CBD or Cannabidiol is being infused in drinks, food, snacks, and whatnot, so we thought of bringing you an exclusive guide to CBD Chamomile Tea. Grab a piece of paper and a pen, also your favorite snack, and read on as we outline the benefits of combining CBD with Chamomile Tea and leave you with a scrumptious recipe to try it for yourself.
For centuries, cannabis was considered merely a drug that induces psychoactive effects. No doubt it is still the most commonly abused drug of addiction throughout the world leaving behind opium addicts in the race. The stigma revolving around the use of cannabis has always served as a setback to the scientific community and researchers who are aware of the benefits of this miraculous plant.
But wait, what is CBD though and how is it different from marijuana?
This ladies and gentlemen is probably a million-dollar question right now. The thriving global industry of Cannabidiol is estimated to be worth $25 Billion (USD). Whoa, right?
You must be wondering by now how CBD is different from marijuana well, let’s answer that without any further ado.
CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring organic compound found in the plant of Cannabis. This organic compound along with several others are known as Cannabinoids. Therefore, Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabinoid that has numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties. Alongside CBD, there are several other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. These are THC, CBN, CBG, CBC, CBG-A, etc.
THC is the infamous cousin of CBD that has been stealing the limelight ever since the hype of CBD. You see, THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is known to induce psychoactive effects aka known as the high or buzz users experience.THC happens to be the active ingredient in Marijuana. Although marijuana contains other cannabinoids as well such as CBD, CBG, etc they are present in negligible concentrations.
Research on CBD concluded that CBD was a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with many therapeutic properties. Moreover, a strain of Cannabis Sativa that is Hemp when studied was found to be rich in CBD with minimal levels of THC. Hemp. which was already being used for fiber as an industrial raw material also became the main source of CBD.
Now, through selective breeding, we have strains of hemp that contain less than 0.3% THC but are rich in Cannabidiol.
Now that we’ve established the key differences between CBD and THC let’s move on with describing the benefits of CBD and what chamomile is if you’re not familiar with it already. Nevertheless, read on!
Read more about Types of CBD Concentrates.
Benefits of CBD
- Relieves Pain
- Is an anti-inflammatory compound
- Is a strong anti-oxidant
- Relieves Chemotherapy-induced Nausea
- Is Neuroprotective
- Promotes Appetite
- Improves Sleep
- Boosts Metabolism
- Aids in Immune System Functionalities
What is Chamomile?
Chamomile is a herb that is known to mankind for ages. Being a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family this plant is native to central Europe. It has two common varieties; the German Chamomile and the Roman Chamomile.
Being used for centuries for a variety of ailments like hay fever inflammation, menstrual irregularities in females, insomnia, and a number of other diseases, chamomile is also an active ingredient in many aromatherapies, cosmetic and beauty products due to its beneficial properties.
Chamomile flowers are first dried and through which beneficial flavonoids and terpenes are then derived. It is a well-documented herb and also quite known in the global community as a profound healing agent.
Benefits of Chamomile
- Relieves Menstrual Pain & Period Anxiety
According to numerous studies, chamomile tea begins exerting its analgesic and anti-anxiety effects right from one month of consumption. Read this study for more insight and say goodbye to PMS and Period Pain!
- Helps with Hay Fever:
Scientifically classified as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is an allergic response to a trigger in the air. Classic symptoms include a red and itchy nose, red watery eyes, sneezing and sensitivity. It is usually treated with nasal steroids and sprays, which we know now, cause a lot of problems on their own. Chamomile Tea is a known treatment for hay fever that can naturally cure most of the symptoms from taking it regularly.
- Helpful in Treating a Few Skin Diseases
Often listed as an ingredient in beauty/ skin care products for acne and inflammation, chamomile is believed to help treat eczema and solve our day-to-day skin issues of mild inflammation issues. It also promotes skin healing.
- Helps with Sleep Disorders:
Research has shown that chamomile for sleep is almost as good as Benzodiazepines, which are prescription medicines for insomnia and other sleep related disorders. It is believed to be the most effective at night.
- Lowers Blood Sugar
As a good news for diabetics, it was found in some studies that chamomile lowers blood sugar and helps with other diabetes symptoms. It is however, not a replacement of diabetic medicine, just an additional supplement that should be used if you have no allergies.
- Prevents & Slows Osteoporosis
Statistics from the International Osteoporosis foundation show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have osteoporotic fractures during their lifetime. That is a pretty high ratio, especially for women.
Research shows that chamomile may as well help with increasing bone density and well, with the scary stats we just presented, we’d be ready to take anything that has a slightest chance at preventing osteoporosis!
- Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation after a workout or as a response to exposure to skin irritants is normal, however, prolonged inflammation gives birth to a plethora of problems, the details of which we will not discuss here today. Give this study a read to understand how chamomile fights inflammation.
