Chamomile tea is a drink made from small flowers, that are simliar to daisies. A cup of warm chamomile tea is like a hug - it makes you relax and feel comfortable. The benefits of chamomile tea have long been known: it is an ancient medicine that has a calming effect on anxiety, cures insomnia and relieves menstrual pain. There are different varieties of the herb, but German and English chamomile are mostly used.
A cup of chamomile tea at the end of the day can calm you down from the busy everyday life and make you feel like a new person. Here is why it is worth drinking chamomile tea regularly:
Source of antioxidants
Chamomile teas and decoctions are also rich in antioxidants and have antimicrobial properties that are good for our health, in addition to their ability to put us to sleep. Chamomile tea also contains magnesium, folic acid, calcium, vitamin A and potassium. All these different antioxidants, vitamins and minerals make the herbal drink extremely healthy. They are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and even cancer, although final studies in this regard are yet to come.
Suppresses stomach pain
Chamomile tea can be used as an effective remedy for digestive problems and annoying stomach aches. It contains compounds that are responsible for better digestion of our food. It is antispasmodic and helps reduce spasms in the body, including the stomach area. This means that chamomile tea is great for dealing with excruciating pain without having to resort to painkillers.
It is also used to treat insomnia
The hot drink can help us sleep better due to the presence of a flavonoid called apigenin, which binds to receptors in our brain and has a relaxing effect on our body, providing us with healthy sleep. Drink chamomile tea about 45 minutes before bed to allow your body to fully absorb the drink, so that the necessary chemicals in it begin to work.
Harmless to diabetes
Although, if you suffer from diabetes, it is best to consult your doctor before adding something new to your diet, chamomile tea is believed to help lower the sugar and cholesterol levels.