I haven’t come across many people who aren’t aware of Chamomile or the famous Chamomile oil. However, there are always a percentage of those who are still clueless about the infinite wonders of the plant. This article will enlighten you about the importance of Chamomile and its uses.
Chamomile means ‘ground apple’ and has been around for hundreds of years. Its popularity began within the Roman Empire and spread like wildfire throughout the Egyptian rule. The best way to consume chamomile is by brewing a tea from its fresh leaves. For all these years chamomile has not just been valued for its special pigment or phytochemical, also known as flavonoids, but also for the numerous amazing things chamomile tea can do to your body. According to us there are plentiful advantages of chamomile tea but the following five benefits of Chamomile tea ought to be fathomed by every existing tea sensualist.
1. Treats Cuts and Wounds
During a recent study it was discovered that when rats suffering from wounds were treated with chamomile flavored water, they recovered faster than those who weren’t. Although the study is quite recent, Chamomile tea has been used by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians for more than a hundred years as a soothing agent for wounds to soothe healing.
2. Calms Muscle Spasms
There is a compound known as glycine which has been proved to have a calming impact on muscle spasms. According to a study, Chamomile oil was able to trigger the creation of that compound and consumption of Chamomile tea elevated the levels of glycine in one’s body. This is one reason why chamomile tea is advised as a home remedy during cramps.
3. Soothes abdomen Ache
It has been reported that Chamomile tea can relax the abdominal muscles and soothe lining of intestines. Therefore if you happen to be suffering from stomach aches due to poor digestion then just a cup of chamomile tea could be the answer to all that unbearable pain.
4. Promotes Sleep
In this modern age the one major ailment that most of us suffer from is poor sleep. We have too much on our mind, our days are exhausting and some of us juggle more than two responsibilities at a time. On such days drinking Chamomile tea is the best remedy. It will help soothe the nervous system and provide you with a long night of sound sleep. Again, Chamomile tea has been used as a sleeping pill for a hundred years. It’s the most natural and safest method without any side effects.
5. Promotes Healthy Skin
Who would mind having a clear healthy glowing skin? Chamomile tea with its anti-septic properties helps in clearing up skin irritations like disease of the skin, acne, or allergies in general. However it’s important to understand that this isn’t going to happen overnight. You need to make it a habit!
Although there are several applications for dried Chamomile plant or even as oil; the simplest and most frequently used is in the form of tea. For all the above stated advantages all you need is:
- A tablespoon of dried chamomile plant and pot of boiling water.
- Let the water come to a proper boil before you take it off the stove.
- Stir a tablespoon of dried chamomile leaves in the cup and then just allow the tea be infused with the leaves for at least five minutes or more.
- It’s important to check the temperature because straining the leaves too soon would fade away its benefits.
- As soon as the water is bearably hot then strain the leaves and enjoy the cup of tea in the luxury of your own company.
As per the National Library for Complementary and practice of medicine, exploratory studies or research on the benefits of Chamomile tea are limited and therefore, it is a little difficult to demonstrate the effects Chamomile tea can have. There isn’t enough proof but a clinical study conducted by the University of Toyama in Japan discovered that consuming Chamomile tea could diminish complexities of diseases that are inherited. However, lack of evidence requires further research to take place in order to directly associate Chamomile tea with its apparent benefits.