Rooibos and Chamomile, a powerful combination

Chamomile is probably one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family and represented by two common varieties viz. German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The dried flowers of the chamomile plant contain many components, namely, flavonoids, terpenoids, and coumarins, contributing to its therapeutic medicinal properties. Recent developments shed more light in establishing its therapeutic role in various areas as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, anti-allergic, anticancer, and anti-hypertensive agent.

Chamomile preparations have commonly been used for many human ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatic pain, and haemorrhoids.

Most common health benefits include its:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Help in soothing and aiding digestion
  • Calming effect
  • Supporting the immune system and
  • Improving cardiovascular conditions

Traditional medicine has long touted the effective use of chamomile as a calming herb, and therefore an ideal bedtime herbal infusion or applied in the form of an essential oil. Studies have shown that a cup of chamomile tea taken about 45 minutes before bed will induce sleepiness and give the chemical compounds present in chamomile enough time to activate sedation.

Similarly Rooibos studies have shown that Rooibos itself is naturally calming with a soothing effect on the nervous system that may also help relieve irritability, headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, mild depression and/or hypertension.

Together they form a powerful combination that has led to our highly popular Carmién Rooibos and chamomile blends created to suit every taste from adults to kiddies. This supports worldwide trends in herbal and fruit infusions, listing chamomile as one of the top 3 herbal infusions. These Carmién Rooibos chamomile blends are great go-to teas any time of the day: Relax, Orange Camomile with lavender, and our popular Sleepy Time, not only perfect for bedtime but also for hyperactive kids.