The list of camomile tea benefits seems to go on and on... This centuries-old medicinal 'cure-all' herbal tea is brimming with countless health, cosmetic, and nutritional benefits!
From encouraging a peaceful night's sleep (with no nightmares) to easing anxiety to soothing a dry, flaky scalp, this tea has an impressive litany of health benefits.
Here are more of the many ways camomile herbal tea benefits our health and wellness.
Camomile tea is a very rich source of antioxidants, and these antioxidants provide so many benefits for health!
Not only do antioxidants fight inflammation and protect against chronic disease (such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis), but they work to slow the aging process and reverse the visible signs of aging (like wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity), as well.
Research has found that enjoying camomile tea each day with meals can provide support for those with type 2 diabetes.
Camomile tea can substantially lower blood glucose levels, and this herbal tisane can also help prevent or improve many of the complications that can accompany type 2 diabetes, such as kidney damage and vision loss, as well.
Even if you don't have diabetes, this herbal tea is a wise preventive choice... Camomile tea works to stop the progression of hyperglycemia, which can protect you against developing diabetes and encourage healthy organs and blood vessels, too.
Because certain compounds in camomile have blood thinning properties, that steamy mug of camomile tea in your hands may benefit your overall heart health, too, by improving circulation, encouraging healthy blood vessels, and providing protection against cardiovascular disease.
Early laboratory research suggests that this powerful herbal tea may also help to fight - and even prevent - cancer.
Not only do camomile tea's antioxidants provide protection against cancer, but camomile also has certain chemicals that have proven effective in slowing the spread and shortening the lifespan of breast cancer cells and in preventing the growth of leukemia cancer cells.
Camomile's reputation in traditional medicine as an effective treatment for inflammation has been supported by modern-day research.
Consider steeping and enjoying a cup of camomile tea to soothe the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, relieve hay fever, reduce and soothe painful hemorrhoids, heal periodontitis, ease inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), and help to manage other chronic inflammatory conditions.
However much you enjoy a delicious, aromatic pot of camomile tisane, don't underestimate camomile tea's topical benefits in easing inflammation, too! Learn more here about topical use of camomile tea.
Drinking a cup of camomile tea (or simply gargling with cooled camomile tea) can encourage healing of and bring soothing relief to painful gums, gingivitis, canker sores, and toothaches.
Camomile tea is truly a powerhouse tea, with the amazingly wide range of health benefits it provides.
Not only will this tea nurture your physical health, but it will support you emotionally and can even provide topical and cosmetic benefits!
This cure-all herbal tisane is a must-have for any tea stash.
As much as we love our delicious, healthy herbal teas, it's so important to be aware of any cautions or potential risks associated with the teas in your tea cupboard. Learn more on our Camomile Side Effects page here.