Chamomile is a herb that has been used for centuries for the purposes of
healing and beauty. It is extracted from the chamomile flower and used either as a tea or ointment.
- Helps treat colds
Chamomile tea can help prevent and treat colds especially when flavoured with natural honey which also possesses antibacterial properties, lemon and ginger.
2. Helps calm menstrual cramps
Chamomile tea increases the levels of glycine in the body, a compound known to calm muscle spasms. This attribute makes it a good home remedy to calm menstrual cramps.
3. Improves Digestion
It also soothes and relaxes the muscles and lining of the intestines thus helping with digestion and it has even been suggested that it helps with irritable bowel syndrome.
4. Helps treat Insomnia and Anxiety
Chamomile tea also has a soothing effect on the nervous system and calms the body overall thus making it suitable for people who suffer insomnia, tension and anxiety.
5. Helps clear skin problems
Chamomile possesses anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities that help clear up skin conditions such as acne, eczema and allergies. A chamomile solution can be used as a facial toner and cleanser and due to it’s healing properties, some users even swear that it reduces wrinkles on aging skin. This is because it contains antioxidants which are key in preventing cell damage in the body.
6. Helps clear dark circles under the eyes
Chamomile tea bags once used, can be utilized to treat dark circles under the eyes by placing them over the eyelids.
Chamomile Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe
2 Chamomile Teabags
3 Cups Fresh Water
1 lemon, squeezed
Four teaspoons natural honey
Boil 3 cups of fresh water
Add crushed ginger and allow it to sit for five minutes
Add lemon juice to cup
Add teabag and strain ginger water into the mixture
Add two teaspoons of honey to taste and stir
Prep & Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Tip: Chamomile ginger lemon tea is best for treating colds. Best taken before sleep.