WHAT IS CHAMOMILE?
Chamomile, or better known as chamomile, is an excellent natural remedy for many ailments. This plant has been used since ancient times to cure illnesses or even to scent temples and palaces. In fact, this infusion was already consumed more than three thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt! Did you know?
Chamomile is a beautiful yellow flower with white petals. A curious fact is that its characteristic apple aroma gives the name to this flower, chamomile.
Chamomile is grown in fields in countries such as Spain, North Africa and South America and is considered one of the most popular medicinal plants in Spain.
But what is chamomile good for?
BENEFITS AND THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF CHAMOMILE INFUSION
First of all, as an infusion, chamomile does not contain theine, so it is perfect to consume at any time of the day. In addition, since it does not contain theine, it is a drink suitable for children and adults.
Components such as chamazulene and alpha-bisabolol provide excellent anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties.
Helps good digestion
For heavy meals, chamomile tea can help improve digestion by relieving feelings of heaviness and bloating. A study showed that chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial capabilities. Therefore, chamomile is ideal for reducing stomach acid levels that cause pain and discomfort.
Helps reduce stress and fall asleep
By improving digestion we also reduce the stress caused by the discomfort of an upset stomach and we feel lighter to rest better at night.
The soft and penetrating aroma together with the delicate flavor of chamomile produces a great sensation of calm that allows us to lower stress and anxiety levels. In fact, it has been shown, according to a 2016 study in the journal Phytomedicine , that its daily consumption significantly reduces the symptoms of anxiety.
Finally, thanks to its antioxidants, it promotes drowsiness, helping to fall asleep and rest better. And we already know that resting well is very beneficial to start the day better!
HOW TO PREPARE A PERFECT CHAMOMILE INFUSION?
Steps to follow
To prepare an infusion of chamomile you have to heat water to a boil at 100 degrees. Next, add a biodegradable chamomile pyramid to a cup of tea. For the perfect brew, cover your mug with a lid or small saucer. Let the infusion rest for 5 or 8 minutes. After this time, we already have our chamomile infusion ready!
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