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Chamomile Tea

Blossom like the flowers of the Chamomile plant

Chamomile is one of the oldest herbal medicines that comes from the Daisy plant family. It is well-known for its age-old and wide use as a natural remedy for human ailments and prevention of illnesses. It has two common plant variations called Roman Chamomile, with the scientific name Chamaemelum nobile, and the German Chamomile known as Chamomilla recutita. The Egyptian Chamomile, on one hand, has the highest grade among the other two variants of this plant and is the empress of all relaxing herbal medicines. 

Dried Chamomile flowers when made into tea produce 28 terpenoids and 36 flavonoids that are good for one's body, while its essential oils are an important ingredient in cosmetics and aromatherapy. Chamomile tea's therapeutic effects have been trusted by many for thousands of years as one of the ancient herbal medicines to provide relief and exemplary health to people worldwide. Drinking Chamomile tea will help you and your life bloom like its flowers. 

Supplement your body with Chamomile herb's apigenin properties and healing compounds

Research finds essential oils extracted from Chamomile are packed with flavonoids, particularly apigenin. Apigenin is a compound present in Chamomile tea that can reduce anxiety and serves as a mild sedative consumed in larger doses. Further studies show that apigenin is also helpful in slowing the growth of cancer cells in the body. The terpenoids in Chamomile share anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antitumor properties within the body. This health agent inhibits and tends to cardiovascular conditions and contains hypoglycemic activities that can treat diabetes. But do you think these are all the benefits your cups of Chamomile tea and its essential oils can offer? Of course not! Studies show that drinking Chamomile tea wields many advantageous benefits to help make your body healthy and your mind composed, despite having a day full of stressful activities. 

Describing the taste of a blooming Chamomile extracted infusion

Who wouldn't be thrilled to gulp this drink after you smelled the inviting floral and earthy fragranced steam from a cup of chamomile tea extracts? And that is just its scent, to begin with! Chamomile tea has a soft sweet taste similar to honey with light notes of apple, making it a delight to drink. It glides smoothly inside the mouth with a silky impression, excellent to soothe your senses in every sip of this infusion. It may have a bitter relish if you brew too many loose-leaf or bagged teas in your teapot or cup. To prepare this herbal tea, you need one tablespoon of loose Chamomile or one tea bag to steep for every 8oz. or one cup of hot water. Steep your Chamomile tea for four to five minutes or longer if you want a stronger taste.

Chamomile tea's calorie-content

Good news for weight watchers! Based on the results from research done by USDA, plain Chamomile tea has zero calories. Adding sweeteners like milk, sugar, honey, syrup, and other ingredients into the infusion may contribute to increasing this tea's caloric count. A cup of whole milk included in your tea can give around 133 calories, while a teaspoon of honey puts 21 calories into your brew.   

Is Chamomile tea high in caffeine?

Like any other herbal tea, Chamomile is naturally caffeine-free. An infusion of Chamomile tea has no traces of caffeine, helping the tea drinker to have improved sleep quality. This floral tea is one of the best calming drinks, comforting people with its mesmerizing scent and its delectable flavor. 

Is Chamomile tea a diuretic?

Chamomile tea, similar to drinking other infusions and water, causes frequent urination. Tea, in general, is a mild diuretic since it encourages our body organs to work properly. Thus, consuming tea enhances the blood flow to the kidneys, eventually resulting in more water being flushed out from our system. 

Is it ok to drink Chamomile tea every day?

Having one to three cups of Chamomile tea every day is safe and healthy for the body as long as you are not allergic to a species that belongs to the family of daisies, asters, chrysanthemums, or ragweed. You can also take your Chamomile tea before or after meals as it releases digestive enzymes that help absorb and break down more nutrients from food, avoiding stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal issues. However, some people may not be able to tolerate drinking this herbal tea. If it causes nausea, dizziness, and allergic reactions, stop drinking Chamomile tea, rehydrate with water, and consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.  

