There are many benefits of Chamomile. It has disease-fighting antioxidants like terpenoids and flavonoids and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it beneficial in fighting colds, flus, infections, and even Candida. It may surprise you how many ways chamomile helps with everyday ailments.
- Insomnia – Chamomile tea relaxes nerves, helping you sleep better. It has no caffeine and is a comforting drink before sleeping.
- Fights Anxiety and Depression – Chamomile essential oils are a natural remedy for anxiety and depression and is often found in candles, aromatherapy and bath oils.
- Chamomile tea kills harmful bacteria and has the ability to boost the immune system.
- Chamomile tea also eases nasal congestion, runny noses and sore throats and naturally fights allergies.
- Chamomile tea has pain-relieving and antispasmodic properties. It decreases the production of prostaglandins (hormone-like substances that cause inflammation and pain).
- Chamomile tea can lower blood sugar levels and regulate the amount of insulin in the blood and helps to eliminate drops and spikes in blood sugar.
- Chamomile extract helps to stimulate osteoblasts, the cells that build bones. It can help increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
- Chamomile can treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting.
- Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that heals skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
- Chamomile fights bacterial infections of the oral cavity, teeth, gums and reduces pain associated with cancer sores, wounds and toothaches.
- Chamomile tea has antioxidants that helps boost your skin health. It helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars and fight breakouts, used topically. It accelerates cell and tissue regeneration, helps tighten pores, soothes sunburns and slows down the aging process.
- It can reduce those black circles under the eyes by placing chilled tea bags over the eyes.
- Chamomile tea helps eliminate dandruff, soothes scalp irritation and promotes healthy hair when used as a rinse.
Chamomile is available as a tea, essential oil, dry powder or tincture. Dry powder and extract provide the most potent forms of chamomile’s antioxidants. Look for organic, pure tea leaves. Side effects can occur with allergies to ragweed or pollen that can lead to drowsiness, eye irritation, vomiting, and nausea. Caution is advised to pregnant and breastfeeding women as excessive consumption of this tea may result in a miscarriage.