Chamomile Tea and its Benefits

by Aarthi on February 13, 2011 · 26 comments

Chamomile Tea and its Benefits

Recently my sister shared this valuable information with me about chamomile tea and its benefits. I thought it is very important to share it with all you girls here ☺ Hope you like this article as it is quite different from my usual reviews on cosmetics and bath products.

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Chamomile is a common name for several daisy like plants [White petals and yellow centred flowers] and it is the national flower of Russia. It was found that extracts from these initially helped with sleep and to reduce stress. The most common form is the availability of Chamomile Tea and that seems to cure more than 100 ailments. I was really surprised when I came to know about this as I was completely new to this topic and the list of cures really surprised me.

The flowers of this herb chamomile are infused in hot water to make a soothing tea. As with any herbal infusion, freshly boiled water poured over loose dried flowers from the plant steeps a strong, fragrant tea. Teabags are an appropriate substitute if loose flowers or an infuser is unavailable. Active ingredients include alphabisabolol, matricin, and bioflavonois in the flower’s light blue oil. Since it has such low toxicity, chamomile tea is recommended for children for colds, insomnia, or an upset stomach.
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It has been used through ages for its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Some of the diseases for which Chamomile is being suggested are common cold, diarrhea, skin problems, haemorrhoids, quality of life in cancer, sleep aid, vaginitis and wound healing. Though scientific research is still going on to prove the results on animals and human beings for all the above ailments, people who have already been taking the tea have listed few benefits.

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Benefits of Chamomile Tea Review

  • • Improves Immunity
    • Gives relief from common cold
    • Chamomile tea helps prevent skin inflammation and eczema.
    • Chamomile tea helps relieve back pain
    • It relaxes the nervous system.
    • It soothes the stomach and pain associated with it.
    • Relieves menstrual cramps in women.
    • Relieves muscle spasms.

People take this with a drop of honey in the tea. The taste is neutral – neither too strong nor too light and it claims to give a calming effect.

On contradiction to all the above mentioned benefits there is also little confusion regarding the effects of the tea. Few of them are skin rashes, allergy especially in the skin, drowsiness and as worse as miscarriage. So it is better for pregnant women to avoid this. No experiments during pregnancy.

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Though the negative effects has not been proven yet I thought it is necessary to list them as well. If any of you have tried it before or even heard about it benefits please kindly share the information with us. As all I have heard so far is positive feedback from people who have used. This tea is available in many organic stores in India as well.

When I come across any organic store next time I will visit them for sure and will check out this tea.

Also Read:

How to Make Herbal Tea at Home
The Fab India TEA TREE Face Wash
The Body Shop Tea Tree Clearing Toner
Oriflame Tea Tree Purifying Blemish Solver
Ayur Tea Tree Face Wash for Acne-Prone & Oily Skin
Health & Glow Aloe and Chamomile Body Scrub Review & Tips
Oriflame Soothing Foot Cream with Chamomile Review

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Rati February 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

These days Sanjeev and I are getting used to drinking atleast a cup of green tea. I am still not very comfortable drinking tea other than the regular one. I have tried jasmine tea but didnt like it at all. It’ll try chamomile next time. Thanks. :))

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Nia February 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Have it after lunch…it will help…..I have Jasmine Green Tea…and the aroma itself gives me a instant uplift to my mood.

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Jasmine tea ?:) ?:)

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I usually don’t take tea or coffee but after my sis’s advice I would like to give this a try :)

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calicoaster February 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm

This is very informative post Aarthi!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: I have partially switched to having green tea once everyday!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Will definitely get to chamomile next..I always thought it was a cosmetic product only meant for cosmetic purposes!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for this article!! :)) :))

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Oh ya Cali.. I was surprised when I knew Chamomile is present in both my VS Body Wash and tea !!!!!!

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va February 13, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I just had a cup today from the packet I bought from Fab India which was pricey for 10 tea bags it was 160 mrp .
Also Hypercity sells lots of tea there but it is also very expensive .

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Rati February 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm

oh!! fab india has chamomile tea. i go get it. :D

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Wow thanks for sharing this.. I was wondering where to get this :)

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zeeba February 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I will try this soon… :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Aarthi :)

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

And tell us how it helped you :)

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bhumika February 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

scared of d taste..m too used to my normal 1.. :(
i wanna try green 1 soon..
nice 1 aarthi :waytogo:

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks Bhumika :)

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shanaiia February 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Nice article Aarthi :)
I love chamomille herbal tea…I normally have the tea after dinner…it helps digestion :)
And then i save the used chamomile tea bags in a container in the freezer…and I use them on the eyes for like 15-20mins.(chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce puffy eyes)..helps when your eyes are puffy or tired …but dont store the tea bags for more than a week…even if its in the freezer…
And does help for painful periods.:) .what i do is i make 2 cups chamomile tea and i add grated ginger to it…then i boil it till its reduced to 1 cup…then add a pinch sugar and sip it…u can have this like 2-3 times a day :)

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Rati February 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Same here Shanaiia. I love having green tea at night. :))

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shanaiia February 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I prefer chamomile tea to green tea …I havent been able to develop a taste for green tea :( Dilmah makes many flavored herbal teas(raspberry,blackcurrant,peach etc) which taste good ..try them :)

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

wow thanks for sharing this shanaiia :) I am getting the tea bags tomorrow :)

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Veda February 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Rati, u there??

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Noopur February 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

chamomile tea…sounds soo interesting aarthi… nice post… :thanks: :thanks:

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Thanks Noopur :)

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Aarthi February 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Ya she keeps talking in her own language and started grabbing things ;) Even now she is sitting in my lap and staring at the screen :) Thanks Scarlett :)

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Deana March 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

Tea are efficient on body’s health. There are benefits that can be used to maintain good health both skin and body. It is really helpful to be part of daily routine because it provides positive ion to act accurately.

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