CAMOMILE TEA: INTRODUCTION
Camomile tea is one of the most popular varieties of herbal tea. The tea is prepared with the flowers of the Chamomile plant. The flowers can be either fresh or dried, depending on your personal preference. The plant is a member of the enormous Asteraceae family, which contains a close relative with a similar appearance. This popular relative is the common daisy (Bellis perennis). The two primary species of Chamomile plants used for tea are the Roman/English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita).
Many herbal tea beginners wonder what the difference and relation is between Camomile Tea and Chamomile Tea. The answer is straightforward and simple. These teas are the exact same except for their name; the only difference is the spelling. That leads to the next question, why is the spelling different? This question is fully answered in the “Summary” section below.
I decided to make this post to summarize the main facts of this amazing tea. If you would like to see a more detailed analysis, you can visit my Chamomile Tea Ultimate Guide. It is perfect for beginners that don’t want to get overwhelmed, and for people that don’t have time to read
CAMOMILE TEA: A COMPLETE SUMMARY
History of Camomile vs Chamomile
This amazing tea has two names. What’s in a name? Why are there two ways to spell C(h)amomile? The tea is made with the flowers of the Camomile plant. The plant name “Camomile” is commonly spelled “chamomile” due to the roots of the word. because it derives from the Greek name for this wonderful herb “khamaimelon” which directly translates to “earth apple.” The Greeks attributed this name to the plant due to its sweet aroma which resembles freshly sliced apples.
The spelling used in this post, Camomile, is the traditional Middle English spelling. This is the Old English translation which originated in the Middle Ages as the tea spread through Western Europe. They used the tea for several purposes including treatment for insomnia, fever reduction, and skin conditions.
There are several benefits of Camomile Tea. These benefits and positive uses include: treatment of sleep disorders, blood thinning, immune system strengthening, cold remedy, skin healing, digestive health, colic treatment, muscle relaxation, swelling reduction, and a decrease in menstrual cramps. You can see a very detailed analysis of these benefits in the Ultimate Guide for Chamomile Tea.
Camomile Tea: The Ultimate Guide
I highly suggest viewing my Ultimate Guide for Chamomile (Camomile) Tea if you would like to learn more about this tea. It contains a complete analysis and all of the details for this amazing tea. It includes the following categories: Appearance, History, Benefits, List of Uses, Possible Side Effects, Flavor/Taste, and a Free Recipe.
The best recipe for chamomile tea is included in my Ultimate Guide which you can visit by clicking the link above.
CAMOMILE TEA: CONCLUSION
Camomile Tea is extremely popular due to its sweet taste, pleasant aroma, several uses, significant health benefits, and the ease of finding the main ingredient, the Chamomile plant. There are two ways to spell the tea. Camomile is the historical spelling, and Chamomile is more commonly used today.
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