Give your body a rest with the benefits and medicinal uses of Chamomile herbal tea

Keep calm and savor Chamomile tea. From its aroma to its flavor, Chamomile has been one of the go-to herbal medicines favored by many different cultures to ease in their discomfort. This medicinal herbal tea, like those made from the Camellia sinensis plant, offers nutrients from flavonoids and nourishing agents to keep your body invigorated and refreshed from the time you smell its fragrant infusion to teatime. You may not see instant effects while drinking your tea, the results may only start to show after a few weeks of treatment. However, the regular consumption of Chamomile tea is a great supplement just like from popping vitamins every day.

What is Chamomile tea good for and what are the treatments it can help you with?

Chamomile tea is good for so many reasons. This herbal tea has one of the best de-stressing and rest-inducing properties any tea could provide to its drinker. It is also a therapeutic beverage that can bring comfort and treatment to underlying conditions in the cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, skeletal, respiratory, integumentary, and immune systems of a person's body. Let's dive into Chamomile tea's health benefits in each specific region of your anatomy. 

Drinking Chamomile tea before bed makes your sleep better

Based on research on Chamomile's botanical makeup, apigenin found in this herb is responsible for creating the sedating effect derived from drinking Chamomile tea. Apigenin is a chemical compound that attaches to the GABA receptors of the brain, triggering your system to produce calming reactions to your nerves, causing improvements in sleep quality, and minimizing insomnia or a person's severe inability to fall into a restful slumber. So if you intend to chill and experience a laid-back evening before going to bed, a cup of Chamomile tea will help you do just that.

Calming your nerves to reduce anxiety in your body

Providing good quality of sleep is not the only wonderful reason why you should have a cup of Chamomile tea. This herbal infusion eases the body from fatigue and controls generalized anxiety disorder that generates from the overwhelming feeling of fear and worries concerning everyday life without any reason. Chamomile tea may be able to put your worries behind and ensure you better psychological well-being.

Lower your blood pressure and blood sugar levels

Studies found that Chamomile tea aids in lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This aromatic tea is believed to enhance glycemic and lipid figures, as well as oxidative stress in a tea drinker who has diabetes mellitus. Chamomile is a practical replacement for medicines intended to minimize the dangers of having diabetes-related complications and may aid with prevailing treatments.   

Chamomile tea also promotes heart health and manages one's blood pressure, slightly lowering it a notch. However, your blood pressure may drop too much if you're taking Chamomile tea with any medication for high blood pressure. Drinking this tea calms the body by relaxing the blood vessels with mild dilation, causing your heart rate to slow down and blood pressure to descend, and helping those undergoing coronary heart diseases. 

Promoting stomach health, good digestion, and treating acid reflux

An upset stomach is an awful feeling to experience. Chamomile tea is here to your rescue from stomach problems! Save your tummy against indigestion with a savory cup of Chamomile tea after a nutritious meal. Drinking this aromatic herbal tea reduces inflammation of the stomach that can manifest through gastritis and stomach ulcers. Ulcer in the stomach is a burning pain in the middle of the abdomen that could not always be too painful. This tea minimizes the symptoms of acid reflux and GERD, as well as prevents bloating and gas by easing off stress in the digestive system that stimulates these symptoms.

Chamomile tea is a digestive relaxant known to fight Helicobacter pylori infections, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal discomforts. Get your digestive system in tip-top shape by taking Chamomile tea regularly.

Assisting weight-loss

Chamomile tea is one of the best blends to help your body burn unnecessary fats and help you lose weight. This weight-loss process involves the increase in gastric juices that Chamomile produces to aid your digestive system. Your appetite may increase, but your metabolism is going to be faster with regular Chamomile tea consumption right before bedtime. Would you believe you can also get rid of those unhealthy fats while sleeping like a log? Feel free to enjoy your favorite foods without thinking too much about gaining that extra pound. Because when you have your cup of chamomile tea coupled with constant exercise, you don't have to be as worried about stepping on the scale.

