Chamomile tea is something you rarely think about or buy on purpose, but most of us associate it with relaxation and relaxation after a long and stressful day. Interestingly, chamomile tea is not actually a true tea in the traditional sense, but more of an herbal tea made from flower petals. It’s naturally caffeine-free, so it’s perfect for people whose anxiety is triggered by caffeine, and generally for those who want a cup of tea in the evening but don’t want to stay up all night. Chamomile tea has been used since ancient times as a sedative and medicine for some ailments. Nowadays, it remains a popular choice for many looking for health benefits, and is even added to certain cosmetics for the same reason. Here are some benefits of chamomile tea that you should know.
1. Helps relieve stress
Perhaps the most well-known benefit of drinking chamomile tea is that it can relieve stress. Research shows that drinking one to two cups of chamomile tea a day can reduce stress and anxiety. Drinking chamomile tea causes your body to produce more serotonin and melatonin, which naturally calm your mind and make you feel more relaxed.
2. Relieves headache
We often experience headaches and migraines because there is a lot of tension in our body. Chamomile tea is full of antioxidants that help relieve tension, open blood vessels, and thus relieve tension headaches and migraines.
3. Reduces convulsions
The same antioxidants in chamomile tea can help you with menstrual cramps. There is a study that shows that women who drank chamomile tea for a month experienced fewer menstrual cramps, and the intensity and level of pain during these cramps was much lower than normal. Seems worth a shot if you ask me.
4. Helps to fall asleep
As we mentioned earlier, drinking chamomile tea causes your body to produce melatonin, which is a hormone that regulates your sleep cycle. Research shows that a cup of chamomile tea can help you fall asleep more easily and prevent restless sleep and waking up in the middle of the night.
5. Lowers blood sugar
Although chamomile tea is not a cure for diabetes, it can help lower blood sugar levels when consumed regularly. Therefore, it is suitable as a general way to lower blood sugar levels or prevent them from rising.
6. Soothes irritated skin
The soothing benefits of chamomile also work wonders when it comes to irritated skin. You can add a couple of tea bags or a handful of dried chamomile flowers to your bath to relieve itching and/or treat dry, flaky skin. Chamomile is often added to moisturizers that are designed for people with sensitive skin or rosacea.
7. Improves digestion
The most common cause of indigestion is inflammation, and chamomile tea is great for reducing inflammation and soothing the stomach. Chamomile has been used in the past as a cure for various gastrointestinal ailments, and while we know it isn’t a cure for serious problems these days, it can definitely help soothe a rumbling tummy. It can also help reduce bloating.
8. Promotes healthy hair
Chamomile tea can be used as a hair rinse to make your hair smoother and shinier. It is also beneficial for those who suffer from dandruff as it soothes a dry, irritated scalp. Chamomile can also be used to lighten hair naturally. Simply use it as a rinse to achieve all the above effects.