Chamomile & Lemon (Organic)
Country of Origin: Various (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)
Grade: Super Fine, Grade A
Altitude: 450- 750m above sea level
Manufacturing Type: Field grown, sundried, machine milled, Coarse Cut
Cup Characteristics: Scent of Chamomile blended with Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle provide a very nuanced and smooth taste.
This is a great after meal drink where not only does it relax you but helps your digestive system as well.
Infusion: The infusion is orange tending yellow.
Ingredients: Chamomile, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle.
Description: If this is one tea that is good for the soul, this is it. Why? Well, let’s examine the reasons. The blend is created using the all-natural flavors of Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle and Chamomile. An exquisite outcome and here are the reasons.
Lemon Myrtle: A wonderful thing about the citrus-scented lemon myrtle is that, in addition to being flavourful and refreshing, it has a number of health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant that can ward off illnesses, and it can be used as an antiseptic. Its rich lemon aroma is both pleasant and soothing. Lemon myrtle is used to treat a diversity of ailments from throat disorders to gastric problems.
What is Lemon Myrtle? The lemon myrtle is a tree that grows naturally in the Australian coastal regions like Queensland and New South Wales. The tree can reach heights of 18m or more, though its average height is approximately half of that. The tree is now grown in other parts of the word, including in South Africa and the southern sections of the United States and Europe. While the tree’s flowers and fruits can both be eaten, it is the leaves that have gained a reputation for having the most uses and health benefits.
Among scientists, lemon myrtle is known by its Latin name, Backhousia citriodora. Although it is most commonly known as lemon myrtle, it is also recognized by other names, including lemon ironwood and tree verbena. Despite its citrus scent and flavour, lemon myrtle is not acidic.
What are the ingredients? The leaves of lemon myrtle are rich in essential oil, most of which is made up terpenoid aldehydes such as citral. Citral can be used medicinally in a number of ways. It is this ingredient that gives lemon myrtle many of its health benefits.
What are the health benefits? Lemon myrtle has a reputation as a powerful antiseptic and antiviral agent that can destroy disease-carrying microorganisms. It has been used to treat allergies, colds, sore throats, gastric disturbances and infections. Murray, Michael T. Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. January 7, 1999. It has further been used to alleviate headaches, fevers and muscle cramps and spasms. Shneider, Rob. Why Drink Lemon Myrtle Tea? October 18, 2011. According to Go Wild Harvest LLC at http://www.gowildaustralia.com/uploads/LemonMyrtlepresentation_1.pdf, lemon myrtle promotes a healthy immune system and can be applied topically to treat problems like warts, cold sores and acne. It is a highly potent antioxidant that can help fight diseases such as cancer. It is high in minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium, and it has a healthy helping of vitamins A and E.
Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomach ache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, rheumatism, fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent. It has a very strong lemon flavour.
Chamomile: There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomila – sometimes referred to as bachelor buttons because of the shape of the flower heads – but the best quality comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. Chamomile flowers have a yellow center and white petals – they almost look like a daisy. They have been used since Ancient times for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties, and each offer their own additional health benefits.
Chamomile is an age-old medicinal herb known in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Chamomile popularity grew throughout the Middle Ages when people turned to it as a remedy for numerous medical complaints including asthma, colic, fevers, inflammations, nausea, nervous complaints, children’s ailments, skin diseases and cancer. As a popular remedy, it may be thought of as the
European counterpart of the Chinese tonic Ginseng.
Chamomile are native in many countries throughout Europe, and are cultivated in such countries as Germany, Egypt, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, and parts of Eastern Europe. The various different Chamomile plants are very distinct and require their own set of conditions to grow. For example, Roman chamomile is a perennial plant (meaning it will live more than two years). It grows close to
the ground and has smallish blossoming flowers. It tends to be bitter when used in teas. German chamomile, on the other hand, is a sweeter variety. It is an annual plant and can grow large blossoms up to three feet in height.
The plant’s healing properties come from its daisy-like flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apigenin) and other therapeutic substances.
Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses.
Extensive scientific research over the years has confirmed many of the traditional uses for the plant and established pharmacological
mechanisms for the plant’s therapeutic activity, including antipeptic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-allergenic activity.
Recent and ongoing research has identified chamomiles specific anti-inflammatory,anti-bacterial, muscle relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-allergenic and sedative properties, validating its long-held reputation. This attention appears to have increased the popularity of the herb and nowadays Chamomile is included as a drug in the pharmacopoeia of 26 countries.
Specifically, chamomile may:
• As a tea, be used for lumbago, rheumatic problems and rashes.
• Relieve restlessness, teething problems, and colic in children.
• Relieve allergies, much as an antihistamine would.
• Aid in digestion when taken as a tea after meals.
• Relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.
• Speed healing of skin ulcers, wounds, or burns.
• Treat gastritis and ulcerative colitis.
• Reduce inflammation and facilitate bowel movement without acting directly as a purgative.
• Be used as a wash or compress for skin problems and inflammations, including
inflammations of mucous tissue.
• Promote general relaxation and relieve stress.
• Control insomnia. Chamomiles mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects may help those
who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily.
• Treat diverticular disease, irritable bowel problems and various gastrointestinal complaints.
Chamomiles reported anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic actions relax the smooth
muscles lining the stomach and intestine. The herb may therefore help to relieve nausea,
heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It may also be useful in the treatment of
diverticular disorders and inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
• Soothe skin rashes (including eczema), minor burns and sunburn. Used as a lotion or added
in oil form to a cool bath, chamomile may ease the itching of eczema and other rashes and
reduces skin inflammation. It may also speed healing and prevent bacterial infection.
• Treat eye inflammation and infection. Cooled chamomile tea can be used in a compress to
help soothe tired, irritated eyes and it may even help treat conjunctivitis.
• Heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease. A chamomile mouthwash may help soothe
mouth inflammations and keep gums healthy.
• Reduce menstrual cramps. Chamomiles believed ability to relax the smooth muscles of the
uterus helps ease the discomfort of menstrual cramping.
Hot Tea Method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 200 – 260mL of fluid volume in the teapot.
Pour boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 7-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method: Generally not recommended
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