7 Benefits of drinking chamomile tea

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Do you need help with sleeping, food digestion or just seeking to improve your heart health:
then drinking Chamomile tea is a step in the right direction due to the numerous health and
 skin benefits it provides. 

During these distressing days of uncertainty, a simple and natural remedy can work wonders.

Commonly known as a natural sleeping aid, Chamomile tea is a popular beverage that derives its,
benefits through its antispasmodic properties which help to relax the muscular and nervous tension.

 Chamomile tea is prepared from dried flowers and is known to boost immunity as
well as reduce stress.

In this article, I will address 7 of the great health and skin benefits of drinking Chamomile tea.

1. Reduces inflammation – The chemical compounds contained in Chamomile tea have
been proven to help reduce inflammation which is an immune system reaction to fight
infection. 

The properties of chamomile soothe a sore throat while antibacterial properties eliminate the cause of the common cold or flu.

Studies have shown that this beautiful daisy flower is an awesome tea to boost your immune system.

2. Promotes better sleep – Chamomile tea has properties that treat insomnia to relax and soothe the nervous system in which will help to increase deep sleep. 

It does not contain any caffeine, makes it ideal to consume before bedtime to help you sleep better naturally.

Chamomile tea triggers the release of hormones such as serotonin and melatonin, which are known to combat stress.

 3. Lowers blood sugar and treats diabetes – Research has shown that consistently drinking Chamomile tea can actively help to reduce the blood sugar in diabetic patients. 

4. Anti-aging – Due to the high antioxidants in Chamomile tea, it helps to accelerate cell and tissue regeneration which helps to slow down the aging process.

5. Cures skin conditions – Using cosmetic products like lotions, eye creams, and soaps that contain chamomile tea is capable of aiding in the treatment of mild skin
conditions such as eczema and inflammatory skin conditions. 

The study also found that applying chamomile-extract directly to a wound assisted in healing.

6. Cancer treatment and prevention – Some research studies have
suggested that Chamomile tea could support the treatment and prevention of cancer by targeting cancer cells and preventing those cells from developing in the first place

7. Reduce menstrual pain– Studies have shown Chamomile tea as an effective therapy in relieving pain originated from dysmenorrhea otherwise known to many as menstrual cramps. 

During the study, women have also reported a reduction in anxiety and most psychological issues associated with period pain.

This tea relieves excess gas and reduces inflammation to reduce feelings of bloat and stomach pain. The chemical compounds in chamomile also reduce ulcers by controlling acid levels in the stomach.

Take Away

Chamomile tea is a healthy beverage and rich in powerful antioxidants that have many health benefits. The blossoms of the chamomile plant (manzanilla) have been used by ancient Egyptians for over 3,000 years for their pleasantly calming, comforting, and anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile has a sweet, mild taste with a little hint of apple and is caffeine-free. With a recommended dosage of 1 to 2 cups daily and it’s an absolute high possibility you will see health improvements.

How to make chamomile tea-

 You will need:

  • Water (filtered)  
  • Tea kettle (to boil the water)
  • Dried chamomile flowers
  • Infuser or strainer
  • Sweetener (milk, sugar or honey, but that is completely optional I personally enjoy this tea with nothing added, the healthier choice)                           

Instructions:

1. Add dried chamomile to your infuser or place a tea bag in your cup. If you’re using an infuser, use about a tablespoon of dried chamomile.

2. Heat your water using a tea kettle or pot until it boils. [You should not let the water boil for long. Remove the water from the heat as soon as you see small bubbles forming]

3. Pour water from the kettle over the chamomile and cover. This helps to fully release the oils and matricin from the flower, enhancing the taste and medicinal components of your cup of tea.

4. Steep (let it sit) for about 5 minutes. going forward, you may adjust the amount of chamomile you use and steep time to taste, but steeping too long may result in a more bitter taste.

5. Uncover and remove your infusion device from your teapot or mug. If you steeped loose-leaf, pour the steeped tea through a strainer into a second mug.

Your chamomile tea is now ready to enjoy.

What benefit have you experienced from drinking chamomile tea? Comment below.

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