Very few things in life can compete with the pleasure of leisurely sipping a steaming hot cup of tea. But you know what makes this experience even more comforting? Why chamomile tea, of course.
But before we get down to why chamomile is as great as it is made out to be, let’s get one thing out of the way. It’s ka·muh·mail and not cha·mo·mile. Phew! Now that that’s done–let’s get down to business.
Chamomile tea might be the “in” beverage to sip on right now, but it’s been around since the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman eras.
In fact, did you know that Egyptians used chamomile in the mummification process? Maybe that’s why it’s touted as a sleep inducer! All jokes aside, chamomile has therapeutic prevalence even today.
Here are a few health benefits of this wonder herb that you just can’t ignore:
1. It can put you to sleep
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If sleeplessness is a concern then enlist chamomile in your service. It relaxes muscles and calms the nerves so that you can doze off comfortably. Sip on a cup after dinner and sleep like a baby all night long.
2. For the love of your gut!
A healthy gut means a healthy body and mind. Guzzling down chamomile tea an hour or so after a meal can reduce stomach acidity and protect you from gastrointestinal ailments.
3. Arms up against common cold
If cold, cough, and sore throat is troubling you, then chamomile is your best bet. It can reduce inflammation and cough and give you relief from a blocked nose. You can also inhale chamomile steam for similar effects.
4. Respite from anxiety
On some days, all you need is to feel calm in the midst of chaos. Well, you can do that with a cup of chamomile tea. The essential oils in chamomile, along with its aroma, have a soothing effect and can help relieve anxiety.
5. For a diva-like glow
Acne, pale skin, puffy eyes, and wrinkles–unfriend all of these with a cup of chamomile tea. With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, this tea is a treat for your skin. Plus, it also fights pigmentation and offers protection from harmful UV rays emitted by the sun.
6. Chamomile for cramps
Well, this one is a godsend. According to a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Chemistry, chamomile tea has pain-relieving and antispasmodic properties.
Now that you’ve read it all, it’s time to start sipping!