14 Benefits Of Chamomile Tea


Stomach cramps

The strong antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties found in chamomile tea make it an effective remedy for stomach cramps. Drink tea twice a day, in the morning and the evening to relieve pressure and pain.

Sleep aid

Do you suffer from insomnia like millions of other Americans? If so, you might find relief from a warm cup of chamomile tea taken about 30 minutes before bed. Molecular Medicine Reports notes:
“Chamomile is widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Studies in preclinical models have shown anticonvulsant and CNS [central nervous system] depressant effects respectively… 10 cardiac patients are reported to have immediately fallen into a deep sleep lasting for 90 minutes after drinking chamomile tea.”

Migraines

As soon as you feel a headache coming on drink a cup of chamomile tea. The key is to drink the tea before the headache gets too bad.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

If you find yourself with a nasty stomach bug, try a warm cup of chamomile tea. It can bring relief from the cramping and pain that accompanies IBS. In addition, it can help relieve excessive gas and bloating. 

Immune booster

If you suffer from frequent colds or flu, catching every bug that comes around, you may benefit from drinking a cup or two of chamomile tea daily. A study published in American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that when German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) tea was consumed five times a day for two weeks, markers of antibacterial activity increased in participants.

Burns and scrapes

Not only is chamomile an effective herbal infusion, but it can also be used topically. The Egyptians, Romans and Greeks all used a poultice made from chamomile flowers for wound healing.  Rub a small amount of strongly brewed tea on minor scrapes and burns or make a compress with a clean cloth. To make really strong tea, brew 3 bags in one cup of boiling water. Be sure wait until the tea has cooled to use.

Dark circles

If you hate that tired look that comes with dark circles, you may want to try some chamomile tea. The tea reduces inflammation and tightens skin, leaving you looking refreshed and vibrant. Dip two tea bags in warm water and leave them in there for five minutes. After they cool, place them on your eyes at night for a soothing compress.

Lighten skin

Skin can become blotchy as we age. To help moisturize and even out uneven spots, use chamomile tea. Simply boil 2 cups of water with 2 chamomile tea bags in it.  Pour into a bowl and carefully place your face in the steam. To intensify the treatment, put a towel over your head. This will relax you while it conditions and lightens your skin.

Acne prevention

Chamomile is loaded with beneficial antioxidants that help fight free radicals. This makes it useful in the prevention of bacteria that causes acne. Use the same steam method as mentioned above a few times a week to keep your pores clean and bacteria at bay.

Reduce swelling and pain

Swelling from overuse or injury can be very painful. Rather than look towards anti-inflammatory medication that can cause serious side-effects, try some chamomile tea. The tea is loaded with natural anti-inflammatory properties that go to work to help your body reduce swelling. Drink a few cups of tea to relax muscles or make a compress for the sore area uses cool tea.

Reduce blood sugar, keep vision, nerve and kidney damage at bay for diabetics

According to research, drinking a cup or two of chamomile tea after meals is an effective way for diabetics to reduce blood sugar and decrease their risk of vision, nerve and kidney damage. 
Molecular Medicine Reports   
“Studies suggest that chamomile ameliorates hyperglycemia and diabetic complications by suppressing blood sugar levels… [and] increasing liver glycogen storage…”

Reduce risk of thyroid and breast cancer

Many people in Greece enjoy herbal teas, especially chamomile tea. Not surprisingly, researchers have found that the rate of thyroid cancer in Greece is much lower than those found in the United States or Europe. It was found that persons who drank chamomile tea six times a week had a 70 percent less chance of developing thyroid cancer and those who consumed the tea regularly for thirty years had an 80 percent lower risk.
It is suspected that flavonoids in the chamomile such as apigenin, found also in celery, fruit, herbs and parsley, contributes to its anti cancer potency. In animal studies, apigenin has been found to shrink cancerous tumors.
A 2011 study showed that apigenin delayed the formation of tumors in rats with breast cancer. Another study conducted in 2013 showed that apigenin blocked the ability of breast cancer cells to stop their own death.

Skin irritation

Sunburn, rashes, eczema and insect bites can be annoying and painful. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile can ease the pain and irritation. In one study it was found that chamomile was 60 percent as effective as hydrocortisone cream.

Muscle spasms 

Chamomile tea elevates levels of glycine which has been shown to calm muscle spasms. Glycine is a known nerve relaxant, which also makes it an effective anxiety and stress reliever.
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