Teas have for a long time been hailed as a vital part of keeping healthy. So much so that there’s an emergence of slimming teas, which health practitioners advise us to be cautious about. Away from that, here’s a tea that actually contributes to good health- chamomile.

This tea is derived from dried and crushed flowers of chamomile. It’s pleasant taste is one thing, but it also contains  sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, and powerful antioxidants that boost human health. Extracts from the plant are used in baby lotions and wipes due to their gentle nature, in capsules and aromatherapy oils.

Healthy Skin

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this tea make it excellent for skin care. It has been shown to  reduce the appearance of facial blemishes and wrinkles. When applied on the skin surface, it alleviates irritation from conditions such as eczema.

Digestive Tract

If you suffer from bloating, you’ll be pleased to know chamomile can help. Its anti-inflammatory properties ease the twisting nature of your gut, allowing for the passage of gas and smoother bowel movements. In addition it encourages the body to flush out water and wastes through urine thus keeping toxin levels low.

Immunity Booster

Phenols present in this tea strengthen the human immune system and ward off infections. Various other compounds in the tea help the body in fighting cold, flu, and sinus infections.

Improved Sleep

Good sleep is a vital ingredient of good health. Drink a warm cup of non-caffeinated chamomile tea at bedtime. It will help you fall asleep faster and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed. If you’ve just had a baby, you know how stressful it is trying to rest when the baby hasn’t learnt how to sleep at night. Consuming this tea will help you relax.

Heart Health

This tea lowers the levels of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), otherwise known as ‘bad’ cholesterol. LDL clogs arteries leading to heart problems. It also helps to lower blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular diseases.


As with any health matter, consuming this tea should be done with caution. If you’re pregnant take only small amounts since overdoing it could lead to miscarriage. Other side effects include nausea, drowsiness, vomiting, eye irritation and allergic reactions.



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