What Is Chamomile & What are the Benefits of Chamomile Tea?

Updated: Aug 14


WHAT IS CHAMOMILE?

Chamomile is a flower in the daisy family (Asteraceae), native to Europe and Western Asia. It's now found around the world, thanks largely due its apple-like scent that may have inspired its name--champagne being French for "German" or ' swallow'.


There are two different types: German chamomile populist plant -which has been used medicinally more often than Roman chamomile; however they both share similar properties.

The history of chamomile is long and celebrated by many. It can be traced back to 500 BC when it was first used as an herbal remedy in ancient Greece, during the time that Hippocrates founded medicine on herbs like this one!


Today we know him better for his famous "Hippocratic Promise" which stated 'I'll try anything at least once'. The list goes on with conditions such kidney problems or liver trouble but also digestive, insomnia ,skin irritations ,bruises, gout, ulcers, rheumatic pains & menstrual disorders .


The ancient plant chamomile has many modern-day uses, but its most common usage is as a sleeping aid and digestive remedy. There's some research that shows promise for this herb in treating diabetes symptoms due to its ability to increase serotonin levels within the brain (which helps regulate moods) while also functioning similarly with other neurotransmitters like dopamine or norepinephrine.


It contains more than 120 chemical components, many which are active ingredients with medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities. Some examples include apigenin (a phytonutrient) luteolin found in particular flowers can help fight cancer cells while also acting against infections or irritants from insects.


Native Americans would use this herb during times when they were injured because the injury site or wound would stop hurting immediately after application.


Selection and Preparation of Chamomile


Chamomile is an ancient herb that has been used for centuries to make beverages, teas and other items. There are many ways you can consume the flowers including internally as well externally on your skin or in capsules form - it's available pretty much everywhere!


To prepare chamomiles- in a cup of boiling water simply steep one heaping teaspoonful with two thirds regular/normal sized cups filled up high enough but so nothing spills out when pouring back down again after steeping until all liquid has been ingested alongside some honey if desired.


Possible Side Effects of Chamomile


The chamomile plant is part of the same family as ragweed and flowers such as Cosmos. This means that those who are allergic to these plants may react, sometimes severely when they use Roman Chamomile internally or topically; though reactions reported tend more toward skin irritation than anything else like vomiting for example .


Though it's not clear why this happens yet - some people believe there could be an issue with how your body metabolizes substances found naturally within flower petals (like alkaloids), so if you experience any symptoms after consuming roman algorithm spice powder- including severe itching I would advise you to not use Chamomile.


Finally, let's get to the good stuff! The Benefits!


What are the benefits of Chamomile Tea?


Chamomile Tea helps improve hair health

The chamomile tea that you drink can help to keep your hair healthy and shiny. The anti-inflammatory properties of this herb make it a great solution not only for dandruff, but also if there are dry patches in the scalp caused by an infection or fungus infestation!


If you're looking for a way to give your hair an extra boost, try pouring cold chamomile tea onto it after showering and rinsing with water. The lightening properties of this flower will bring brightness into every strand!


Chamomile Tea helps relieve anxiety


The results of a 2012 study conducted by researchers returned amazing results. Over an eight-week period, participants with anxiety were given chamomile extract every single day and at the end there were 50% less symptoms from those who took part!


Chamomile is a common choice for those suffering from anxiety and would like natural remedies. The delicate petals of the chamomile bloom open up to reveal their calming colors and help with anxiety. It has been shown time after again as an effective way of settling frayed nerves and helping put one's mind at ease.


Chamomile Tea helps boost your immune system


Chamomile tea has been shown to help raise serotonin levels in your body along with melatonin too. The two work together for a more peaceful mind and less stress, which means you'll be able to sleep better at night without waking up from headaches or migraines thanks to the chamomile's anti-inflammatory effects on muscles during menstrual cramps as well!


Chamomile Tea helps you get a better nights rest


We all know how important sleep is for our physical, mental and emotional health. But did you also realize that it has a powerful effect on your brain? In fact research shows certain nutrients can help promote better quality shut-eye - one of these being chamomile tea! Along with kicking out jangly nerves and putting us at perfect ease from stress or anxiety, sipping some iced Chamomile Tea may just be what's needed so we get more restful slumber at night.


Chamomile can help manage digestive problems


With its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile tea is an excellent way to soothe your stomach and encourage healthy digestive flow. The delicious blend of this herbal remedy's healing abilities will have you feeling better in no time!


Animal studies show that by reducing inflammation within our bodies it can help protect against diarrhea as well prevent ulcers from forming due the fact that high levels timatic Gastrointestinal (Gastro) Acid requires more acidity for complete digestion which reduces risk factors associated with developing these conditions when consumed regularly or at least daily.

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this blog should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your medical professional before ingesting or using anything. This blog is intended for informational purposes only.


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