Chamomile tea is a special beverage that offers a variety of health benefits. To make the tea, the flowers are dried then infused into hot water. Here are some benefits of drinking chamomile tea.

Reduces menstrual Pain

The antioxidants in chamomile tea help calm abdominal discomfort, ease menstrual cramps and lessen PMS(pre- menstrual syndrome)mood swings. Chamomile tea also acts as a hormone balancer, which helps lead to more regular cycles

Promoting healthy blood sugar regulation

One of the health benefits associated with drinking chamomile tea is promoting healthy blood sugar regulation.

A study in 64 people with diabetes found that participants who drank 150 ml of chamomile tea experienced significant reduction in insulin levels compared to a control group. The tea was made with 3 grams of chamomile and the participants each consumed  it three times per day after meals for eight weeks. The researchers thus concluded that short-term intake of chamomile tea in diabetic patients had beneficial effects on glycemic control and antioxidant status.

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Protects against certain types of cancer

Chamomile tea targets cancer cells or even prevents them from developing in the first place. The tea contains antioxidant apigenin which fights cancer cells especially those of breast, digestive tract, skin, prostate and uterus.

Treatment for mild skin conditions

Applying the extract directly to a wound assists healing. Its ointments may also help with eczema and mild inflammatory skin conditions although they are not as effective as hydrocortisone cream.

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Takeaway

Chamomile tea is a healthy beverage. Although the research relating to chamomile tea is promising, there have simply not been enough studies to make a conclusion about its effects on health. People interested in trying chamomile tea should use it as a supplement to, and not a replacement for their usual medication regimen. Nevertheless, chamomile is very safe to drink, and many people enjoy drinking it for its delicious taste and comforting aroma. If you want to explore chamomile tea’s potential benefits, it is definitely worth including in your diet.

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