Drinking tea has become a habit that is followed by many people including you. Even you love eating various kinds of teas include chamomile tea
Chamomile comes from Eastern Europe, have been used in other parts of the world for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. There are two types of chamomile, i.e. German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).
The most popular way to consume chamomile is the brewing of dry leaves and add honey. Moreover, in the market are also available in the form of tablets, capsules, creams, ointments, mouthwash, and extract fluid.
Chamomile is a storehouse of useful minerals and phytonutrients, such as flavones, glycosides, bitter glycosides, valeric acid, tannins, salicylic acid, coumarin derivatives, copper, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin B1.
Benefits of chamomile tea for health
Chamomile is beneficial to treat inflammation in the body, including respiratory tract infections, inflammation of the eyes or skin, inflammatory bowel, mouth ulcer, or inflammation of the gums.
2. Treatment of insomnia
Chamomile sleep can make us relaxed. Drinking chamomile tea about 30 – 45 minutes before bedtime. The aroma can make you relaxed. Until you can sleep soundly. Can also relieve any anxiety you have.
3. Relieve stress
Chamomile has a content of natural stress relief, and will soothe your nerves.
4. Help digestive health
Chamomile can free from bloating and gas formation and discomfort of colon irritation syndrome. Use chamomile tea or mix it with peppermint.
Some stomach problems like indigestion, cramps, gas and acid capable of effectively minimized with chamomile tea. Because the contents of the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in it is able to decrease pain in the gut that cause all sorts of stomach problems.
For gynecological problems such as menstrual cramps, chamomile to help soothe. If suffering from vaginitis, flush with chamomile tea you need.
6. Boost the immune system.
The production of white blood cells can be enhanced by taking chamomile tea, which improve the function of the immune system. When the immune system goes down, You can get a cold or the flu. Chamomile relieves these symptoms.
Some research suggests that if you are diligent in taking more than 2 cups of chamomile tea a day, then your immune system will rise sharply. Because the element of antibacterial in it is good to build a strong immune system.
7. Dark circles under eyes
Chamomile tea bags soaked in warm water, to help get rid of dark circles around the eyes.
8. Respiratory relief
Breathe in the steam from a hot chamomile herbal tea. This will relieve breathing during sinusitis or a cold.
9. Skin problems
Cooled chamomile tea can help a number of skin problems including skin rash, acne, or a yeast infection. To soften dry skin, pour some chamomile tea in your bath water.
Swelling and inflammation of the skin is able to be cured with chamomile tea. Because these plants have an effect against bacteria causes infection.
According to a study, symptoms of hyperglycemia and progression to diabetes can be effectively assisted with some chamomile tea.
taking chamomile tea on a regular basis every day is good for lowering blood sugar levels. So you can avoid the disease diabetes.
Some of the in-vitro study conducted shows the likely effectiveness of chamomile in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
12. Migraine cure
Migraines are able to make You feel nauseous, blurring of vision, and of course very very painful. If you are miserable, then try to consume chamomile tea. Natural deposits in it good to relieve migraine attacks.
13. Heal the wound
Since antiquity, chamomile tea is known as a natural remedy to accelerate wound healing.
There are still many benefits of Chamomile to alleviate or cure the disease. Nevertheless, Chamomile is not advised for pregnant women, according to the research there are benefits that will give effect to the pregnancy.
Even as quoted from ABC Australia, use of chamomile have side effects and impacts that are not too good. As a family of daisies, the powder of chamomile can potentially cause allergic reactions like vomiting, red-red on the skin or aggravate the condition of people suffering from asthma. In addition to this chamomile can be even worse if the sensitivity of people to the high interest of the powder.
Chamomile also contains coumarin, a compound in some types of plants are poisonous. Coumarin can increase the risk of bleeding and so dangerous if consumed by pregnant women.
Other negative effects of chamomile, potentially increasing blood pressure and change in blood sugar levels. Medical drug users to treatment of heart diseases or sedative, consumption of chamomile is not recommended.
If you consume chamomile for relaxation or as alternatives in addition to the usual tea, then it’s not a problem. But keep in mind that chamomile may not be consumed in excess and can be dangerous in some people with certain conditions, such as those mentioned above.
Are you interested in the benefits of Chamomile? It’s easy, simply add two teaspoons of Chamomile flowers in a cup of warm water (avoid using hot water/boiling because this will damage which worked), then mix well or cover and let stand about 5 minutes. You may add a little sugar to taste sweetness (should indeed be enjoyed without sugar because it will be more special), now a cup of Chamomile tea ready to relieve Your stress overload.