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Chamomile Tea

15 Sep 2015

Chamomile is one of the most well-known herbs with medicinal properties. It has been used for centuries for its beneficial effect on human health. Among other things, chamomile can help you to lose weight in an easier, faster and balanced manner.

Chamomile tea isn't a magical weight loss beverage, but it can serve as an aid in a healthy diet, balanced lifestyle and achieving ideal weight because it's rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin A.

General Health Benefits
  • Chamomile tea has muscle relaxing properties. It relaxes the muscles of the uterus and gives relief from menstrual cramps. It increases glycine which reduces muscle spasms. Though too much of chamomile tea can upset the stomach too. So in proper amounts, it can help you get relieved from stomach cramps during menstrual cycles. Since it has muscle relaxing properties, a cup of chamomile tea after a hard day's work can relieve stress too.
  • If you really want to experience the beneficial effect of chamomile tea, drink it before every meal. In addition to making you satiated faster, chamomile tea improves digestion.
  • Chamomile tea is good to be drunk before going to sleep. It will calm you, so you will have a higher quality of rest. Not enough of or bad quality of sleep disrupts insulin production and other hormonal processes, which can lead to weight gain.
Skin Lightening and Reduction of Dark Under-Eye Circles:

Chamomile can help reduce the skin tone and relieve eye fatigue and dark circles around the eyes. Simply bring 2 quarts water to boil and add some chamomile tea to it. Either take steam with this water or take a bath with the water when it cools to lighten the skin. An alternate remedy is to dip chamomile tea bags in warm water and remove them after 5 minutes. Let them cool to room temperature and then place them on the eyes as a compress.


Acne and Pimples:

Chamomile essential oil is commonly used to cure pimples and acne. Simply dab some on a cotton swab and apply it to the affected areas. The soothing properties of chamomile will also reduce itchiness due to sunburns or heat rashes.


Stomach Cramps and Aids Digestion:

Chamomile has strong anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, which are effective in treating stomach cramps or intestinal cramps. The flower also reduces other pain in the bowels and helps provide relief from gas and bloating.

Drinking chamomile tea twice a day will treat problems like irritable bowel syndrome, gastroenteritis, nausea, cramps and stomach flu.



Chamomile is an excellent remedy for insomnia or sleep disorders. The mild sedating properties will help you sleep faster and better. Apply a few drops of chamomile oil on the pillow and behind the ear lobes before hitting the bed.


Migraine Headaches and Relaxant:

Chamomile has been found to be beneficial in treating migraines and headaches. As soon as you notice the symptoms, take a cup of hot chamomile tea.

Chamomile oil when added to your bath water helps calms stressed nerves and acts as a relaxant to relieve you from daily stress


Pre-menstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps:

Chamomile is a wonderful cure for treating PMS and menstrual cramps. It helps relieve painful muscle cramps and helps relax the uterus muscles.


Burns and scrapes:

Chamomile oil is useful in treating bad burns and scrapes. Simply rub some oil on the burnt area. Chamomile is infused with healing properties that accelerate the treatment of burns and scrapes.



For common colds, a few drops of chamomile oil when added to water to make a vapour can be used for steam inhalation. This will provide instant relief by clearing the congestion and recuperating from it faster.


Gum Problems and Eye Conditions:

Chamomile oil when mixed with clove oil is an excellent mouthwash to relieve all sorts of gum problems. Chamomile oil drops can be added to water and stored in an ice cube tray in the freezer. Put them in tired eyes as a compressor to soothe them. It is also an excellent method for treating eyes infected with conjunctivitis



Drinking chamomile tea regularly helps maintain blood glucose levels and thus helps in controlling diabetes mellitus symptoms


Slowing or preventing osteoporosis: 

Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone density. This loss increases the risk of broken bones and stooped posture. While anyone can develop osteoporosis, it is most common among post-menopausal women. This tendency may be due to the effects of estrogen. Source found that chamomile tea might have anti-estrogenic effects. It also helped promote bone density, but the study’s authors caution that further research is needed to prove this apparent benefit.


Reducing inflammation: 

Inflammation is an immune system reaction to fight infection. Chamomile tea contains chemical compounds that may reduce inflammation. However, long-term inflammation is linked to a wide range of health problems, including haemorrhoids, gastrointestinal pain, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and even depression.


Cancer treatment and prevention:

Some studies suggest that chamomile tea may target cancer cells, or even prevent those cells from developing in the first place.

How to Drink Chamomile Tea to Help You Lose Weight

Chamomile is one of many herbs. It's best known for its ability to calm and relax the body and aid sleep. New evidence indicates that chamomile may have a positive influence on weight loss.

1] Steep chamomile for at least 10 minutes before drinking to extract the maximum properties from the plant. Serve the tea warm or chill to make iced chamomile tea.

2] Drink a cup of tea before each meal, as chamomile stimulates the production of gastric juices, which may promote weight loss, according to the "Journal of Nurse Practitioners."

3] Drink a cup of chamomile tea before bed to help calm your body and promote a restful night's sleep. Sleep imbalances disrupt insulin production and other hormonal processes that contribute to weight gain and make it more difficult to lose weight.

4] Drink chamomile tea when you're feeling stressed or anxious. Stress wreaks havoc on your hormonal systems and promotes fat gain, especially belly fat. Stress reduction efforts help you regulate stress hormones and lose weight.

5] Drinking chamomile tea does not cause significant weight loss but when it is combined with a sensible diet and regular exercise, it effectively burns fat and increases fitness.

One of the most important things is the dosage:

Tea must not be too strong because that can induce stomach pain, nausea and dizziness. In one cup of steaming water, one teaspoonful of dried chamomile flower is enough. No need to boil it in water, but simply pour hot water over it gently.


Fast facts about chamomile tea:

  • Dried chamomile flowers are used to make chamomile tea.

  • Researchers are interested in the benefits of consuming chamomile tea.

  • Similarly to any other herbal remedy, it is not safe for everyone.

  • The more potent the tea, the more likely it is to offer health benefits.



Monitor the way chamomile tea affects your health as there is no established safe or effective dosage. Chamomile may cause allergic reactions in people with ragweed allergies.


Who should avoid chamomile tea?

The following groups should avoid chamomile unless advised otherwise by a doctor:

  • People with a history of severe allergies, particularly to pollens: Chamomile may be contaminated with pollen from other plants so can cause an allergic reaction.

  • People who have previously had an allergic reaction, even mild, to chamomile products: Should avoid chamomile, as allergic reactions can get worse with time.

  • Infants and very young children: Chamomile tea, similarly to honey and some other natural products, may be contaminated with botulism spores. Most healthy adults can fight off the infection, but infants may not be able to. Many doctors recommend infants and young children avoid honey, and they should also avoid chamomile products.



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