Here is a tea that I make that's very relaxing and warming just before bedtime. This tea will allow you to sleep soundly and enjoy a restful nights sleep... and this tea helps with digestion. Plus this wonderful tea is simple to make and the ingredients can be found just about anywhere.
1/2 - Cup of Whole Organic Cardamom Pods
1/2 - Cup of Whole Organic Chamomile Flowers
1/8 - Cup of Whole Organic Anise Seeds or 3 Star Anise Pieces
1 - Teaspoon of Ground Organic Nutmeg
8 - 4-inch Organic Cinnamon Sticks
3 - Organic Cloves
Grind all these spices together to a coarse grind and store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
To make tea take a heaping teaspoon of the ground tea and place it in a cup. Add boiling hot water and steep for 10 minutes, strain, and then it's ready to enjoy.
(Optional) You can also add a little vanilla extract if you like.
(Optional) You can sweeten this tea to taste with honey or stevia.
(Optional) You can add organic plant-based milk if you like.
This tea can be enjoyed nightly.
Try to buy organic, but if you can't find organic this tea will still be great.
Health Benefits of Organic Chamomile
Antibiotic – Chamomile is a great antibiotic, and if used in a salves or cream works wonders for soothing away skin infections... and if taken as tea or capsules helps with invading microbes.
Immune Boosting Agent – Chamomile Tea is brim full of antioxidants that boost your immune system and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Studies show that Chamomile contains polyphenols just like green tea that helps to slow the aging process and also help prevent colds and flues... and keeps working for more than 2 weeks after you stop taking Chamomile.
Anti-Inflammatory – Chamomile is also a good anti-inflammatory agent that can soothe irritated skin. It can create a healing balm for mucous membranes of the eyes, gums, intestines, and helps with mouth ulcers as a gargle... also works well for arthritis, joint pain, and rheumatism.
Hemorrhoids – Chamomile creams and ointments soothe away the itch, swelling, and pain associated with hemorrhoids.
Contains – Chamomile contains powerful healing agents such as quercetin, luteolin, farnesene, and chamazulene, and it also contains coumarin which is an anti-clotting agent which helps to prevent heart attacks.
Skin – Chamomile is a great antiseptic agent for acne, allergies, burns, psoriasis, stings, bruises, diaper rash, chickenpox, bites, eczema, swelling, and other skin problems and irritations. And studies show that Chamomile can speed up the healing of skin wounds. And a new study shows that Chamomile is just as effective as 1% hydrocortisone.
Panic Attacks and Anxiety – Chamomile Tea and capsules can take the edge off emotions... and make your panic attack and anxiety disappear.
Stress – Chamomile is great for calming down and easing away stress.
Helps Breathing – Chamomile Tea opens up the lungs and eases breathing during colds and flues.
Helps You Rest – Chamomile Tea will lull you to sleep... works great for insomnia.
Spasms and Cramps – Studies show that Chamomile Tea can create glycine which is a good soothing agent for all the muscles in the body, and works well for cramps associated with PMS. And it's very soothing for stomach irritations, cramps, and intestinal cramps... and Chamomile can with vaginal inflammation.
IBS – Chamomile is one of the best healing agents for IBS and gas.
Colds and Flues – Because Chamomile is full of antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds for colds and flues.
Cancer – Chamomile like some other veggies contains apigenin which is a powerful anticancer agent. Studies show that apigenin works well for killing breast cancer cells... and apigenin is also a great anti-inflammatory agent, and inflammation is one of the reasons cancer takes off.
Diabetes – Chamomile lowers blood glucose... and help with stress and stress increases blood glucose so Chamomile soothes away both. And studies show that taking Chamomile can decrease the incidence of diabetic complications.
Migraine Headaches – Chamomile Tea works wonders for headaches, but it also works great for heading off the beginnings of a migraine headache too.
Germany – Commission E in Germany recommends Chamomile for stomach cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, IBS, skin swelling, and bacterial infections.
Remember Use Organic Chamomile and Eat Organic to Stay Healthy
Enjoy a Restful Nights Sleep!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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