Chamomile Infusion Tea May help with Restless Sleep Syndrome or Insomnia

Consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for sleeplessness, Chamomile flowers have been dried and drunk as tea throughout the ages and spaces. The infusion makes for an excellent caffeine-free alternative and is popular for its earthy, sweet taste.

Among all the different varieties of chamomile, Egyptian Chamomile is the queen of relaxing herbs. It works a sleep aid; the benefits of chamomile are derived through its antispasmodic properties, helping to relax muscular and nervous tension. It helps those with insomnia, anxiety and comes in handy for the restless.

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6 Frequently Answered Questions on Chamomile tea

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1. What are the variations in chamomile leaves?

Ans: There are two common varieties of chamomile herb-

a. German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita)

b. Roman or English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).

Both are special for a different kind of use. While German Chamomile is mostly sold in the form of tea, one may apply Roman or English Chamomile directly to skin or hair. Continue reading “6 Frequently Answered Questions on Chamomile tea”

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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5 Chamomile Infusion Recipes for All Seasons

Chamomile is a well-known remedy for sleepless nights and days you’re feeling under the weather. But did you know — a box of chamomile infusion can do more than just calm your nerves? From festive brunches to parties to holidays, chamomile infusion can bring a mild yet a sweet, flowery twist to your everyday mocktails and delight your guests in ways more than one, all round the year.

Check out these amazing Chamomile Infusion-based recipes that you can easily rustle up using Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion. Each Te-A-Me infusion bag contains the goodness of fresh and authentic Egyptian chamomile petals that help to reduce your stress and anxiety levels.

Cold-Brewed Chamomile Infusion

This is a great basic recipe if you’re using Chamomile infusion to make mocktails and other beverages. Instead of the regular process where we brew the infusion in hot water, cold brewing helps produce a smoother, delicate, and better flavoured concoction without the hint of bitterness. For this simple process, you’ll need:

  • Cold water- 4 cups
  • Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion – 4 bags
  • Sugar or honey – according to your preference and taste

To make cold brewed chamomile infusion, all you need to do is, add the chamomile infusion bags to 4 cups of cold water. Cover and let the mixture refrigerate for a few hours up to overnight. Stir sugar or honey to taste and enjoy the drink as it is or use it to make other delicious mocktails.

Chamomile Infusion Mocktail

A sparkling chamomile infused mocktail needs only a few ingredients but creates a mouthful of bold and beautiful flavours to be enjoyed in every sip! Here’s what you’ll need to make 4 servings of the drink:

  • 4 bags of Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion
  • 4 cups of water
  • Honey (as per your taste)
  • Soda or tonic water
  • Ice cubes

Make cold brewed chamomile infusion following our first recipe. Pour the prepared brew over a tall glass half filled with ice. Stir in some honey and finish off with soda or tonic water.

Fruity Chamomile Fizz

A perfect drink for kids and adults. Serve this at a party and delight your guests with this wonderfully flavoured and tasty drink! To make 4 servings of the drink, you’ll need:

  • 4 bags of Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of grape juice
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 1 cup of cranberry or pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3-4 teaspoons of blueberry syrup
  • Honey or sugar (as per your taste)
  • Soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Thinly sliced apples or pomegranate seeds to garnish (optional)

Make cold brewed chamomile infusion by adding 4 bags of Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion to 4 cups of water. Set the mixture aside in a refrigerator for at least 4-5 hours.

In a jar, mix the chamomile brew with the fruit juices and blueberry syrup. Stir in the honey or sugar, whichever you are using. Pour over crushed ice in a large glass and top off with soda. Garnish with slices of apples and pomegranate seeds, if desired.

Chamomile Flavoured Lemonade

Take your simple lemonade one notch higher with this recipe. For this, you’ll need:

  • 4 bags of Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup thin sugar syrup
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing

For thin sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Brew 4 bags of Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion in 4 cups of boiling water and let the mixture steep for 4-5 minutes. Discard the infusion bags and set the mixture aside to cool.

To make a thin sugar syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir the mixture until sugar is completely dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely.

In a mixing jar, combine sugar syrup, lemon juice and chamomile infusion. Chill in the fridge before serving. Pour over ice and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

Chamomile Pina Colada

Who doesn’t like pina colada? It’s a classic mocktail and chamomile lends an interesting layer of flavour to it. Here’s what you’ll need to rustle up a batch:

  • 2 bags of Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Honey or sugar, to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoon chopped basil (optional)

Boil the 4 cups of water in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the Te-A-Me Chamomile Infusion bags. Let them steep for 4-5 minutes. Let the brew cool completely.

Combine chamomile infusion, pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, coconut milk, honey/sugar, and ice to a blender and blend until a smooth consistency. Pour into chilled hurricane glass and top off with more crushed ice. Add some basil for a unique kick!

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