Chamomile Organic Tea | Herbal Tea
A full-flowered organic herb, our Chamomile is sweet smelling (a little like honey) and is superior quality.
Chamomile has a long history as an herbal beverage with a sedative effect. At one time, it was available only by prescription at the apothecary shop. It tastes sweet and smells wonderful. Recommended for a long-list of health benefits that include anxiety, migraine and IBS, it is also recommended to boost the immune system and fight infections associated with colds and flu.
Researchers in England have found new evidence that the popular herbal tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps.
The researchers found that drinking the tea was associated with a significant increase in urinary levels of hippurate, a breakdown product of certain plant-based compounds known as phenolics, some of which have been associated with increased antibacterial activity. This could help explain why the tea appears to boost the immune system and fight infections associated with colds, according to the researchers.
Drinking the tea also was associated with an increase in urinary levels of glycine, an amino acid that has been shown to relieve muscle spasms. This may explain why the tea appears to be helpful in relieving menstrual cramps in women, probably by relaxing the uterus, say the researchers. Glycine also is known to act as a nerve relaxant, which may also explain why the tea seems to act as a mild sedative, the scientists note. Glycine supplements are sold in stores for that purpose, they add. Source: Science Daily
Chamomile lovers may wish to add sweetener, mint or lemon to their cup however Chamomile has a natural sweetness that requires no other additive.