What do you prefer when you brew your cuppa chamomile tea? Tea bags or loose leaves?
Some fancy tea bags over loose tea leaves because they are easier to brew and don’t require you to strain the tea into another cup.
It really is easier to brew chamomile tea from the tea bags rather than loose chamomile flowers. It’s a lot less messy than brewing from the flowers because you don’t have to bother with straining out the wet chamomile flowers.
A box of chamomile tea bags will normally cost you about $10-20. But, you can shop online for cheaper alternatives too.
But there’s more you can get from a chamomile tea bag other than a delightful cup of chamomile tea.
Of course, the cup of chamomile tea that you brewed will give you a range of health benefits. Chamomile has been used as a traditional herb for centuries now and it has been used as a treatment for a long list of health problems such as gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, common cold, eczema and so on.
But, did you know that chamomile tea bags are great for relieving swollen, puffy eyes?
Why is chamomile tea effective?
Compounds found in chamomile like bisabolol, azulene and flavonoids possess anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and astringent properties which can help you get rid of those tired bags under your eyes.
Chamomile is effective when applied topically because of its flavonoids, which are not only adsorbed by the skin surface, but reach deep into the skin layers.
To relieve your swollen Or puffy eyes, do this
- Steep two chamomile tea bags in hot water.
- Refrigerate the bags after the tea is brewed.
- Squeeze out the excess tea from the bags and then place these bags over your eyes.
- Lay down with these bags over your eyes for 20 minutes.
This should help reduce the swelling of the eyes and now you have yourself a cup of chamomile tea! It’s a good deal, if you ask me.
Pulling all-nighters on the reg? Don’t worry, chamomile tea bags’ got you covered! These tea bags can also be used to get rid of the terrible dark circles under those sleep deprived eyes.
Learn more on - how to use chamomile tea bags for eyes.
Things to consider
The FDA has classified chamomile as GRAS i.e. generally recognized as safe. However, do not use or consume chamomile tea if you have a ragweed allergy or allergy related to any flowers of the daisy species.
Also, do not drink chamomile tea excessively if you are pregnant.