Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is an extraordinary plant, which has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. The plant is recognized mainly for its benefits on stomach problems, but its area of action extends to other diseases. Chamomile tea has healing, antioxidant and cleansing properties. In addition, it is a good moisturizer for the skin and is considered an effective remedy in skin care routine. Using chamomile tea in the rinsing stage, you will see that it accelerates the color of blond hair. And if chamomile tea is regularly used to rinse hair, the remedy will help your hair become lighter in color - of course, for a longer period of time. Chamomile has strong antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, which are effective in treating stomach cramps as well as intestinal cramps. Chamomile tea also reduces intestinal transit problems and relieves bloating. On the recommendation of the phytotherapist, the consumption of chamomile tea can treat problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastroenteritis and nausea.
A small shrub, cranberry bears the scientific name of "Vaccinium vitis idaea" and is part of the Ericaceae family, which includes blueberries and currants. Among the people, it is also called cemetery, poranici, smirdar, brebenoc, cununita or pervinca. Cranberry grows in subalpine regions, and in our country we find it in the high areas of the Carpathians, especially in Transylvania, the cranberry plant withstands brilliantly and the temperature of -25 degrees Celsius. The most popular use of cranberries, cranberry juice and tea is in the treatment of urinary tract infections. A study cited by WebMD found that cranberry juice and tea act against bacteria that cause urinary tract infections in just 8 hours. This drink is effective even in the fight against Escherichia Coli (E.coli) bacteria infections. Cystitis is also one of the diseases that can be successfully treated with the help of cranberry drinks, which is why cranberries are considered especially beneficial for women. Viral conditions, such as laryngitis or pharyngitis, can also be treated with cranberry tea, and its anti-inflammatory properties help rheumatists relieve pain. Cranberry infusion can also be used instead of mouthwash, helping to sanitize teeth and gums. Cranberry tea is tasty and can be prepared very quickly from either fruit or sachets. The infusion is prepared from 1-2 teaspoons of fruit in a cup of hot water, which we cover for 5-10 minutes. The recommended daily dose of cranberry tea is 2-3 cups a day between meals. The preparation of tea using sachets follows the same rules. To protect your body if you notice symptoms, or if you want to get rid of urinary tract infections, in addition to a personalized treatment prescribed by your doctor, it is good to follow a diet of a few days with three cups a day.