- Anti Cancerous
Although not very conclusive, but there are studies that believe chamomile may treat/prevent cancer cells from developing. Read this study.
Who Should Stay Away From Chamomile Tea?
Chamomile tea is made from dry chamomile flowers and chamomile, being a herb, may be contaminated with pollen from other plants, therefore may cause an allergic reaction to someone who is allergic to pollen.
Individuals with pollen allergy are advised to avoid chamomile tea. This is a serious suggestion and not to be taken lightly, there are plenty of other herbs that you can benefit from, so it’s not the end of the world.
If you are someone who has already used chamomile products such as chamomile tea and have had an allergic reaction but you’re still thinking about giving chamomile another shot then be advised, allergic reactions to chamomile tend to get worse with time. Even if you’ve had a single reaction where you consumed chamomile several times, it is still better to avoid. Period.
Lastly, doctors ask to avoid giving honey and some other natural products to infants and children and for good reason. Just like honey, chamomile may contain botulism spores that can cause infection in infants and children.
While the adults are able to fight off this infection, children and infants’ immune systems haven’t really developed and they struggle to fight the infection. Therefore it is best if the infants are children and are kept away from chamomile.
Benefits of CBD Chamomile Tea
Now that we’ve listed the benefits of both Cannabidiol and Chamomile, imagine blending both of them to create a heavenly herbal medicine that can possibly treat a number of ailments. Not only does Chamomile tea taste great but is easy to incorporate in your daily life without punching much effort.
Both CBD and Chamomile have anti inflammatory properties that can provide a double boost in warding off inflammation. Both of the herbs also help fight pain, so just imagine the power boost you can get by the complimenting benefits of both these herbs. Individuals who are sensitive to caffeine may find chamomile a pleasant tea alongside other options such as Green tea, etc.
Looking to relax in the evening? CBD chamomile tea is a convenient way of relaxing especially if you are a woman. Men cannot understand what a woman goes through in her menstrual cycle. The constant bleeding and excruciating pain put off a lot of women. Chamomile has proved its mettle in reducing the pain of the menstrual cycle in women. So, if you are a woman looking for some relief in your menstrual cycle and you haven’t tried the CBD Chamomile Tea combo, it’s time you gave it a try (only if you’re not allergic to pollen though).
Both CBD and Chamomile are being used as ingredients in cosmetic and beauty products due to their anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Regularly taking CBD Chamomile tea can have far-reaching effects on your health and skin. From skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne to sleep and mood problems, CBD Chamomile is the perfect combination.
Furthermore, but Chamomile and CBD have been found to have anti-cancerous properties. Many of the properties are the same in both herbs with the exception of a few. CBD has already produced evidence-based results depicting the reduction of chemotherapy-induced nausea alongside fighting cancer cells at the origin. Chamomile does the same. It fights off cancer cells right when they start to develop. Now imagine how effective both will be once they are combined.
How To Make CBD Chamomile Tea At Home?
Making CBD infused Chamomile tea has never been this easy. Without wasting any more time let’s list the ingredients and equipment that will be required to pull this off at home.
Things You’ll Need For CBD Chamomile Tea
- Almond Milk (500ml)
- Chamomile Tea Bags or 2 Tablespoon loose leaf
- 25ml Maple Syrup
- 10mg CBD Oil/ CBD Isolate or any other CBD concentrate
- Ginger (as per taste)
- Ground nutmeg (as per taste)
- Chamomile flowers (for garnishing)
Start off by healing the almond milk and tea (if it is not in the form of a tea bag, if it is, save the tea bag for later and just heat the almond milk). Remember not to let the milk boil here but provide steady heat and let it simmer. After you’ve heated your almond milk with or without chamomile tea enough, take it off of the heat.
The next step is to add the maple syrup, ginger and nutmeg with whatever CBD concentrate you have chosen for this task. Once you’ve done that, mix it thoroughly and slowly add the heated almond milk (with or without chamomile tea) to the other mix of ingredients.
The next step is to add the drink to a blender or a milk frother and blend at high speed. This will let you add the amount of foam you desire or generally like. Your CBD infused Chamomile Tea is almost ready.
The last is garnishing your CBD infused Chamomile Tea. Everyone wants their tea or coffee or anything that you make yourself look presentable, it’s human nature. We understand that and that is why we included chamomile flowers in the ingredients list to help you top off your CBD infused Chamomile Tea with Chamomile flowers that will leave your tea smelling and looking fantastic. Well, that is a phrase Pakistani’s love to hear.
CBD Chamomile Tea: Conclusion
All that we’d like to say towards the end is that you can never go wrong with making a herbaceous mixture, that too, of two incredibly powerful plants that have stood the test of time and have proven their worth to the world. CBD and chamomile is the ultimate combination that you need to double the healing and wellness power and uplift your body, soul and mind; helping you achieve mindfulness, stability and peace that you, like us, crave so badly in your life.