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There are many uses for Chamomile tea. Its uses have been recorded as far back as the days of the Romans. The Romans used it for its antispasmodic and anti-flammatory properties. This tea is one of the most effective therapeutic teas known. Chamomile is a gentle herb, which makes it safe for children as well as adults.

Chamomile tea has many therapeutic effects for the body. It is used for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipoismatic and antibacterial effects. This tea helps calm the nerves and helps in falling asleep. Chamomile tea can be uses in compresses and added to baths.

To prepare Chamomile Tea:

Place one teaspoon of chamomile flowers in a pan or teapot. Use one teaspoon per cup of water. Boil the water; let it cool, less than five minutes.

To use chamomile tea to help alleviate inflammation, restlessness and insomnia, add one quart of chamomile tea into a bathtub full of water. Then soak in bath for twenty to thirty minutes.

Chamomile tea is also good for flu and colds. The germicidal effect of a chamomile vapor helps destroy germs that are caused from the flu and the common cold. Pour two quarts of hot water over two cups of chamomile flowers. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the aroma and vapors.

There are also different variations of Chamomile tea that can be produced for different ailments.
For gastric problems, this version of the tea soothes the gastrointestinal tracts and stimulates digesting, which makes this tea useful for stomachaches and overeating.

To prepare tea:

1 ounce chamomile
2/3 ounce peppermint
1-ounce caraway seeds
2/3 ounce angelica.

Use one teaspoon of this mixture per one cup of water. Steep the mixture for ten minutes and strain.

For skin problems, this version of the tea stimulates healing of inflamed skin such as boils and acne.

To prepare tea:
1 ounce chamomile
1 ounce dandelion
2/3 ounce fennel

Use one teaspoon of this mixture per one cup of hot water. Steep for five to ten minutes and strain.

Take caution, chamomile has been known to cause allergic reactions in people whom are allergic to ragweed or other members of the daisy family. If you have any of these allergies, you should not use chamomile.