Health Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Chamomile’s Health Benefits include;
1. Improves Sleep
Chamomile has an overall calming affect on the body. It soothes the nervous system. Because of this, it has been used for centuries to improve sleep and rid insomnia.

2. Soothes Stomach Aches

Chamomile tea can sooth a stomach ache, and an upset stomach. It can help calm the muscles in the digestive tract and therefore assist with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) sufferers.

3. Reduces Severity of Menstrual Cramps

Because Chamomile calms muscle spasms, it is great for reducing the severity of menstrual cramps.

4. Helps Haemorrhoid

Topically, most commonly in an ointment, Chamomile can be used to relieve haemorrhoids.

5. Helps Fight Colds
Chamomile
is a great fighter of infections, including coughs, cold etc.

6. Heals Wounds

Chamomile
disinfects cuts, wound and lacerations, and makes a great Antiseptic.

7. Assists Diabetes Management

Research has shown that people suffering from Diabetes and Hyperglycemia, can be assisted with Chamomile.

8. Lower Cholesterol
Chamomile can reduce high cholesterol levels, because of its Choline content, which eliminates fats from the arteries.

9. Anti-Histamine/Anti-Inflammatory
The Anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties of Chamomile make it great for allergies.

10. Inhibits Tumour Growth
Studies have found anti-cancer properties in chamomile. The positive effects of chamomile can stop cancerous tumor growth and therefore act as a natural cancer treatment. This is due to its antioxidants called apigenin. These have been shown to help fight cancers such as skin, breast, ovarian and prostate.

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