Chamomile tea is one of the most commonly used herbal teas and can be used as a sedative, anti-inflammatory and for aiding the digestive system.
Here are 8 terrific chamomile tea benefits to improve some common conditions and your overall health.
1. Sooth IBS Symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome can be soothed a great deal with herbs and chamomile tea is one herb that helps. Steep your tea leaves or bag in a small pot of boiling water. Add peppermint tea to the mix for additional benefits and sip the tea throughout the day to sooth the digestive tract and bowel.
2. Ease Nausea
Use chamomile tea to ease nausea or a queasy stomach. Sip the brew slowly so you don’t make the nausea worse. After your cup of tea, you should feel much better.
3. Sooth Stomach Ulcers
Chamomile has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that may help ease the pain of ulcers. This tea also has an anti-spasmodic and sedative effect that can help relieve the stress that causes ulcer flare-ups. When used for this condition always drink the tea on an empty stomach preferably right before meals.
4. Relieve Allergy Symptoms
Chamomile tea can be used to treat allergies. If you are allergic to pollen, drink a cup of chamomile tea with a teaspoon of honey, start drinking the tea right before allergy season for the best effect. It’s best to use local raw honey if possible.
5. Ward Off Anxiety & Tension
We all get bouts of anxiety and tension once in a while. It’s almost impossible not to with our modern busy lives so finding natural ways to manage it is better than hitting the wall or turning to drugs. Chamomile is a great herb for this occasion as it has its own sedative effect on the body. Include a teaspoon of honey in your tea because honey contains serotonin and together they should help you get relief from the effects of stress and anxiety.
6. Get Relief From Headaches
Headaches are no fun at all but why use painkillers when there are natural alternatives. One of those is drinking chamomile tea. Chamomile helps to alleviate the symptoms of stress and relax your muscles. Drinking the tea will help the headache pass quickly. If you are susceptible to frequent headaches, try including chamomile in your everyday routine.
7. Ease Your Skin Irritations
Any type of skin irritations can be effectively treated using a poultice of chamomile tea. Things like itching, bites and eczema can be soothed significantly if not eradicated all together. Make a poultice of the chamomile tea and apply it to the infected skin. You can also add powdered chamomile to your bath water for soothing relief as well.
8. Gently Disinfect Minor Wounds
Got a minor cut or wound that needs a gentle disinfectant? Things like burns, cuts and pussy wounds can be easily disinfected with chamomile. This is particularly good if you have sensitive skin and react to common disinfectant creams or stronger herbs. Make a brew of the tea, then strain it off and use some cotton wool to gently swab the wound. Alternatively you can gently soak the wound in the chamomile water before drying off and covering. This is a great and gentle way to treat childrens wounds and senstive skin.
There are many more great uses for chamomile, these are just a few so make sure you keep some handy at home always 🙂
Nutrition & Health Coach