The therapeutic properties of chamomile tea have been known for a very long time. The ancient Romans and Greeks were already using it as a herbal remedy, especially for dry skin. Hippocrates was the first person to advocate and promote the use of this herb, but it was in the Middle Ages that it became most popular.
Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs. It is also very useful as it is full of valuable essential oils, vitamins and minerals. Chamomile is most often consumed as a tea, which is a good way to express its beneficial effects. Here are some of them!
Chamomile tea improves cardiovascular function. As it is very rich in flavonoids, it can be very effective in preventing coronary heart disease and heart attacks.
Tea made from this herb also improves digestive functions. Chamomile also has outstanding aromatherapy properties, but it can also be very useful and effective in tea form if you suffer from insomnia.
Chamomile also contains an antioxidant called apigenin. This can protect against some cancers, but you should not rely on one tea alone, as many other factors are needed to prevent disease. However, research so far suggests that the herb may offer some protection against the following cancers: breast, uterine, digestive and prostate.
Some studies have reported that regular consumption of chamomile tea may be effective in normalising blood sugar levels and preventing complications of type 2 diabetes, such as high LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, but it may also be effective against insulin resistance if the herbal tea is consumed regularly.
The herb also contains compounds that reduce the growth and development of microbes that cause inflammation.
Chamomile tea can also be effective in preventing colds, treating sore throats and boosting the immune system. Studies have also shown that this herb has a prominent role in reducing anxiety.
Chamomile poultices and creams and ointments made from the herb can also help reduce skin inflammation.