3 Major Types of Chamomile Flowers

Interesting to note, there are several different types of chamomile flowers, like Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Moroccan chamomile, Yellow chamomile, Wild chamomile, Egyptian chamomile. Teas, however, are prepared only from Roman, German and Egyptian lot.

1. Roman Chamomile: A perennial herb native to western Europe, distinguished from others by its thick grey green leaves. This type is traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal disorders like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, vomiting, gas. Like most chamomiles, it also helps relieve inflammation of skin. Used Tea bags of this variety can double up for perfect under eye soothing pack or dabbed onto skin for local skin irritability, itchiness, rashes or redness.

2. German Chamomile: ?It comes from Europe, Western Asia and can be found in temperate North America and Australia. Oil of this variety is credited for its anti-inflammatory, sedative, antispasmodic, and anti-oxidant properties. The stem of this chamomile is smoother as compared to Roman chamomile herb.

3. Egyptian chamomile: Native to the lush valley along the Nile River in Egypt, this variety of chamomile produced is considered to be the highest-grade, best chamomile in the world! The tea made from Egyptian chamomile herb has a warm, earthy flavor with a pleasant fruity aroma. Egyptian chamomile tea is deep-yellow in color and has a sweet, floral taste. The calming, soothing, refreshing infusion from this variety is best to put you to a sound, relaxing sleep!

Chamomile in TE-A-ME Teas is invariably sourced the best ? Egyptian Chamomile. The golden yellow purity of this infusion is as assuring as its aroma. The first sip will reflect its true magic and the last one will keep you wanting more!

Chamomile Tea: What is it and How its made?

Chamomile is a beautiful white daisy-like flower that blooms on a herb, that which has been used for centuries for culinary and medicinal purposes. It has proven useful in relieving and even treating ailments like cold, fever, inflammation, stress and anxiety, muscle spasms, insomnia, ulcers, gastrointestinal issues, arthritic pain, infections, bloating, and a lot more!

The herb has fine aroma and is used in perfumes. Which brings us to its flavors, and its relevance in the world of beverages. Chamomile proves to be one of the very popular flavors in tea infusions across the world. Two major types are the German Chamomile and the Roman Chamomile, although more of their kind is available across the world.
Harvesting the Chamomile flowers is gentle yet labor intensive ordeal. The full bloom flower heads are plucked, leaving the stem behind. The flower heads are then left to dry in a warm, dark, dry area, or dried in a dehydrator. The flowers then can be used for up until 6 months.

Chamomile flower infusions are mostly blended with black tea or green tea leaves. By themselves, they are caffeine free infusions and prove to be a great treatment for insomnia, anxiety and stress. TE-A-ME Teas bring you pure Chamomile flower infusion that is picked from the finest Egyptian gardens. With every sip, you will experience the flowery magic of this timeless herb.

Chamomile Infusion Tea: Benefits in Sleeping

On average an adult needs 7 hours of sound sleep every day. During sleep, our bodily systems go through anabolic metabolism processes. These processes help building organs and tissues; restore various systems related to immunity, nervous, muscles, skeleton; impacting mood, memory, and cognitive performance. For an example, anabolism mineralizes bones and helps them grow. Sleep is any shorter duration or poor quality sleep causes serious damage to our health.  Some of the common symptoms of sleep disorder are psychological stress, heartburn, chronic pain, attention and focusing problem.

Taking care of your sleep 

Sleep disorder is a common life style problem today in developed as well as fast developing economies. We all have heard of insomnia! In India alone, nearly 10 million cases are reported every year. Stress at workplace; consumption of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine; intrusion of social media in dark hours; late night work shifts; all these are hampering our natural sleep cycle. Taking care of sleep is absolutely important. And that does not mean popping in some pills. If you are experiencing trouble sleeping you should consider sleep therapies. There are many of them; but the one that you can start right now is taking  chamomile tea regularly before going to bed. Chamomile is daisy-like white flower. Dried petals of chamomile flower are, generally, mixed with green tea leaves. Chamomile flower tea is a traditionally advised herbal infusion in various cultures across the globe for treating sleep disorders, anxiety and inflammatory condition; it is clinically approved too.

How chamomile helps sleeping

Chamomile extracts and tea possesses qualities of mild tranquillizer and sleep-inducer. The flavonoid and apigenin in chamomile tea bind benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Alike any anti-anxiety drug, like xanas, apigenin binds cell receptors providing mild sedative effect. However, unlike many anti-anxiety drugs, apigenin in chamomile has no addictive effect and other terrible side effects following withdrawal of the consumption. Apigenin, present in chamomile, provides moderate feeling of relaxation; changes negativity in mood! Also, regular drinking of chamomile infusion leaves a soothing effect on nervous system reducing depression and anxiety. Other than apigenin, chamomile extracts and chamomile tea contains ingredients like, glycoside, flavonoid, coumarin, farnesol, herniarin, germacranolide and nerolidol. Many of these active ingredients are also capable of binding GABA receptor and BDZ receptors causing sedative effect on brain. Many of them are in the process of identification.

How to make chamomile tea?

Many people make chamomile tea with fresh flowers. However, it is more common to use mix of dried petals and green tea leaves. For a cup of chamomile tea, you need to take 3 to 4 tablespoon of tea leaves. 4 tablespoon will make the tea a little stronger. Pour boiling hot water in the tea pot let the leaves soak for 5 minutes. You can add mint; or for sweetness, you can add a honey. Finally use a strainer while pouring from tea pot to cup and serve. To avoid all these hassles you can simply use chamomile tea bags. They are cleaner and quicker way to get your cup of chamomile infusion. With the mix of green tea leaves, chamomile tea bags are real health boosts. Te-a-me teas offers chamomile infusion bags prepared from the best quality Egyptian chamomile petals. These infusion bags are conveniently packed so that you can carry them anywhere you wish.

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