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Health Benefits Of Chamomile Tea

BP World Bureau | Dec 02 2019
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Chamomile tea has been used as a natural sleep remedy for thousands of years. This is a caffeine-free alternative to black or green tea and for its earthy, somewhat sweet taste. These are loaded with antioxidants that may play a role in lowering your risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer. It is prepared from dried chamomile flowers and then infused into hot water.

One of the best benefits of chamomile tea is that it can ease nasal congestion, a runny nose, and sore throat. A recent study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Chemistry found that it relaxes the uterus and decreases the production of prostaglandins (hormone-like substances that cause inflammation and pain). So, this can reduce the pain of menstrual cramps also. The anti-estrogenic effects in this tea can treat osteoporosis that is most common among post-menopausal women.

A single cup of brewed chamomile tea contains around 2 calories, and 0.5 grams of carbohydrates and also has traces of magnesium, calcium, fluoride, potassium, folate and Vitamin A. Chamomile tea can control lower fasting blood sugar levels by a considerable amount.