If you hang out with health and fitness enthusiasts, you’ll know that chamomile tea has become a buzz word lately, and rightly so! Chamomile tea, just like green tea, is loaded with antioxidants, and offers you a ton of health benefits too. And did we mention it is great for your skin and hair too? Research has also shown that it helps lower stress levels, soothe menstrual cramps and ease bloating amongst other things.

But did you know chamomile tea also does this...

 

Improves digestion

Improves digestion

Regular consumption of chamomile tea helps with problems of the digestive tract including irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain and an upset tummy. The anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile also help prevent diarrhoea. The best time to consume chamomile tea is 30 minutes before eating and this will not only help with digestion but will also flush toxins out.

 

Induces sleep

Induces sleep

If you find it difficult to fall asleep, chamomile could be the answer to your problem. It has relaxing compounds that reduce stress and anxiety, and help you sleep faster and better. Chamomile tea may also induce sleep among people with sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and insomnia.

 

Treats mild skin infections

Treats mild skin infections

Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, chamomile can also be used topically to treat skin conditions. It can be used to calm inflamed skin and skin irritations such eczema and rosacea. You can also apply it directly onto the skin to reduce scars and minimise wrinkles and breakouts.

 

Boosts immune system

Boosts immune system

Chamomile tea’s many benefits include its ability to help boost the immune system and fight common cold and flu. Feel a sore throat coming on? Nothing a cup of chamomile tea won't fix!

 

Promotes healthy hair

Promotes healthy hair

Other than sipping on chamomile tea, you can also use it topically to get healthier and shinier hair. Anti-inflammatory properties of this tea are not only great for skin but also for your scalp. It helps reduce scalp itchiness and maintains a healthy scalp. Use cold chamomile tea to rinse your hair and watch your scalp problems vanish!