What is Chamomile tea?
For a long time, chamomile tea has been used as a common folk cure for a variety of health problems. The plant chamomile (also known as camomile) is a flowering herb. Echinacea, sunflowers, marigolds, and other daisy-like flowers are all closely related to chamomile, which belongs to the Asteraceae family. It resembles a small daisy because of its delicate white petals around a yellow disc in the center. Compared to other flowers, chamomile has a stronger fragrance that has a calming, almost apple-like aroma.
Chamomile is common in herbal drinks and aromatherapy because of this, as well as its other claimed health advantages. Researchers are now looking more into how well it works to treat diseases like diabetes and cancer. For thousands of years, chamomile has been used as a traditional remedy to soothe stomach aches and reduce anxiety. The most popular use for chamomile is as a component in herbal tea. Some research suggests chamomile may provide health advantages, especially when combined with other herbs.
Chamomile contains a group of substances known as flavonoids. The medicinal benefits of chamomile are largely due to the minerals called flavonoids, which are present in a wide variety of plants.
Benefits of chamomile tea
Chamomile tea can help you sleep
Chamomile doesn’t force your body into anything; it doesn’t knock you out, sedate you, or make you drowsy. It’s light and gently sweet, making it a perfect sleep aid. It has a quiet, calming impact similar to that of a gradual, soft massage.
It can help with digestion
Due to its antispasmodic properties, which aid in reducing muscle spasms throughout the body, including the stomach and intestines, chamomile can be beneficial for issues with the digestive system. Sesquiterpene lactones, another class of bitter chemicals found in it, cause the pancreas to create the digestive enzymes necessary for breaking down meals.
Helps with period cramps and anxiety
The antispasmodic properties of chamomile tea may also help to reduce period cramps. Compared to a control group, women who drink chamomile tea twice daily during the luteal and menstrual stages of their cycles (the two weeks before and the actual time of bleeding) reported fewer cramps and less anxiety.
It acts as a natural cleaner and accelerates the natural healing process of the skin. Naf’s tea also has the property to soothe skin irritation that occurs due to UV rays. Drinking this tea can help people to overcome puffy eyes or dark circles.
Hair problems such as hair fall, greying of hair, dandruff, etc. are common because of the environment and lethargic lifestyle. The tea enriches the natural hair color and radiance when taken continuously.
Some studies have shown that it helps to maintain the glucose levels in the body, thereby coming as an effective treatment for diabetes.