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5 Health Benefits Of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is made from chamomile, an herb grown around the world and known for its distinct apple-like smell. This herbal tea is extremely popular, and drinking it may provide a variety of health benefits, according to experts and research alike.

Chamomile tea is prepared as an herbal beverage by steeping the flowers of the chamomile plant in hot water. Although many varieties of chamomile exist, flowers of the German chamomile and Roman chamomile plants are the most commonly used in tea.

Drinking chamomile tea may provide numerous health benefits. While research into the effects of chamomile prepared as a tea is limited, studies performed using chamomile extract or other forms of chamomile suggest the herbal tea may have the following health benefits.

Below are the health benefits of chamomile tea;

May Ease Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Drinking hot herbal teas, including chamomile tea, may help alleviate symptoms of PMS, says Bellebuono. Chamomile may help reduce anxiety and bloating and soothe an upset stomach. “Drinking hot chamomile tea [may also] ease inflammation, pain and spasms in the pelvis, which is especially useful [for] menstrual cramps.”

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May Support Better Sleep

Some individuals drink chamomile tea to relax before bedtime and achieve better sleep. Chamomile contains a variety of compounds, such as apigenin (a type of flavonoid found naturally in plants that acts as an antioxidant), which offer calming effects, support relaxation and decrease anxiety to help one fall asleep easier.

Might Improve Blood Sugar Control

Chamomile tea may help regulate blood sugar because it contains compounds like apigenin and quercetin, says Dr. Bhanote, noting that these compounds have been shown to lower blood sugar levels in preliminary research. “Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may [also] indirectly contribute to better blood sugar.

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