Although tea drinking has been associated with health benefits for centuries, only in recent years have its medicinal properties been investigated scientifically. One must recognizes the healthy power of tea while getting the most out of their cups.
Tea’s health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants.
Green tea benefits are known to many, but Camomile is yet to receive those kudos for its varied benefits that just a cup of it’s brew or the herb provides. Camomile is an ancient herb and has been in use since ages for its healing and soothing properties to fight problems ranging from alleviating stress to relieving an upset stomach.
Camomile, is a herb alike daisy. This flower is used in different forms to avail its benefits, ranging from a powdered preparation to brewing a cup of tea to using the used tea bags or tea leaves!
Let us see what are the multiple benefits of this little herb, that’s making it’s sipping a popular trend all over the world??
Camoile tea, off late has become extremely popular among the new generation, as they lead a fast paced and stressed life due to work pressures with increasing sleep deprivation.This tea is a good solution for all those insomniac’s or sleep deprived people!
Stress = Sleep disorders. Camomile = soothing, relaxing, sleep inducing effect!
A cup of steaming camomile tea is all you need 30 minutes prior to hitting the bed!
(Those who like cold tea, brew it hot and then cool it down. Savour and relax!)
2.Cold fighter :
I know it sounds strange but studies have shown that camomile has immune boosting elements, that boost up the immunity and help in keeping infections like common cold at BAY!
Camomile tea can be used to relive the same. Brew yourself a steaming cup to get rid of that nauseous feeling, gassiness or to speed of your digestive track! It helps to relieve the discomfort, diarrhoea and is also a known remedy to cure colic in infants.
4.How about a pill free relief from those dreaded Menstrual cramps?
Yes, regular intake of camomile raises your amino acid glycine or ( IS IT GLYCOGEN) levels within the body and higher levels of glycine reduces muscle spasms and helps the uterus relax, thus relieving the cramps.
The tea is also considered to be an emmenagogue, and increases the flow of blood to the uterus and the pelvic region, thus helpful in cases of irregular menstrual cycle.
**HOWEVER, Pregnant women should those who are aiming to get pregnant should not have this tea as it can increase uterine contraction and lead to abortion.
Apart from various health benefits, Camomile tea certain other benefits such as soothing an insect bite to a diaper rash or even sunburn.
It’s a well known remedy to soothe eczema and other skin infections.
6. That’s not all. It can effectively be used to give a lighten look to the brown hair by using it as a hair wash. Add it to your bath and unleash the spa experience.
It’s antioxidant rich. Not only these antioxidants boost the immune system but, also keep the body away from chronic diseases. It also exhibits anti-ageing properties.
It’s has anti inflammatory elements too.
Cold Camomile tea can be used as a gargle or mouth wash to relieve tooth ache, painful gums etc.
** Person can be allergic to it, so be cautious about its intake.
**It contains coumarine, so those on blood thinners or bleeding disorders, avoid taking it as it may increase the bleeding.
So still thinking?
Grab a cup ad brew yourself the hot steaming benefits of the Camomile!!