SUPERFOOD SERIES: Chamomile

Posted by on 30th July 2018

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Did you know that chamomile tea raises your serotonin and melatonin levels, eliminating feelings of stress and worry, slowing down the mind and combatting anxiety symptoms?

Did you know that a chamomile tea before bed could help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed?

There are many reasons your body is craving this ancient and versatile medicinal herb and this is thanks to dried chamomile flowers (of the Matricaria species) hosting a high level of disease-fighting antioxidants like terpenoids and flavonoids.

Chamomile’s vital antioxidants are found in the plant’s potent oils and are the main contributors to its natural healing properties. As an effective alternative medicine with almost no known negative side effects, chamomile has been used for nearly 5,000 years in standardised tea, herbal extract and cosmetic forms to promote tranquility, vitality, a youthful appearance and longevity.

Drinking chamomile tea is a popular way to get your daily dose of chamomile. Aside from having little to no caffeine (chamomile tea is naturally caffeine-free), there are numerous health benefits linked to chamomile tea.

Chamomile tea can effectively eliminate oxidative stress and enhances immune response to improve skin health.

The tea’s phenolic compounds target bacterial infections to help eliminate them from the body and boost the immune system.

Bloating, cramping, sweating, inability to sleep, mood swings and other problems experienced during periods may be improved by drinking chamomile tea.

Chamomile tea combats massive drops and spikes of blood sugar levels, and regulates the insulin in the blood to help manage diabetes.

Chamomile tea assists in easing the gut’s twisting nature, allowing gas and bowel movement, and alleviate stomach issues.

Chamomile tea relieves scalp irritation, builds better hair strands, eliminates dandruff and gives your hair a silkier appearance.

Chamomile assists with modulating immune response to allergens, and is a known anti-histamine that soothes allergic reactions and prevents worsened symptoms.

Drinking chamomile tea while pregnant could alleviate morning sickness, constipation, gas or bloating.

We have a large range of teas available at the Market, Brasserie and Juiced @ The Wicket including chamomile. So if you need to take a break from the office to de-stress, come over and grab a chamomile tea. You’ll return to the desk with greater efficiency and mental clarity.

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