There’s something soothing about chamomile, and it’s not just an oldwives tale. My grandma grew chamomile in her backyard, and she always made me a warm cup of manzanilla if my tummy hurt or before bedtime. I continue to drink chamomile at night to wind down, and when my children have a tummy ache, I make this chamomile tea for them. Even when they were babies, I’d make them some manzanilla sweetened with honey and give it to them in a baby bottle. A warm cup can be just the ticket to calming your child. This is a great tea to drink after dinner, before bedtime. You can either use dried chamomile flowers or chamomile tea pouches. Chamomile is best served hot and is delicious with a bit of honey.
1 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers or chamomile tea pouches
3 cups water
Bring 3 cups water to a boil, pour in the chamomile, cover and let steep 5 minutes. Strain and serve. Add honey to taste.
Photo by Jeanine Thurston.