Chamomile Tea Benefits
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One of the most known and used herb is chamomile,
which is known in some places under the name of
moruna or the matrix. It is a herb that grows everywhere,
on the agricultural grounds, on roadsides, beside
houses. The flowers contain volatile oil, of the blue
color, which due to a principle called azulen and of
a glycoside of flavone nature (apigenin) have the
disinfectant properties, antispasmodic,
anti-inflammatory and anesthetic.
This herb blooms from May till in August, but
sometimes flourishes and a second time in
September. This period of prolonged blooming
allow that harvesting to be carried out in several
stages. It is good that it to take place only during
dry weather, on the sunny days, at midday.
But most important is to avoid the polluted zones,
places where were used toxic substances, in near roads etc., because the lead and other harmful
substances are taken up by plants and concentrates in flowers which thus become toxic. It is important
to know that only open inflorescences, as well long tails should not be collected. Harvesting should be
done when flowers majority have petals arranged horizontally. These to break with a tail no more than 2 cm.
After collection the flowers are immediately put to dry in a well-ventilated and dry place, in the shade in a thin
layer on paper or on a clean cloth. Should not be used printed paper, because the flowers can absorb toxic
substances from the printing ink. The flowers do not have to sweat, to make mildew or ferment.
For this, they should be periodically turned away and must pursued are not darkened.
The operation lasts one week. Then the flowers are kept in paper bags or cloth bags but not plastic or the glass jar
order not transpire. They should not be kept for more than two years.