Updated: Aug 24
The tea club has expanded from its brewed glory to all kinds of exotic flavoured tea. Although amongst serious tea lovers, a lot still remains the same. Health and fitness enthusiasts have long preferred green tea due to its weight management and 'waist' control benefits. However, chamomile tea seems to have impressed many people due to its tremendous health benefits. And if you are still oblivious of this tea and the goodness it has to offer, you are in the right place. Read on to know how chamomile tea can help you relieve chronic conditions and support general wellbeing.
1) It Reduces Inflammation
Chamomile is rich in flavonoids that are plant metabolites. Flavonoids play a crucial part in regulating cellular activity and fighting free radicals in the body. Simply put, flavonoids assist the body in functioning efficiently by protecting it from toxins and oxidative stress.
Chamomile is an antioxidant that helps you from aging too quickly. But that's just an added benefit because chamomile tea, due to its chemical compounds, impacts the body by helping it reduce inflammation. When the immune system attacks healthy cells, confusing them to be harmful intruders, it can cause autoimmune disorders with chronic conditions. Because inflammation is the way, the immune system fights infection. Still, when this system breaks and the body is continuously under attack by its own immune system, that's when there is a problem. Some of the issues caused due to chronic inflammation in the body are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and other joint diseases.
But no reason to fret. Because research suggests that chamomile can reduce inflammation in the body due to its medicinal properties. Of course, when combined with a healthy diet that includes a moderate level of physical exercise, it can reduce symptoms of chronic health conditions. It is incredibly potent when relieving skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
2. It is Calming and Relaxing
Chamomile tea is mainly thought of as nighttime tea. One that is hugely popular with those who will not compromise on their sacred ritual around bedtime. Although not backed by research, this tea most certainly aids relaxation and a feeling of general calmness. People who swear by its benefits claim to experience a better quality of sleep at night and feel less restless and chaotic during the day. In fact, it is no surprise that many doctors, hairdressers, and dentists keep chamomile tea bags in their selection for their clients. It helps reduce stress and anxiety and soothes your senses.
3) Relieves Menstrual Pain
Ladies, take note! Drinking chamomile tea won't just help you to snooze better, but during your difficult time of the month, it will also help fight those nasty cramps that just won't take no for an answer. Some clinical research claims that drinking chamomile tea for just three weeks can help reduce menstrual pain. And some women even claim to notice far less anxiety and distress caused due to abdomen cramps. What's not to like?
Chamomile tea has a lot to offer to you. But just looking at these three benefits, we are sure you are raring to get your hands on it. Just a word of caution before you plan your next tea night with chamomile, do make sure you are not allergic to chamomile products. The best thing would be to speak to your GP, especially if you suffer from a pollen allergy. As for the rest of you, get your fancy teacups out because this tea deserves nothing less. What's more, you will be doing yourself a favour by going to a trusted health food store backed by experience and a stellar reputation. To get the complete list of benefits, you must be sure of their quality.
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