Chamomile health benefits

Chamomile (Matricaria chmornilla) is especially useful in treating dry flaky skin, wrinkles, inflammation, rashes, stretch marks, muscle stiffness and limb paralysis. Also used in hair care for a conditioner, especially for blond hair. The researchers found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a significant increase in urinary levels of hippurate, a breakdown product of certain plant-based compounds known as phenolics, some of which have been associated with increased antibacterial activity. This could help explain why the tea appears to boost the immune system and fight infections associated with colds, according to the researchers.
Drinking the tea also was associated with an increase in urinary levels of glycine, an amino acid that has been shown to relieve muscle spasms. This may explain why the tea appears to be helpful in relieving menstrual cramps in women, probably by relaxing the uterus, say the researchers. Glycine also is known to act as a nerve relaxant, which may also explain why the tea seems to act as a mild sedative, the scientists note. Levels of both hippurate and glycine remained elevated for up to two weeks after the study participants stopped drinking the tea, indicating that the compounds may remain active for quite some time, according to the researchers.
Here is a list of the health benefits of chamomile:
- A cup of chamomile tea can ease gastric discomfort, and is also a good relaxant for anxiety.
- Chamomile tea can also help induce sleep, if taken at bedtime.
- One of the top uses of chamomile is for muscle relaxation. It can be used as a balm or a tablet. Alternately, one can brew one’s own chamomile tea.
- Two to three cups a day is ideal to de-stress and keep muscles relaxed. It also calms muscle spasms during menstrual cramps.
- Chamomile soothes stomachaches and helps alleviate bowel problems. It also helps with digestion.
- A cup of hot chamomile tea will help fight common colds as the herb has antibacterial properties.
- Apply a paste of chamomile flowers on wounds to make them heal faster.
- Chamomile oil is a good remedy for skin ailments and also helps improve skin quality.
- Chamomile contains natural stress away, and it will calm your nerves.
- Chamomile is useful for treating inflammation in the body, including respiratory infections, inflammation of the eyes or skin, intestinal inflammation, mouth ulcers, or inflammation of the gums.
- The production of white blood cells can be enhanced by consuming chamomile tea, which improves immune system function. When the immune system goes down, you get a cold or flu.
- Soak chamomile tea bags in warm water, to help get rid of dark circles around the eyes.
- Breathe in the steam of hot chamomile herbal tea. This will ease breathing during sinusitis or colds.
- The cooled chamomile tea can help a number of skin problems including skin rash, acne, or fungal infection. To soften dry skin, pour some chamomile tea in your bath water.
- When starting signs of migraine or other headaches, immediately drink chamomile tea, it helps ease before getting worse.

In addition to the above benefits, chamomile is considered to be good for preventing the escalation of diabetic ailments.

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