The benefits of herbal teas are not new to us!
We have been hearing people talking about the health benefits of these magic drinks. Chamomile tea, alongside moringa and lavender teas, also has its recognized role as herbal tea.
Chamomile tea, also known as Manzanilla tea is one of the popular beverages widely consumed across the globe. The chamomile plant is a unique herb and its preparations have many medicinal and therapeutic applications.
Health benefits of chamomile tea
Let’s have a look at some of the health benefits of chamomile tea. Some of the health benefits of chamomile tea are
Chamomile tea, having a pleasant flavour, is a popular beverage offering several health benefits. Though the type of chamomile tea present in one part of the world is different from what is found in other parts of the world, the basic ingredients remain the same.
Some of the health benefits of chamomile tea are;
1- Insomnia treatment
Certain components present in chamomile tea are known for their sleep-inducing qualities. Due to this reason, chamomile tea is considered an effective treatment against insomnia. I heard a renowned homeopathic doctor in Rawalpindi recommending chamomile tea to people who are suffering from any sleep-related problem such as sleep apnea or complaint about restless sleeping.
2- Anti-inflammatory properties
Another important health benefit of chamomile tea is its anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile tea can provide relief against stomach irritation, irritable bowel syndrome or even bloating. Apart from this, chamomile tea is also responsible for treating intestinal and stomach problems by regulating bowel movements and relieving stomach pain and spasm.
3- Good for cardiac health
Chamomile tea is also beneficial for our heart health and can help in lowering blood pressure as well as can reduce the bad cholesterol in our body that can adversely affect our heart health.
A renowned physician from Chohan clinic in Rawalpindi was talking on cardiac health and how several food components can help with heart health improvement and he particularly focused on the benefits of herbal teas for heart health.
4- Boosting the immune system
Apart from heart health, chamomile tea is also beneficial for boosting our immune system. A strengthened immune system can help to fight off infections and can ensure a healthy body. From preventing seasonal cold and flu, chamomile tea is responsible for relieving congestion.
5- Hormone balancing
Hormonal imbalance is crucial to our overall well-being. Chamomile tea is known to improve the hormonal balance in our body. It can improve the production of melatonin and serotonin hormone in the body which can relieve stress. Due to this property of chamomile tea, it is used to relieve migraine pain as well as to prevent chronic stress.
6- Chamomile tea is good for your skin
Our skin health is as important as our physical health. As a rule of thumb, products having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are generally good for skin health. Chamomile tea also contains both of these properties thus, considered important for our skin health. It is used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema and can also improve the texture of our skin.
7- Bone healthy
Chamomile tea is also good for our bone health as it can improve our bone density to a greater extent. Higher bone density can mediate the side effects of osteoporosis, a painful bone health condition. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile tea are also responsible for relieving joint pain and inflammation in the case of arthritis.
8- Menstrual pain relief
The menstrual cycle of females is as unique as they are!
For some women, it’s just a mild discomfort while for others it’s a very painful experience. Symptoms of menstrual discomfort include cramps, anxiety, bloating, mood swings etc. Chamomile tea is a popular choice for females to relieve the symptoms of menstrual pain.