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The Benefits Of Drinking Chamomile Tea

benefits of chamomile tea

In this post, I am going to look at all the benefits of drinking chamomile tea.

Many people swear by Chamomile Tea for various health reasons, so I decided to try it for the sake of a better night’s sleep.  It has worked pretty well for me so far on most nights to have a cup of Chamomile Tea before hitting the sack.

It makes me feel a bit drowsy and helps me to fall asleep a little faster.  I have found that it also helps to keep me asleep.

I decided to do some more research and found there are many more uses for Chamomile Tea.  Here are just some of the benefits of drinking Chamomile Tea.benefits of drinking chamomile tea

What on Earth is Chamomile?

Chamomile is an herb actually.

It comes off of a flowering plant that is part of the daisy family.  Chamomile flowers have been used in both the fresh variation and the dried variety to cure a number of health problems for hundreds of years.  The ingredient that makes Chamomile special is called bisabolol, which has a number of anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.

What Is Chamomile Used For And the Benefits Of Drinking Chamomile Tea?

Chamomile tea contains anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and carminative properties, which help in soothing the stomach lining.

Drinking a cup of chamomile tea may relieve an upset stomach, menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and abdominal gas.

Chamomile can also be used topically or orally to treat a number of everyday ailments, such as:

  • Insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle twitches
  • Wounds, burns, and scrapes
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
  • Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers
  • Reduces dark circles underneath the eyes
  • Lightens the skin
  • Can boost your immune system
  • Helps for migraine headaches
  • Helps to drink or breath in when you have a cold
  • Soothe a sore throat
  • Apply topically to help cure acne and related scars
  • Drinking chamomile tea can help eliminate dandruff believe it or not
  • Wet tea bags can be used on your pets eye and skin infections

Does The Use of Chamomile Have Any Side Effects?

Just like most herbal products, you do need to use this herb in moderation.

  • It can cause drowsiness, so only drink at night.
  • High doses of chamomile can cause vomiting.
  • If you are allergic to pollen you may want to find another alternative.
  • It can cause skin reactions in some people, even though it is said to help skin problems.

Warning:

If you are pregnant, or on blood-thinning medication, do not use Chamomile as it contains a substance called coumarin, which does thin the blood.  It also contains abortifacient, which is a substance that can induce a miscarriage.

How to Buy Chamomile

Chamomile can be bought as dried flower heads, an infusion (tea), liquid extract, essential oil, tinctures (concentrated in alcohol), and in creams and ointments. Tea bags are the most common form and can be found at many mainstream grocery stores and pharmacies.

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Feel free to leave any comments on experiences you may have had with Chamomile Tea, and also any benefits of drinking Chamomile Tea that you may have experienced for yourself.

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8 Comments

  1. I gotta say I actually quite like Chamomile tea! I find it’s a great drink to have before going to sleep and the benefits of it certainly prove that’s a good decision!

    Thanks for making us aware of the side effects too! I don’t think I’ve ever drunk enough to start vomiting but I will bear that in mind!

  2. I am in the restaurant business so I am very familiar with chamomile tea. Especially later in the evening if somebody wants a calming drink after their meal this is the first thing that I suggest. I was unaware that it had any negative aspects of it though, especially for pregnant women and those on blood thinners, that is good to know so I can help my guests. Thank you for this information, very good stuff! 

  3. Chamomile is always one of my go to cup of teas to relax and unwind after a long day. I do believe that it can cause drowsiness and many times I see it in “sleepytime” teas.  Thank you for mentioning who shouldn’t be drinking it. With many herbal products it is important to know who should not be ingesting herbs.

    • You are right Jane. Even though herbs are supposed to be natural and healthy, there are always exceptions. 

  4. I never thought of chamomile having so many great benefits. You’ve done a great job highlighting the benefits as well as the side effects of overdoing it. 

    I know someone who deals with insomnia. I’ll have to encourage them to add chamomile tea to their evening routine.  

    The benefits definitely outweigh the side effects, but i’ll inform them to check this article so that they are fully educated. Thanks for posting this.

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