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6 Healthy Reasons you should be Drinking Chamomile Tea
December 30, 2016
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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.

  1. 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.
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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.

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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.

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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.16445587616_598e4a99ea_o

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.teabag-tea-label-drink-45161-large

Chamomile Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe

INGREDIENTS

2 Chamomile Teabagswater-1487304_960_720
3 Cups Fresh Water
Crushed ginger
1 lemon, squeezed
Four teaspoons natural honey

DIRECTIONS

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
Serve hot/warm

Prep & Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Servings: 2

Tip: Chamomile ginger lemon tea is best for treating colds. Best taken before sleep.

 

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Wanjiru Ndung'u

Wanjiru Ndung'u is a Published Poet and Founder of The Hooting Owl. She is an irretrievable, tea-loving nightowl with an ardor for matters of Personal Development.

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