Benefits Of Chamomile Tea.flv

Chamomile tea has been consumed for hundreds of years. It is made by infusing German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), a member of the sunflower family, in hot water. Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is also beneficial, but most research has been done on German chamomile and it is the most commonly used in teas. Here are eight health benefits of this popular tea: Better Sleep:Chamomile tea’s most well-known benefit is as a sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties and is often taken before bed to promote restful sleep. Stomach Soother:Peter Rabbit’s mother was right to give him chamomile after he ate too much in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. Chamomile is helpful for a variety of stomach problems. It soothes stomach aches, eases the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, promotes elimination, and assists in overall digestion. It is often found in teas for digestion in combination with peppermint. Menstrual Cramps:The ancient Egyptians used it to soothe menstrual cramps and now science is catching up. One study found that drinking chamomile tea raised urine levels of glycine, a compound that calms muscle spasms. Researchers believe this is why chamomile tea helps menstrual cramps. Hemmorrhoid Help:One study found that chamomile ointment was helpful in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Cold Fighter:Chamomile has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds due to its antibacterial properties. Wound Healing:The Egyptians, Romans, and
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