This Florida “winter” is 87 degrees so, that called for some chamomile sun tea! All you need is a big glass jar, lose leaf herbs or tea bags, filtered water and sunshine! I love to make this and keep in the fridge to drink as is or to add sparking water or wellness shots.Jump to Recipe
What You Will Need
I get my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs
- big glass jar (1 liter or bigger)
- mesh to cover the top
- organic rose buds
- organic chamomile flowers
- ginger or juiced ginger
- raw local honey *optional
Science.. It’s What I love
This is where I go all nerdy on you and you get to decide if you want to read or just start making the recipe. Trust me – though – you’ll want to know this!
Did you know chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to man? Chamomile preparations are commonly used for many human ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatic pain, and hemorrhoids (1).
Traditionally, chamomile has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mild astringent and healing medicine
Roses are for much more than loving on your sweetie, they are a strong and beneficial medicine straight from the earth. They have several pharmacological properties including anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic, antidiabetic, and relaxant effect on tracheal chains have been reported for this plant (2). <– highly recommend this study.
The medicinal benefits of this “simple” flower are so widespread!
Let’s Make Some Chamomile Sun Tea
- 1/4 cup organic rose buds
- 1/4 cup organic chamomile flowers
- 1 large glass of filtered water
- ginger knob (or juiced ginger)
- raw local honey
Add your flowers to a large liter size mason jar and top with filtered water
Cover with a mesh cloth and sit in the sun all day
At the end of the day, it will be a light color, bring it in and enjoy with fresh ginger juice and local honey (pour over ice if you'd like)
If you’re a tea person, I’m stoked for you to try this recipe and you can checkout my mocktail recipe. Best of all, chamomile sun tea is perfect for a hot summer day and you can make it your own with other herbs and even add mint. Happy sunshine days!