Chamomile or; if you want to know it by its botanical name Matricaria; is we well known herbal remedy most famous for assistance in sleep or stomach soothing. However upon researching it, I have learned this pretty flower is good for much more than just that! But first, I will discuss the different types of Chamomile.
There are two most commonly found types German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile.) What we sell at Tundra Coffee Co. is Egyptian Chamomile harvested from the Nile River Delta. Egyptian Chamomile is the best quality Chamomile, though variations of the chamomile plant grow almost everywhere.
the phytochemical constituents in chamomile also include flavonoids, coumarins, plant acids, fatty acids, cyanogenic glycosides, choline, tannin, and salicylate derivatives.
Medicinal uses for chamomile include calming, treatment for digestive and stomach ailments, relive tooth ailments, immune system boosting, menstrual cramp soothing, hemorrhoid relief, antiinflammation, Diabetes treating, cancer prevention and when applied externally as a poultice it is said to be wound healing. It also has antidepressant properties.
I like to drink a blend of Chamomile, peppermint, lavender and rooibos when I have a headache and I find it to be quite effective relief. I also include it in my Happy, anti nausea and Bedtime tea blends.
I was very pleasantly surprised when I tried our loose Egyptian Chamomile for the first time, Chamomile tea has been something I have drank my entire life but always from teabags; Loose Egyptian Chamomile is a game changer. With a mildly sweet earthy flavor it has a bit of a creamy buttery quality to it when you steep it long and strong. And of course, Chamomile is a caffeine free infusion making it perfect for evenings or general relaxing!
My name is Lily, I am the store supervisor at Tundra Transfer Ltd. I love my job because it gives me a great excuse to learn more about a topic I have a lot of personal interest in - tea. I have always enjoyed tea, growing up green tea was the only caffeinated beverage I was ever allowed to drink and from that start my interest has grown. Since my employment at Tundra Transfer I have made it part of my job to be a knowledgeable source of information on teas and started a line of Wellness teas- A fantastic line of natural herbal remedies for all kinds of ailments. A big function of this blog will be featuring different types of teas and the medicinal benefits you can get from them.
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