Chamomile Tea

 

Chamomile tea is know as a calming tea, it is now known that it has many other health benefits.


This tea is not only a lovely relaxant to help with a restful night sleep but it is very beneficial for diabetics.  Enjoy a chamomile tea before your nights sleep.


Current studies suggest that chamomile ameliorates hyperglycemia and diabetic complications by suppressing blood sugar levels, increasing liver glycogen storage and inhibition of sorbitol in the human erythrocytes . The pharmacological activity of chamomile extract has shown to be independent of insulin secretion , and studies further reveal its protective effect on pancreatic beta cells in diminishing hyperglycemia-related oxidative stress .


Method:


Put the dried chamomile flowers into a cup

Pour in the hot water

Allow to infuse for 3 minutes

Strain into another cup.  Use a tea strainer to catch the chamomile flowers.

Add lemon to taste


Enjoy and sleep well.

Ingredients:


2-3 Teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers per cup.  (use German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita)

Hot water