Liver and kidney function

Free your liver from harmful toxins by taking in all the nourishing compounds found in a cup of Chamomile tea. An infusion comprises sesquiterpene lactone amount to enable the liver to cleanse its detoxification pathways by using Chamomile's anti-inflammatory properties to smoothen the process. The liver is a storage place for glycogen and supplies the body with the needed glucose. A healthy liver, nurtured by Chamomile tea, efficiently breaks down glycogen into glucose and inhibits hepatomegaly  or hypoglycemia from happening inside the digestive system.

A regular Chamomile tea intake is safe for people with kidney diseases. This herbal tea has low oxalates to prevent kidney stone build-up, and its extracts treat kidney damage related to PCOS, testosterone-lowering, and anti-apoptotic processes. It also helps notably in lowering the serum creatinine level, which the kidneys take out completely. Chamomile tea aims to make the kidneys work properly and avoid kidney failure. 

Relief for sore throat and cold symptoms

Can't take that painful or scratchy sensation in your throat? Chamomile tea's soothing liquid lubricates the esophagus and minimizes the inflammation caused by cough or sore throats. Sipping a hot cup of this brewed tea gets rid of sticky phlegm; some even use this infusion as a liquid to gargle to ease the swollen mucous linings of your mouth and treat throat infection.

A calming infusion of Chamomile tea is a superb remedy for common colds. It is an effective nasal decongestant used throughout centuries, relieving an irritating runny nose that works its wonders while you are fully asleep. Brewed chamomile tea will make you well in no time.

Using Chamomile tea for skin rejuvenation and as an anti-inflammatory agent

Look young and fabulous while enjoying a nice brew of Chamomile tea. Its polyphenols and phytochemicals activate the regeneration of skin cells, making fine lines and wrinkles fairly unnoticeable. Chamomile tea consumption protects the skin from free radicals that cause sunburn and fast aging. It is efficient in putting a glow on one's complexion, treating atopic eczema, diminishing the emergence of acne and its scar, and lightening hideous dark spots. This herbal infusion puts forward its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial abilities to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. So if you want to look younger and more vibrant than your age, start tightening those pores and achieve softer, radiant skin in a few weeks of drinking Chamomile tea.

Preventing osteoporosis

Apart from Chamomile tea's scentsational brew, a regular cup of its infused liquid can suppress the advancement of osteoporosis by diminishing oxidative stress and stimulating osteoblast activities. Osteoblasts are bone-building cells. Chamomile tea is composed of vitamins and minerals in the form of calcium, carotene, folate, and potassium to enhance bone density and weaken the risks of bone loss that could result in fractures and brittle bones.

Easing menstrual symptoms and other female reproductive problems

Ladies, here is an easy solution to your monthly menstrual discomforts. Chamomile tea has anti-spasmodic, sedative, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory qualities to soothe muscle spasms brought on by premenstrual syndrome or PMS. This herbal tea counteracts the pain from ovarian cysts, helping the ovaries to relax. Chamomile also minimizes the serum testosterone hormone in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS and provides hormonal balance. This tea can aid women with endometriosis symptoms, which result in intense pelvic discomfort and difficulty for women to conceive. Taking chamomile tea stops the development of endometrial cells since it manages the estrogen levels in a woman's body.  

Better quality of life for cancer patients

Chamomile, with its bioactive apigenin compound, inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the body. Research regarding Chamomile's anti-cancer assertion may need further evidence. However, laboratory results propose that this herbal tea impedes the spread and progress of liver and cervical cancers, glioma, and leukemia. Constant Chamomile consumption stops the growth of tumors in the prostate, breast, ovaries, and skin. Fight the big C with another refreshing C that gives you a chance to overcome the battle.    

The best Chamomile tea blends in loose-leaf and tea bags

Enjoy the aroma and smooth flavor of different Chamomile tea blends available at the English Tea Store. Choose from top-quality loose-leaf Chamomile infusions or the convenience of brewing this relaxing tea in our tea bags. Get them all here and experience tranquility from a cup of blossoming goodness.

