Photo of fennel seeds
Fennel seeds are excellent for warming the kidney and bladder region [Image: Jeeheon Cho - wikimedia Commons]

Chamomile and fennel tea

4 January, 2012

A perfect tea for the winter months.

This is a soothing, anti-inflammatory infusion of herbs that is both effective and simple to make. Makes 3 servings.


Both chamomile and fennel are well-know for their beneficial effect on an unsettled, bloated or acidic digestive system. It will encourage better food assimilation, help regulate the bowels and improve an over-acidic system.


  • 1tsp chamomile
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp meadowsweet
  • 1 tsp marshmallow root finely chopped
  • 1 tsp yarrow


1 Put the herbs in a large teapot

2 Boil 500ml (16 fl oz) of water and add to the teapot. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Drink 1 mug of the infusion 2-3 times a day

NOTE: this tea is not suitable for use during pregnancy.


  • Taken from Neal’s Yard Remedies Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs (Dorling Kindersley). To purchase a copy or get more details see here.