Chamomile tea prepares by infusing herbal properties of dried chamomile flowers in hot water without using black tea, any aromatic tea, green or yellow tea. Chamomile is a flowering plant, daisy plant of Asteraceae Family. You can find two common type of chamomile tea; one is the German chamomile and second is Roman chamomile. Both are with medicinal properties and using for digestive disorders. German chamomile is also using as a local application for treating inflammation sufferings due to hemorrhoids. It is also beneficial to treat insomnia and a good stress buster as it contains anti-anxiety properties.
It has flowery and soft bitter honey sweet taste. Since chamomile tea preparing out of Asteraceae Family, there will be many daisy-sunflower like a plant, and you will have a mild taste of all vegetables blended.
Chamomile tea is preparing from Asteraceae Family plants. These family plants look like daisy-sunflower in shape and all flowering plants are falling under Asteraceae is using to make chamomile tea, with few exceptions. Asteraceae is a large Angiospermae (flowering plant) family and it consisting of 32,913 recognized species, 13 subfamilies. The name ‘aster' derived from Greek, denotes as a star, as the flowers look like a star.
The dried and fresh flowers contain bioactive ingredients which help nourish the body, good for treating digestive disorders and for treating insomnia.
In spite of the advancement in medicines and technology, many mothers prefer home or herbal remedies for their infant babies. Herbal products have nil side effects and are therefore likely to cause no harm to the children. Over the counter medicines are expensive and may also have some side effects. Mothers often face problems while dealing with their kids' ailments.
The only way infants express their woes is by crying. The exact cause of this suffering is still unknown. Over the counter medicines cannot be used for children for a longer period. Though it can provide immediate relief, they cause many side effects and are harmful. Chamomile tea is thus one of the most useful herbal remedies. It has many proven benefits for kids. Chamomile is known to provide relief and respite from pain.
Chamomile tea is commonly using to treat regular complaints faced by babies. Some such uses are as given below.
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergic properties and thus provides relief from many ailments due to its nourishing property.
Chamomile tea used in its purest form is beneficial for the kids, as this way, there are fewer chances of causing side effects. This tea is not known to cause any allergies or rashes on the skin, some of the common symptoms of side effects. There are many vitamins present in chamomile tea like Vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, folic acid which is beneficial for babies.
While administering chamomile tea for children, it is advised to consult a pediatrician. Sometimes the tea bags may have a metallic substance which is harmful to children, or in rare cases child may be allergic to the tea.
Many kids fall ill very often, every time giving them over the counter drugs may not be advisable. Chamomile tea is the best remedy here.
Do not serve more than 1-2 oz. to infants within 24 hours. Once the baby is one year old, this dosage can increase to 3 ounces. Always ensure that the chamomile tea product you purchase is caffeine free. You must make sure to feed chamomile tea in the right dose and be careful that it does not exceed the limit within 24 hours in case of infants. Sometimes overdose of chamomile tea may lead to side effects. Stomach ache, skin rash are some of the side effects of excessive consumption of chamomile tea.
It is advised not to over feed the tea, as overdose will not provide relief from symptoms of pain.
We have seen the many medicinal uses and nutritive properties of Chamomile fit for infants to elders. Chamomile works wonders where many other medicines have still not proved their effect. It is one of the cheapest, safest and trusted forms of natural remedy, prescribed by Doctors as well. Chamomile is a safe, natural remedy, proven, reliable solution for many common ailments used since ancient times. Thus Chamomile herb is a boon to all parents. Since all babies and their physical conditions are different, you must be careful, if any persistent ailments continue for a long time, you must consult a pediatrician before doing further experiments with chamomile tea.
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