One thing I always like to have on hand is dried Chamomile tea. And no, it’s not just a children’s or ‘old lady’ tea. It’s actually a powerhouse in its own right and has been used worldwide for the centuries. In addition to being calming and promoting sleep, it is also antispasmodic to the intestinal tract, and it helps heal gastric and duodenal ulcers.
But, did you know that those lovely little tea bags can also be used as a mini-compress for tired, sore eyes? Yep, just soak them in hot water soften the herb, let them cool, give them a little squeeze and lie back and place them on closed eyes.
A strong tea of chamomile mixed with some Epsom salts also makes a great antibacterial soak or compress for a localized infection.
But one of my favorite things to have on hand is Frozen Chamomile Cubes. To make this remedy, it’s really easy. And here’s how to do it:
All you need:
- Squeaky clean ice cube tray
- 1 medium pan for bringing water to a boil and for steeping the herb
- 4 Organic Chamomile tea bags, OR 4 tablespoons of Organic dried Chamomile flower
- 4 cups nearly boiling water
Place tea into the hot water. Cover and let steep 10-15 minutes. Remove tea bags. Cool and then fill ice cube trays. Store in a bag in the freezer.
Uses for Chamomile Cubes:
These are great to have on hand when to throw into smoothies and are appropriate and safe for children.
Useful when made into ice chips for someone recovering from nausea or diarrhea to nibble on.