Chamomile tea is widely used throughout the world due to a wide range of health benefits. Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
Health benefits of chamomile tea
Chamomile tea has muscle relaxing properties. Camomile tea regularly increases levels of the amino acid glycine in your body, and higher levels of glycine may help to ease menstrual cramps by reducing muscle spasms and encouraging your body (including the uterus) to relax.
Chamomile has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds due to its antibacterial properties.
Chamomile tea can be taken on a regular basis in proper amounts as it can help you sooth down the pains from stomach ulcers. Simply prepare a cup of Chamomile tea following the directions on the package and drink it twice a day until while symptoms are present (one cup first thing in the morning, and one in the evening).
Chamomile is wonderful remedy for sleep disorders such as insomnia. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties and is often taken before bed to promote restful sleep.
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chamomile reduces cramping and pain in the bowels and also helps to relieve excessive gas and bloating in the intestines. It also helps you get rid of heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome.Therefore, a simple remedy is to drink a cup of chamomile tea to help relieve irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and gastroenteritis or stomach flu.
Regular intake of chamomile tea can help you get rid of migraines. Take a cup of tea when you start noticing the symptoms of a migraine headache. It works best if you take it before the headache actually gets severe.
Treat Scrapes And Burns
Chamomile oil is very useful in treating bad burns. Simple rub a small amount of oil gently across the burned area once a day. For scrapes and burns you can also brew a strong concoction by adding 3 tea bags to one cup of boiling water. When the water cools, dip a cloth into it and use it as a compress on the wounded area.
Using For Lighting Skin
Simply make a paste of brewed chamomile tea with coarse cornflower or cornmeal. Apply this to your face and allow it to dry. Then use a soft cloth and gently scrub it off. This soothes the skin and helps heal sores.
Reducing Dark Circles Around Eyes
Placing cooled down chamomile tea bags under the eyes can help reducing under-eye dark circles and eye puffiness. It also soothes your tired eyes.
Fight with Cold
Chamomile has anti-bacterial properties. Another very good reason to add chamomile tea to your tea cupboard is this tea’s ability to boost your immune system. Chamomile tea taken during cold and cough helps a person recuperate from it faster.
For Dental Health
Drinking a cup of camomile tea (or simply gargling with cooled camomile tea) can encourage healing of and bring soothing relief to painful gums, gingivitis, canker sores, and toothaches.