Loose Leaf Camomile Tea, for bums and tums.

I must admit when I saw this months Recipe Redux theme “Beverages are Hot” my mind initially drew a blank. Maybe it was the sleep deprivation that comes from having a young baby that stifled my imagination.  I knew I had a few smoothies ideasI could have used but they didn’t seem creative enough. It was only when I was making myself a drink that I realised what it was I wanted to base my healthy drink on. Camomile Tea.

For my baby shower my lovely creative friend Emma gave me a jar of dried camomile flowers which I added to in the summer by drying the camomile flowers and buds I grew in the garden. I really like camomile tea, not just for its taste and the fact it is caffeine free but also for it’s other uses. I use camomile tea as an afternoon drink and also for cleaning up the baby’s nappy rash. It works wonders. I use teething granules when the baby is teething and these contain camomile. They seem to calm and settle him.

Dietitian UK: Making A Cup of Camomile Tea

I only use 1 tsp of camomile flowers at a time and either brew these up in a large pot which makes me a couple of mugs of tea or I put it in a tea strainer that sits in my mug for a few seconds.

Dietitian UK: Dried Camomile Tea Flowers

It produces a much nicer version of camomile tea than the bags, which you’d expect with it being a nicer initial product.

Dietitian UK: Loose Leaf Camomile Tea

So this summer how about growing your own camomile to dry and use for tea?
Check out some of the other great ideas for healthy drinks below…



 

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