Ingredient Watch: Chamomile

The dainty white and yellow flowers, originating from the daisy family, are known to pack a punch. An exquisite herb, the new and dried blossoms of chamomile is used widely as a wellness ingredient, with vast ranging benefits. While the flower is local to Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it is an ingredient used across the world. 

For those familiar with herbal teas, chamomile tea would definitely be placed on your nightstand as the “bed time” tea. Known for its dozing properties, chamomile tea, a derivative of the chamomile flower, is golden in color and has a delectable, fruity flavor. For centuries, people around the world have turned to chamomile herbal tea as a cure-all for a multitude of physical and emotional health concerns.  It eases not just insomnia, but also boosts your immune system, banishes menstrual cramps, relieves tension and anxiety, improves skin and hair, and much, much more!

Can’t wait to try this herbal tea? Here’s how you can brew yourselves a cup:

  • Warm up your tea pot by pouring some boiling water into it and then add some apple slices, mashing it with a wooden spoon.
  • Add some pre-washed chamomile flowers to the boiling water.
  • Cover the pot and let the flowers steep for a couple of minutes.
  • Strain the tea and add some lemon juice or honey to it for added taste.

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