Health Benefits of Camomile
Camomile Flowers are renowned for their calming qualities: well-known as a relief for insomnia, camomile flowers can also reduce stress, nervousness and anxiety. This floral infusion can help alleviate muscle cramps and aid digestion by relaxing the stomach muscles when it is drunk after meals. For pregnant women, it can relieve morning sickness.
In addition, drinking camomile flowers can help stimulate the liver and gallbladder, improving overall health and wellbeing. If you struggle with heartburn, it is also a wonderful alternative to milk for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan.
Similar in taste to Rooibos but with a delicious note of dark honey, this herbal drink can support the body to reduce both blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Honeybush has also been shown to be anti-inflammatory and anti-infective, which means it helps combat and prevent colds and flus, making it an ideal drink for this time of year. In addition, Honeybush acts as an expectorant that can help relieve coughing.
In women, Honeybush has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease, reproductive cancers and osteoporosis. Honeybush is also a help to those who suffer from IBS or Crohn’s disease.
On a lighter note, if you’re still recovering from a big night out, Honeybush is recommended to help your liver cope due to its antineoplastic properties.
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Smoky Russian Caravan
A perfect Tea for a dreich Afternoon
Smoky Russian Caravan is a wonderful smooth and smoky tea with a great backstory. Transport yourself back to the time when tea was transported by camel caravans on the Silk Road. Smoky Russian Caravan is a blend of teas that could have been drunk on these camel caravans, transporting teas on the Silk route from Asia to Europe. Make yourself a pot and imagine the hardy folk keeping warm on those cold nights around the campfires and imagine the smoke gradually improving the taste of the black teas and oolongs in the saddlebags of the camels. The perfect tea to enjoy on a dreich afternoon!