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Chamomile Tea, relaxing and delicious

Updated on June 4, 2012

History of Chamomile tea

Chamomile is actually the Greek word for "Kamai melon" or "ground apple" due to it's apple like smell and taste. It is a herb that can be traced back as far as Anicent Egyptian times. The Egyptians would offer this herb to their sun God Ra as an offering but it was also used to embalm the dead and help those who were ill.
The Romans would also enjoy this beverage and even use it as an incense. Further to this I mentioned it came from a Greek word. The ancient Greeks used to use chamomile for curative purposes also such as colic, sunstroke and fever. In later years it also treated insomnia, nervousness and back pain.

So what are the benefits?

Here are some of the benefits of drinking chamomile tea. Besides it being a caffeine free beverage it also has many otehr qualities such as:

Helps you sleep: The number one thing that people associate with chamolie tea is that it helps you sleep. It will relax and soothe you and is best to drink right before bed time.

Soothes the stomach: If you have a stomach cramps it will help calm them down. It is also good for people with irritable bowel syndrome and assist with digestion.

Fights colds: Chamomile can help fight against colds as it is an effective immune booster and has antibacterial properties.

Heals wounds: Would you believe it speeds up the healing of wounds? Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks would make poultice and put it over the wound to make it heal faster.

Headache remedy: Have a cup of chamomile tea when you start feeling the headache or migrane come about and it should go away.

Reduce those panda eyes: if you have eye fatigue or get really dark circles around your eyes, they say to put 2 chamomile tea bags in warm water. After 5 minutes, remove the tea bags from the water and let them cool to room temperature. Then place them on your eyes at night as a compress.

The important side effects!

Chamomile tea should not be consumed if you have an allergy to flowers in the same family such as daisy, chrysanthemum and marigold. Also isn't good for people with hayfever or asthma.
Pregnant and breast feeding women should also avoid comsuming the tea as it contains a substance that increases the risk of a miscarriage.
People that are on a blood thinning medication should also avoid chamomile as it contains a substance coumarin which is also a blood thinner.

Hope you have enjoyed my article and have found it useful. Feel free to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading or have any suggestions or feedback.

Who drinks chamomile tea? :)

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      BabyCheetah 5 years ago from Melbourne

      Me too! :)

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      kaikai 5 years ago from TX

      I love drinking tea kaikai

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      BabyCheetah 5 years ago from Melbourne

      That's great. I much prefer home remedies that having to take medication for such things. Glad you liked the hub and Happy New Year :)

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Chamomile grows wild in may area of California and I love to pick and dry it. Make a tea of chamomile with fenugreek and you have a very good cold remedy. Chamomile helps with sleep and fenugreek acts as a decongestants.

      You hub was peaceful and relaxing.

      Happy New Year!

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      BabyCheetah 6 years ago from Melbourne

      Oh me too, thanks for liking it too! :)

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      SnapHappy 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Love tea, thanks for a good article!

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      BabyCheetah 6 years ago from Melbourne

      Thank you. I love drinking tea so I thought I would do some research on Chamomile. Yes the side effects are pretty risky so had to mention those. I'm glad you enjoyed reading :)

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      Karen A. Harris 6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      What a wonderful and useful hub. I was excited to try it but said if you have hayfever or asthma it would not be good for me :( Thank you for providing the side effects. I will still recommend it to my family :) Thank you for sharing. A well deserved vote up!

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      BabyCheetah 6 years ago from Melbourne

      Thank you so much, glad you liked it :)

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      mkrandhawa 6 years ago from India

      Useful Hub.Great.THanks for sharing