So let’s take a look at why she was so smart…and why we all would also be smart if we started drinking chamomile tea more often.
The antioxidants found in chamomile tea serve as an anti-inflamatory and reduce the risk of several types of cancer….particularly the following…
- cancer of the digestive tract
- skin cancer
- prostate cancer
- thyroid cancer
- uterine cancer
Controlling Your Blood Sugar Level
Drinking chamomile tea daily with meals for at least eight weeks has been shown to lower blood sugar levels significantly….prevent blood sugar spikes…and prevent damage to the pancreas, the organ that is responsible for producing insulin, the hormone responsible for removing sugar from your blood.
Chamomile tea has been shown to reduce the acidity in your stomach and is soothing to the stomach.
Because chamomile tea is both an antispasmodic and an anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile tea relaxes the muscles that line your stomach and intestines and helps keep your digestive system healthy…meaning that you are less likely to get or improve problems related to digestion—such as diarrhea, stomach ulcers, nausea, heartburn, IBS, and gas,
Chamomile tea contains high levels of flavones, a class of antioxidants that is important for lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels…both of which are important for lowering your risk of getting heart disease.
Drinking chamomile tea with meals can greatly improve your total cholesterol, triglyceride and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.
When used topically as a wash, lotion, bath agent, or compress, chamomile can speed the healing of certain skin conditions…such as eczema, minor burns, rashes, and sunburn.
Drinking chamomile tea right before you go to bedtime can help you fall asleep more easily, improve the “quality” of your sleep, and keep you from waking up during the night for at least two reasons…
First of all…as we probably all can figure out from reading Beatrix’s Potter book…is the fact that chamomile has a mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effect…just what you need when fears of Mr. McGregor or the Big Bad Wolf or life in general keep you awake at night.
Next, chamomile contains certain antioxidants…including apigenin…that are affect your ability to sleep.