The Secret Benefits of Chamomile Tea: Calming Your Mind, Body, and Ailments

Rahul Bishnoi
February 26, 2023
The Secret Benefits of Chamomile Tea: Calming Your Mind, Body, and Ailments

Whether you’re stressed out, need better sleep, or want to ease your skincare woes and digestive problems, you could find relief in your cup of chamomile tea. Not only is it delightfully soothing to the senses, but drinking chamomile tea has many hidden benefits that can help bring a sense of calm back into your life and help you get relief from a range of ailments. 

At Sukoon, we believe that having daily routines can bring meaning and beauty into our lives – which starts with making a cup of delicious chamomile tea! Read on to learn about the amazing health benefits of this classic nightcap and why it should be a staple in your pantry. 

Sip for Sleep and Stress Relief

If you’re having a hard time getting to sleep or if your stress levels are running high, drinking chamomile tea could be the natural remedy you’ve been searching for. Not only is it caffeine free and mild on the stomach, but it also contains a flavonoid called apigenin that helps to bind to receptors in the brain, offering a gentle and calming massage-like effect. 

Studies have shown that new mums who drank chamomile tea every day for two weeks enjoyed better sleep and elderly patients who took chamomile extract found their sleep improved significantly. Plus, the peaceful aroma of chamomile tea can help to unwind you and prepare your body and mind for a restorative night’s sleep. 

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If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, chamomile may also offer some relief. A small study published in Phytomedicine found that consuming chamomile extract for a few weeks reduced the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. While this does require more research, the Mayo Clinic notes that limited data has shown that short-term use has proven to be safe and possibly effective in decreasing anxiety. 

Soothe Digestion & Comfort PMS Discomfort

Chamomile tea is great for soothing the stomach and intestines, or if you’re feeling a little queasy. The calming effects of the herb can also work to balance the stomach, making it especially useful for those who experience stress-related digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 

If you’re on your period and dealing with cramps, chamomile could be your knight in shining armour! A study published in the Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility found that 40 women who drank chamomile tea twice a day during their luteal and menstrual phases reported fewer cramps and lower anxiety.

Boost Immune System & Improve Skin Health

Countering the winter cold? Chamomile tea may be able to help with that! A small study from the 1980s reported that drinking five cups of chamomile tea daily for two weeks led to an increase in antibacterial activitiy amongst 14 volunteers. While additional research is needed, the Mayo Clinic has noted that chamomile may help to improve the quality of your skin, making it smoother, brighter and calmer. 

Some studies have also suggested that applying chamomile extract topically could help to heal skin wounds and conditions such as eczema, while drinking it can help to reduce redness and inflammation of the skin. And, as a plus, chamomile tea is free of calories, so it could be useful if you are trying to manage your weight. 

Best Practices When Drinking Chamomile Tea

Though chamomile tea is generally considered safe to enjoy in most cases, it is important to note that it is not for everyone. Those with severe seasonal allergies (particularly ragweed) may not tolerate it well and pregnant individuals should avoid it. It’s best to start by drinking one cup per day – steep one bag of chamomile tea with 8 ounces of water – and increasing the amount to three cups daily if desired. 

It is also important to keep in mind that, like any other tea, chamomile can be a mild diuretic so you may find yourself visiting the loo more often! It’s best to enjoy your cup of chamomile tea 1-2 hours before bedtime so you don’t be woken up in the middle of the night by any urges.

Find Your Center & Feel the Calm

We hope that this blog post has shown you the many amazing benefits of enjoying a regular cup of chamomile tea! Not only is it great for your skin, but it can also help to make sure you get your full 8 hours of sleep or provide some balancing relief for those overthinking days. 

Take the time to infuse yourself with some tender care, make chamomile tea a part of your daily routine and invite that sense of calm into your day. Head to the Sukoon store to find your favorite chamomile tea blend and get ready to drink in some delicious, relaxing vibes!

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