Chamomile tea (Χαμομήλι)

Chamomile tea

Chamomile Tea

 

Happy New Year friends!! We hope that this holiday season has been one of love, family, friends who are like family, and great times for everyone.  Given that we are all, possibly, feeling a little over-indulged, we thought it would be timely to write about chamomile tea; a fragrant, herbal tea which goes a long way towards easing and settling a cranky stomach.

Chamomile tea is made from the dried family of daisy plants called Asteraceae.  You can drink it because it is delicious, but you can also try it because it reportedly has many medicinal properties.  Chamomile tea is said to treat inflammation, insomnia, muscle spasms and skin disorders, along with other aches and pains.  Growing up, a sore throat, tummy ache, or nagging cough were always invitations to brew a pot of chamomile tea and to serve it, usually, with a heaping teaspoon of Greek honey.  This herbal concoction is of course free of caffeine, making it pretty perfect for any age.  If you are pregnant at any age however (congratulations!), you should speak to your doctor before enjoying chamomile tea; certain varieties had been found to cause uterine contractions and induce miscarriage.  Chamomile is good…but nothing is that good!

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