Spasms and cramps are common complaints and even those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will benefit from chamomile tea. It has potent anti-spasm effects and alleviates stomachcramps and discomfort.
The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry noted several therapeutic benefits of drinking chamomile tea. Chamomile tea boosts levels of hippurate and is known to provide antibacterial These plant-derived compounds, called phenolics, are known to boost immune function and improve our ability to fight off infections. This study also noted added benefits of fighting the common cold, muscle relaxation and acting as a mild sedative.
The relaxing effects of chamomile tea can help ease the menstrual cramps experienced during premenstrual and menstrual cycles. The muscle relaxant and pain relieving effects provide relief for PMS. Drinking chamomile tea also boosts the mood and helps soothe nerves.
The antibacterial properties help to improve your skin’s appearance and also calm inflamed and sensitive areas. Simply make a paste of brewed chamomile tea with coarse cornflower or cornmeal. Apply this to your face and allow it to dry. Then use a soft cloth and gently scrub it off. This soothes the skin and helps heal sores.
It is a well-known sleep aid and promotes restful sleep
Chamomile ointment is effective in treating the discomfort and inflammation of hemorrhoids.
There is some evidence that it may be beneficial in diabetes management and helps prevent complications and fluctuations in blood glucose levels. Laboratory studies show some evidence that chamomile tea has anti-tumor effects, but more research is needed.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, chamomile is moderately effective in treating the chronic skin condition eczema.