steep for 15-20 minutes with a lid*, then pour into your bath.*
The lid ensures that none of the goodness of the tea is lost through evaporation.
Please see our special bath mixtures to experience the balneological benefits of this herb.
Camomile is also a surprisingly versatile cocktail ingredient: we find that its smooth taste pairs perfectly with complex, aromatic gin in a Camomile-infused take on a classic gin fizz.
N.B. You should not use metal implements when handling and preparing (brewing, stepping and drinking) herbal teas – this includes spoons, mugs and filters. This does not apply to heating the water (and excludes boiling the roots in the water). Wooden spoon accessories are available in our shop.
Possible side effects
- Most experts say camomile is safe.
- Vomiting is possible in higher doses.
- It also has the potential to trigger allergic reactions in people who are allergic to related plants in the daisy family, although such reactions are very rare.
T’n’T Teas is a company run by qualified herbalists and natural therapists using traditional remedies that have been handed down through the generations.
This offer is for a single herb ingredient, but contact us for a personalised consultation for herbal ingredient mixes that are tailored to your requirements.