Chamomile Relieves Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia
Chamomile is commonly known to relieve anxiety, reduce stress, and help with sleep.
Chamomile is a gentle sleep aid used for sleeplessness. It is wonderful remedy for sleep disorders such as insomnia. Scientists found a specific flavonoid – Chrysin in chamomile, and believe that it is responsible for chamomile’s reputation as a sleep aid. Chamomile is a calming herbal. As an excellent calming agent, Chamomile is often used for anxiety. Scientific studies have shown that Chamomile reduces muscle spasms, and serves as a mild sedative to help with sleep. Animal studies indicate that low doses of chamomile may relieve anxiety, while higher doses promote sleep. Chamomile not only calms the mind, and eases stress for adults, it is also used for children. With its relaxing effects, chamomile is well suited for irritable babies and restless children, and it helps a child fall asleep.
The flowers of the chamomile are used to make teas, essential oils, capsules, or tablets. People drink chamomile tea to treat sleep disorders, relax muscles, and calm nervous conditions. Chamomile tea is sold as a dietary supplement in the market. You can easily find it in a supplement store.
Here is how to make chamomile tea: steep 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers into 1 cup of hot water, leave for 10 minutes. Drink 2 times a day for digestive problems.
Please note: Like other herbs, there are some precautions you should take before using chamomile. Talk to your doctor before taking or using chamomile if you have any medical conditions or if you take medicines, because chamomile may not be recommended in some situations.