A wonderfully aromatic tea, Chamomile, derived from the Asteraceae plant is loaded with antioxidants and an array of nutritional properties that are beneficial to our mind, body and soul. Chamomile has been used for centuries as a natural remedy and solution to several health conditions by many the world over.
So grab a cup, brew yourself a warm soothing Chamomile Tea, sit back on your couch and read through this list of the many health benefits of Chamomile Tea.
Sleep more soundly
Having trouble falling asleep? Toss and turn no more with the help of a hot cup of tea! Chamomile has been proven to significantly improve your quality of sleep as it contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds receptors in your brain to promote sleep and reduce insomnia. Poor sleep has been linked to depression and anxiety therefore it is important to have a good night of sleep and wake up feeling well rested. For best results have a cup of Chamomile tea before bedtime.
Revel in Radiant Skin
With an array of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Chamomile can be used to treat skin conditions and speed up the process of healing wounds and scars. Natural polyphenols and phytochemicals in Chamomile help relieve irritation and dryness occurring from skin issues such as Eczema and Rosacea while helping prevent premature aging of the skin.
Improve your digestion
Recent studies have proven that having a cup of Chamomile tea 30 minutes prior to your meals can aid in better digestion. It can also help resolve problems such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), upset stomachs and abdominal pain. Chamomile is also an excellent way of relieving gas and preventing diarrhea with its use of anti inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.
Cure that cold
While there’s no actual way to cure a cold, having a hot Chamomile tea may help relieve symptoms such as sore throats and a runny nose. Try inhaling the steam from Chamomile tea in order to reduce nasal congestion.
Periods, you pain!
With its pain relieving properties, Chamomile helps relax the uterus and reduces the production of prostaglandins, which is a hormone like substance that causes inflammation and pain. Brew yourself a cup of Chamomile tea, put on your most comfiest clothes and kick those menstrual pains to the curb!
Bring down the Blood Sugar Levels
Keep your blood sugar levels in check by enjoying a cup of Chamomile Tea on the daily. Studies suggest that Chamomile with its anti-inflammatory properties aids in protecting your pancreas which produce insulin.
Hello, healthy hair
With an abundance of anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile can help combat itchy and dry scalps that result in dandruff. Did you also know that Chamomile can be used to naturally lighten your hair? Apply cold chamomile tea to your hair while you are having a shower!
So long, farewell, Acne!
Suffering from frequent acne breakouts? Chamomile tea can help fade spots and eliminate acne scars with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic components.
Reverse the aging
Chamomile can accelerate the process of cell and tissue regeneration which tightens pores resulting in slowing down the ageing process.
Say goodbye to sunburns
With its anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile can help soothe your skin when applied to the sun burnt areas.
A component called Flavones that is abundant in Chamomile Tea has the potential to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels which therefore plays a part in lowering your risk of heart problems.