Chamomile decoction way to get rid of many diseases and to protect against “invasion” of microbes!
Modest flowers, often growing not only in the meadows, and along roadsides in the dust and oblivion, in fact, are a source of priceless materials. Chamomile decoction way to get rid of many diseases and to protect against “invasion” of microbes.
On the other advantages of chamomile tea, read today in our article.
The benefits of chamomile tea
Chamomile can be safely called a small flower with great potential. It photophilous plant absorbed from the sun the best, and from the land – the most useful.
Infusion of chamomile perfectly copes even with old gastritis. If you want to cure the stomach, you should refuse from other hot drinks and drink chamomile tea three times a day for a month. In addition, it will help to get rid of colic and discomfort in the stomach after eating too much, so it is simply irreplaceable after heavy feasts and during long holidays.
Due to the content in the dry raw material of vitamin C and ascorbic acid, which do not disappear after the infusion, the chamomile tea strengthens the immune system and prevent cold diseases. If you are subject to seasonal colds, drink more often this tea into your diet throughout the year, then you will be able to avoid acute respiratory infections and even acute respiratory viral infections.
In the fall, spring and winter, this tea is recommended to drink at least 4-5 times a week, as it not only disinfects, but also improves mood. If you’re still cold, and here chamomile tea will come to the rescue – it soothes a sore throat, also it has a diaphoretic action, lowers the temperature.
Chamomile tea contains flavonoids and azulenes, that is, has an antibacterial effect, therefore, helps to relieve internal inflammation. It gets rid of cystitis and other diseases of the genitourinary system, relieves pain in pyelonephritis, removes the effects of food poisoning, and outputs a poisonous substance from organism.
High levels of niacin does chamomile tea indispensable for those who, for whatever reasons, eats incorrectly or is on a strict diet. In addition, thanks to this acid, the body gets the necessary dose of vitamin PP, which, in turn, relieves spasms of blood vessels in the limbs and helps in the treatment of diabetes.
Chamomile tea restores the nervous system, it calms, helps to relax, relieves depressive states and consequences of stress. It save from insomnia. Those who regularly consume this drink less prone to neuroses, irritability and sleep disturbances.
Additionally, chamomile tea is recommended to use those who on a regular basis or just within 2-3 weeks take painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs, which include acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). This drink reduces risk of occurrence of erosion of the stomach wall and restores its microflora.
Chamomile tea cleans the liver, so it is worth regularly drink those who abuse the greasy and heavy food, alcohol and drugs. This drink is a preventive measure, in some degree protects against liver cirrhosis.
Chamomile tea is a slight antispasmodic, relieves muscle spasms, so it is recommended to drink with headaches caused by sudden weather changes or differences in blood pressure, with pain during menstruation, with exacerbation of gastric diseases.
In addition, the useful properties of chamomile tea are: getting rid of migraines, lowering cholesterol and sugar in blood, prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease. Some experts say and that this drink has a choleretic effect and helps to get rid of kidney stones and gall bladder.
Chamomile tea helps to preserve youthfulness. Its use improves the skin tone, making it younger and fresher. Moreover it is recommended to take an infusion of chamomile inside an empty stomach and wash them. Freeze the broth in ice cube molds gives a great effect – you need to wipe them the face, neck and décolleté in the morning.
Chamomile tea: contraindications
Chamomile tea really has a wide range of useful qualities and actions, but, as with any drink, it does have some contraindications.
First as it is surprising, but cases of manifestation of allergic reactions and indigestion were reported. Therefore a contraindication is an individual intolerance.
Secondly, chamomile tea is not recommended to take at the same time (in one period) with soothing and diuretic drugs. The fact that it also has similar properties, so that mixing it with a sedative, antidepressant and a diuretic can cause overdose.
On this, by and large, contraindications and end. Generally, chamomile tea is so useful that it is given even to infants, and from an early age.
How to collect and dry chamomile
Chamomile can be purchased at any drug store as a scattering and a store in the form of tea bags, but if you collect it yourself, you will know that only a natural product got into your cup. Collect this flower in ecologically clean areas during flowering (May-June), take those blossoms that have just opened, and pinch off heads without stems.
Dry chamomile, spreading a thin layer (1 kg per 1 m2) in a shady spot – under a canopy in the street, in the attic of the house or in a well-ventilated area. It takes 5-6 days. Periodically mix colors, but do it carefully so that petals shouldd not crumble. You can dry the raw materials and in a little warm oven.
During drying avoid getting direct sunlight and heating above 40 degrees – and that, and another kills the beneficial properties of this plant. Chamomile is ready for use when the receptacle is easily pounded with fingers in the dust. Store the dried flowers in a box or in a linen bags. Shelf life – 1 year.
How to prepare a chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is not boiled. Basically flowers just pour boiling water at the rate of 1-2 teaspoons per 200 ml of water and brew 7-10 minutes, strain and drink either in pure form or with the addition of sugar or honey. In order to get a richer drink you can hold it for 20 minutes in a water bath (in a slow fire).
For those who for whatever reason do not like the taste of chamomile tea, we offer to try to make it with the addition of other equally beneficial ingredients. Chamomile itself from such a “neighborhood” will not lose its magical properties.
The recipe of chamomile tea
For 2 servings you will need: 2 heaped teaspoons of chamomile flowers, 4 leaf of fresh mint (or 0.5 teaspoons dried.), finely grated zest of half of a medium-sized lemon and 3 teaspoons of liquid honey..
Pour the chamomile and mint with 500 ml of boiling water, let stand for 5 minutes, then add the zest and leave for 5-6 minutes. Strain the resulting drink and put in it honey.
In conclusion let me give you one piece of advice: chamomile tea really will bring you a lot of benefits if it is natural. If you want to take advantage of its medicinal properties, then do not buy tea bags, as well as the one on the packaging of which is written, that the it is added in flavors. It is better to acquire a scattering of dried flowers with this collection date, or at least with a shelf life.