20 Chamomile Tea Benefits

By on August 3, 2014






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Chamomile tea is derived from the chamomile flower and it is often touted for its health benefits. The chamomile flower looks similar to a daisy, it has a strong aroma and it is native to Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The tea has a fruity flavor and it is golden in color. Many people praise this tea for its wide array of health and beauty benefits. Just make sure you are using a quality brand and that the tea is properly steeped for the optimal benefits.

1. Antioxidant Properties

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The antioxidant properties of chamomile are ideal for preventing the effects of aging and keeping the whole body young. Antioxidants fight against free radicals to promote youth and overall health.

2. Healing Properties

This tea has natural healing abilities to encourage faster healing for minor wounds. It also helps to prevent infection by disinfecting the wound, similar to how antibacterial gels work.

3. Soothes the Skin

Minor sunburns and skin irritation are soothed with a little chamomile tea. Simply make a cup of tea, allow it to cool completely and use compresses to apply it to the irritated area.

4. Fights Acne

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Acne is a big problem that can greatly alter your self-esteem, so you want to do everything possible to stop it. The antioxidants in this tea help to fight acne and prevent new breakouts from occurring. It may also be beneficial in treating acne scars.

5. Reduce Under Eye Bags

Bags under your eyes make you look tired and it also ages you. Take two teabags of chamomile tea, steep them and then allow them to cool completely. Once they are cool, place them on your eyes for about 15 minutes to reduce under eye bags.

6. Skin Scrub

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You can smooth the skin all over your body with chamomile tea because it works as an effective scrub. Simply mix the tea with some powdered milk and gently scrub your skin to remove dead skin cells and reveal glowing skin.

7. Moisturizes from the Inside Out

Drinking just a cup of chamomile tea each day helps you to maintain hydrated skin. You can drink it iced or warm, and add things like honey for a few extra health benefits.

8. Brighten Blonde Hair

Blonde hair can quickly get dull, but a little chamomile tea can restore the shine and brighten your golden locks. Simply make enough chamomile tea to saturate your hair and use it as a rinse.

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9. Lighten Your Hair

If you want to slightly lighten your hair without powerful chemicals, mix up a cup of chamomile tea and apply it to your hair. Since it is natural and safe, you can use it as often as necessary to achieve the shade you want.

10. Dandruff Control

Dandruff is annoying and it can be hard to get rid of. As soon as you start to notice dandruff, use chamomile tea to rinse your hair each day to eliminate the flakes and soothe your scalp. Continue using this rinse once or twice a week to maintain the results.

11. Relaxes the Muscles

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If you experience cramps during your time of the month, chamomile tea can help to relax the uterine muscles and alleviate your cramps. It reduces muscle spasms by increasing the glycine in the body. It also helps to alleviate stomach upset which works to alleviate stomach cramps at that time of the month too.

12. Stomach Ulcer Pain

Stomach ulcers can be very painful and uncomfortable and chamomile tea can help to soothe the pain and discomfort. One or two cups a day is generally helpful, but talk to your doctor first to ensure safety, especially if you have had surgery for stomach ulcers.

13. Antibacterial Properties

Increasing your immune system is a great way to avoid getting sick and to recover quicker if you do fall victim to an ailment. Start drinking a cup a day to take advantage of the immune-boosting properties. If you are already sick, add a little lemon and honey to soothe a sore throat and cough.

14. Blood Sugar Balance

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This tea helps in keeping blood sugar levels balanced so that your glucose levels are not quickly increasing or decreasing. This is beneficial for those with diabetes, just be sure not to add sugar to the tea, but sweeten it with a little bit of organic honey instead.

15. Alleviate Black Eyes

Chamomile is very soothing and you can create ice cubes with chamomile tea to alleviate the swelling and bruising, as well as soothe the area. Just make sure to wrap the ice cubes in a washcloth first and never put ice directly on the skin.

16. Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids are painful and they make it nearly impossible to get comfortable. Make a cup of chamomile tea, let it cool completely, soak a piece of sterile gauze in the tea and then apply this to the external hemorrhoid for cooling relief.

17. Alleviate Digestive Complaints

Things like irritable bowel syndrome and heartburn can cause a variety of problems and make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods. A cup of chamomile tea per day can help to alleviate the symptoms of these ailments, as well as reduce gas formation.

18. Rashes

Rashes need to be soothed and chamomile tea works perfectly for mild rashes. Just make sure you know the cause before self-treating a rash because some rashes indicate very serious medical conditions.

19. Better Sleep

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One of the most popular uses for chamomile tea is to help ease you into a restful sleep. This tea has sedating properties that help to relax your mind and body so that you can fall asleep.

20. Migraine Relief

Chamomile tea does not do much to soothe a migraine in progress, but it may be helpful in preventing them if you drink the tea regularly. A cup a day can help to keep migraines at bay.

It is easiest to use pre-dosed teabags because then you do not have to worry about measuring out the right amount of chamomile. If you choose to use loose leaves, consult with a tea expert to ensure the proper amount and to make sure you steep it properly.





4 Comments

  1. Ilsa Field

    May 23, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Great list of benefits for this incredible flower. I also add a teaspoon of dried lavender into the chamomile tea for #19. They together create miracles…

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      That sounds like a wonderful idea. I never thought of just adding dried lavender, but that sounds like a great way to make chamomile tea even more fragrant and wonderful smelling. Thank you for commenting, Ilsa!

  2. Crystal Evans

    August 6, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I didn’t know that one of the benefits was it can control dandruff.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      There are a number of DIY masks, creams and other items that you can make at home–it really is surprising the number of treatments you can find in just your kitchen!

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