Flores de camomila de té alemán (Chamomilla recutita) en el pradoFlores de camomila de té alemán (Chamomilla recutita) en el prado

I just tried to do nothing for 2 minutes. I sat in front of my computer watching an image of a sea while listening to the sound of crashing waves, without touching my mouse or key pad. It worked for approximately ten secundes. Then my eyes darted around the room, searching for something to occupy my thoughts. I then recrossed my thighs and cleared my throat. I then ran through my to-do list, which included a need to receive my itchy little fingers on the computer so I could check out the media! Finally the two minutes elapsed. But I can not honestly say I did nothing. In actuality, if my life depended on having the ability to fully block the mind chatter and internal antsiness which goes along with it, I’d say I’m in hot water.

Quizá sea ahí donde quiero estar.

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches hot water is far better to drink than chilly. When we drink cold water our bodies need to use energy to heat it up. Whereas hot or warm water is immediately consumed, calms the stomach and aids in digestion. Another thing about drinking hot water is that it is like taking an inner hot bath. You may say hot water is the poor man’s anti-anxiety representative, calming our nerves how a hot beverage can while soothing away the anxiety and tension we maintain in our stomachs.


I prefer drinking warm water in the colder months, though it’s boring and the water tastes somewhat musty to me. It’s often all I want to calm down when I’m stressed and overwhelmed. But hot water in Spring and Summer? I don’t think so. So here is my compromise. Chamomile sun-tea. It tastes fine at room temperature, delicious ice cold on these super-hot Chicago times and relaxing warmed up at night.

No falta mucho para que esas brillantes margaritas en miniatura aparezcan en nuestros patios. Florecen desde finales de la primavera hasta finales del verano, lo que nos dará muchas oportunidades de hacer té de sol. Basta con tomar 1/4 de taza de flores recién cortadas y enjuagadas en agua fría. Colócalas en un tarro o recipiente de cristal limpio con cuatro tazas de agua. Sella el tarro o cubre una jarra o un cuenco con un plato o una estopilla sujeta con un anillo de goma. Deja el tarro en extremo a la luz directa del sol durante ocho horas o más.

Sobre la manzanilla

Its title comes from the Greek for “ground apple” due to its apple-like odor, but expect the flavor to be refreshing and floral with hints of lemon and banana. For another taste try including mint, verbena or fresh strawberry, apple or peach slices. Strain the blossoms before drinking up a thirst-quenching curative glassful.

Manzanilla terapéutica

That’s right. Chamomile has many therapeutic applications. Early Egyptians used the herb to cool fever brought on by malaria. Here are some additional suggestions for how Chamomile can soothe assist. Add a cupful of flowers to a warm bath and soak for twenty minutes. To ease insomnia or calm an upset stomach, drink a cup of Chamomile tea before bedtime (two tablespoons of flowers in 2 cups of boiling water steeped for ten minutes should do it). Soothe burns with a poultice made with Chamomile blossoms. A trendy Chamomile tea compress may be a balm for irritated and strained eyes. Is it that time of the month? Chamomile can alleviate menstrual cramps.

Podría seguir y seguir. Basta con decir que la manzanilla es una de las hierbas más queridas y útiles conocidas por el hombre. Cualquiera puede beneficiarse de la manzanilla, pero probablemente sea más adecuada para aquellas personas que no pueden quedarse quietas ni dos minutos. Así que en caso de que quiera beber en una disposición soleada y tranquila este año, plante algo de manzanilla y desarrolle su propia calma.