Unwind with a soothing cup of Chamomile tea
Research into this age-old home remedy shows great promise as a rejuvenating health supplement
For years, the chamomile plant has been known as an effective traditional folk remedy for a wide range of health issues and now recent research into the benefits of this commonly found plant has offered some scientific support as well. Chamomile tea, most popularly made from brewing the leaves and flowers of the Matricaria recutita (German chamomile) and Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile) plants, make for a refreshing, caffeine-free, calming beverage that is best taken at the end of a long, stressful day.
Various studies have shown that chamomile has a number of health benefits, including reducing menstrual cramps, anxiety and stress, blood sugar levels, mild inflammation as well as treating cold symptoms, strengthening immunity and promoting deep, restful sleep. Research and anecdotal evidence notwithstanding, chamomile tea should be taken only as a supplement to medical treatment for serious conditions, not as an alternative.