Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile is a great herb often found in Europe and North America. Believed to be the world’s most soothing herb, it is well known for its relaxing properties and is often made into tea. But did you know that drinking chamomile tea can give you a whole lot of other benefits aside from relaxation? Read on to know just what I’ve gathered about this excellent beverage.

1. Stressed because of your period? Having the usual stomach cramps? Drinking chamomile tea may help you as its anti-spasmodic properties makes it a great treatment to various pains like stomach cramps, menstrual cramps, diarrhea, and other stress-related pains. Drinking chamomile tea has also been associated with increase in urinary levels of glycine, an amino acid that relieves muscle spasms and which is also known to be a nerve relaxant.

2. Having a hard time sleeping because of some problems that worry you? Try drinking chamomile tea which is used to relieve anxiety and insomnia.

3. Had a little too much to eat? Is your digestion all messed up? Chamomile can be used to treat bowel inflammation, digestive disorders and heartburn because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes the muscles lining the digestive tract to relieve pain.

4. Suffering from skin and eye problems or bacterial infections? Chamomile has also been found to be a great treatment to skin disorders, sunburns, and eye problems. If you want to relieve tired or puffy eyes, you can soak a wash cloth or cotton on a cool cup of chamomile tea and place the cloth over your eyes a few times a day.

5. Having a bad day? One glass of chamomile tea may be all you need to relax and improve your mood. Studies have shown that not only does chamomile tea relax; it can also lighten up a bad mood.

6. Feeling a bit weak? Not too conditioned lately? Drinking chamomile tea regularly may help you get in your normal top condition as studies have shown that chamomile’s antibacterial properties boost the immune system and fight infections associated with colds.

Care to share your knowledge on chamomile tea?

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5 thoughts on “Benefits of Chamomile

  1. I am a fan of chamomile, too, and often drink this to relax, tame a troubled tum, or when I’ve indulged too much.

    I have read that this gentle herb is a good remedy for menstrual cramps. According to a British study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, drinking chamomile tea results in an increase of glycine in urine levels. This amino acid actually relieves muscle spasms, so it is helpful in relieving cramps by relaxing the uterus.

  2. Chamomile has been used for centuries to calm troubled thoughts and to aid digestion. Slightly apple-like in flavor, the name comes from the Greek “Kamai”, meaning a ground apple. As apples give great nutrition so does Chamomile. Now I don’t know about all the girly stuff, but what I have found is after a solid sweaty work out, Chamomile give me a solid boost. Enjoy!

  3. Hi Ileane,

    I like you article on chamomile tea, which is both wonderful and delicious. I had written a similar post on my health blog if you have a chance to check it out!

    -Michelle

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