You might already know that sipping on a cup of chamomile tea at the end of a long day can help you relax and sleep better, but there’s a lot more about this old traditional herbal remedy than its calming effect. Chamomile is the herb that comes from daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It is native to Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia and blooms early in summer. Many people prefer chamomile as a caffeine-free alternative to green tea or black tea for its floral aroma and nice taste. To drink it as herbal tea, the flowers are dried and infused in water. Having been used for centuries for its benefits, here are reasons why you need to drink chamomile tea.
1. Promotes better sleep and treats insomnia
Chamomile contains apigenin, an antioxidant that helps in soothing the nervous system, helps to relax, and accordingly promotes better sleep and reduces insomnia. Drinking chamomile tea regularly can also relieve stress.
2. Boosts immunity and treats cold
If you are feeling under the weather, chamomile is a great option. It helps treat common cold and helps soothes sore throat. You can also inhale the steam of chamomile tea to ease nasal congestion and stop runny nose.
3. Helps reduce menstrual pain and muscles spasm
The pain-relieving and antispasmodic properties of chamomile can help reduce menstrual pain when drank twice a day or two weeks before the period starts. Chamomile also helps reduce muscle spasms and relieves muscle pain.
4. Improves digestive health.
Chamomile tea promotes better digestion with its anti-inflammatory properties. It can protect against nausea, ulcers, and diarrhea. Chamomile can also be helpful for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
5. Good for your hair
Chamomile can promote healthier hair with its antioxidant properties that help in soothing irritated and itchy scalp and fighting dandruff. Rinse your hair with lukewarm chamomile tea for overall healthier and shinier hair.
6. Revives your skin
Chamomile is useful for the skin in many ways, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Placing cool chamomile tea bags under the eyes can reduce puffiness and dark circles while soaking a cotton ball in chamomile tea after it totally cools down can tighten pores, reduce acne, and tighten pores. If you are sunburnt, soak a towel in chamomile tea and gently pat on the affected area