5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile has long been known as one of the most common medicinal herbs in the world. This plant is generally recognized safe but it still carries some risk of side-effects or unsafe interactions. However, these side effects are minimal and there are more health benefits of chamomile tea that you may not know about.

1. Help you relax and sleep better

Chamomile has almost magical properties that promote good sleep. This tea is a natural remedy for people with insomnia or for those who find it difficult to sleep well. It has long been used to help relax the mind and reduce anxiety, which is one of the most common causes of insomnia. Besides, chamomile can relax muscles of the uterus and soothe menstrual cramps by increasing glycine that reduces muscle spasms. Therefore, you are recommended to drink a herbal tea 30 minutes before bedtime to have a good night’s sleep.

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2. Good for your skin

Apart from being an effective sleep aid, chamomile tea is very good for your skin. It is rich in azulene that has anti-inflammatory properties and can relieve skin irritation and itching. It has benefit of soothing burns, grazes and scrapes as well. Besides, chamomile tea fights against bacteria and eliminates chances of infections and swellings on your skin. This plant also protects it from free radical damage that causes premature aging. So you can use chamomile in your homemade beauty recipes to draw its beauty benefits.

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3. Good for your hair

Chamomile tea can keep your hair healthy, too. This herbal drink can brighten up the blonde hair instantly as well as lighten your hair gradually. It can also work well in preventing and eliminating dandruff along with soothing irritated scalp.

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4. Help you get rid of dark circles

Chamomile tea’s beauty benefits don’t stop there. This plant is an effective home remedy for dark circles and pigmentation as well. You can place cooled down chamomile tea bags under your eyes to soothe your tired ones, reduce dark circles and eye puffiness.

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5. Help people with diabetes

Another huge benefit of chamomile tea is decreasing blood sugar levels without impacting the insulin system, thereby controlling diabetes mellitus symptoms. A 2008 study proved that daily consumption of chamomile tea could help prevent high blood sugar or hyperglycemia as well as slow the progress of diabetic complications. Therefore, few cups of chamomile tea consumed on a daily basis can help people with diabetes.

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Neil Karen has 386 articles online and 17 fans

I am a doctor at a general hospital in Washington DC. I am interested in issues related to health and environment. Currently, I am also a freelance writer for a health magazine.

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This article was published on 2013/09/10