Egyptian Chamomile tea

Savor the highest-grade Chamomile tea blended from the Egyptian variant. Originating from the Nile River Valley region, the Egyptian Chamomile is known for its most flavorful brew. The English Tea Store offers this tasty Chamomile blend for your satisfaction. Metz Organic Blue Nile Chamomile tea is another blend to consider in putting a fragrant and soothing liquid into your cup. Metz brings you its organically-grown Egyptian Chamomile for a healthy infusion to imbibe before you settle in for the night. But wait, there's more! The English Tea Store's own tea brand shares its Egyptian Chamomile and Organic Nile Delta Chamomile loose-leaf teas, blended with fruity and floral notes that you can relish with a little sugar or a dash of honey. Can't get enough of our ETS Chamomile tea? Good news! Our ETS Organic Nile Delta Chamomile tea is also available in bulk size.

Partnered with the smoothness of milk

The classic addition of milk makes brewed Chamomile tea even more delightful for everyone to enjoy. Milk gives extra smoothness to this floral tea's texture and taste, inducing warmth and a calm sensation with every sip. Chamomile milk tea is an incredible infusion, especially when you use milk as a base instead of water. Enjoy this flavorful duo hot or iced, or with a few tapioca pearls to upgrade this herbal tea to the next level.   

Organic Chamomile tea

Taste the freshness of organically-cultivated Chamomile tea, highlighting the crisp sweet apple notes in a soft floral blend. Taylors of Harrogate recommends its organic chamomile herbal tea to delight your taste buds. It features a comforting relish and inviting scent to fulfill your need to sit back, relax, and unwind while sipping a cup of Chamomile tea before wrapping up for the night. Settle in a calming bliss, de-stressing away with this lush tea. 

Warning signs in drinking Chamomile tea

The effects of Chamomile tea during pregnancy

Although there is not enough evidence that Chamomile tea induces labor in pregnant women and affects nursing women, consumption of this herbal tea is correlated with miscarriage and premature birth. It has been believed that drinking chamomile during pregnancy results in uterus stimulation or leads to troubles concerning the baby's circulation inside the mother's womb. It is best to check with your OB-gynecologist to know what types of tea are best for your condition.

Chamomile drug interactions

As drinking Chamomile tea brings health benefits to the body, it may also impose possible drug interactions if your avid consumption of this herbal tea is not disclosed to your physician. Chamomile may heighten the risk of bleeding when taken with oral medicines such as blood thinners known as anticoagulants and anti-platelets found in warfarin, clopidogrel, and aspirin. If you're taking thrombolytic agents that cure blood clots or under nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs called NSAIDS, Chamomile tea may also be unsafe for you.

This herbal tea is popular for its sleep-inducing properties. Drinking Chamomile tea with other sedative drugs, including alcohol intake, may cause boosted effects. This tea weakens the absorption of iron supplements too. Confer with your doctor first for potential side effects that Chamomile tea could bring into your state of health.

Who should not drink Chamomile tea?

Sadly, not all tea drinkers can savor the taste and acquire the health benefits from sipping a cup of brewed Chamomile tea. A person with a history of acute allergies or even those with mild sensitivity to daisies, ragweed, marigolds, chrysanthemums, and chamomile may suffer an intense allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Experiencing anaphylaxis can be dangerous and lethal. The early symptoms of anaphylaxis may include hives, a swollen face or mouth, wheezing, fast and shallow breaths, a fast heartbeat, sweaty skin, confusion, dizziness, vomiting, blue or white lips, and loss of consciousness. 

Chamomile tea may also contain botulism spores that may cause harmful effects on infants and young children. Botulism infection starts with muscle weakness in the eyes, face, mouth, and throat that affects swallowing, speaking, and breathing. It may spread to the neck, arms, torso, and legs if not treated right away. Botulism can cause labored breathing that could lead to death. This infection is curable and can be tolerated by a healthy adult, but infants may have difficulty getting through it. Giving honey and chamomile products to infants and young kids is highly discouraged by pediatricians.