Oftentimes, Mother Nature provides the best kind of medicine our bodies need, and chamomile is one of our favorite examples.
This powerhouse plant packs loads of health benefits, from easing PMS symptoms to helping you fight off anxiety and depression - which is why we decided to include it in our seed cycling bundle.
Chamomile is a daisy-like flower that is often dried to make tea or distilled as an essential oil for topical or aromatherapy use. It's used to treat a number of digestive issues, helps manage blood sugar, relaxes your body for sleep, boosts mood, and can be used as a “natural aspirin” for pain relief.
Chamomile has been used around the world for thousands of years and is one of the most scientifically effective medicinal herbs¹ out there.
So how does a single herb produce such a long list of health benefits?
The secret lies in chamomile’s powerful antioxidant blend of terpenoids and flavonoids which help the body reduce inflammation.
Let’s break down our 5 favorite ways this herb works its wonders:
1. Boosts Your Mood
Maybe you’re suffering from winter blues or just need a little more pep in your step. Chamomile, whether ingested as a tea or used in aromatherapy, has been found to boost your mood in a measurable way. Studies have shown a significant reduction in mood disorders² such as general anxiety and depression in participants taking chamomile supplements - likely due to their flavonoid content³.
2. Helps You Sleep Better
There’s a reason more than a million cups of chamomile tea are consumed every day, most often in the evening. Chamomile has been proven as an effective sleep aid⁴, helping you relax into sleep faster and get deeper, more restful sleep. And couldn’t we all use a little more quality rest in our lives?
3. Reduces PMS Symptoms
Because of chamomile’s amazing antioxidant blend⁵, not only does it support more balanced hormones but it also helps alleviate PMS symptoms such as mood swings and menstrual cramps⁶ which is one of the many reasons we included it in our seed cycling bundle.
4. Helps Get Your Digestion Back On Track
Everything starts with your gut, so taking care of your digestion should be one of your top priorities. Luckily, chamomile has you covered here. One the oldest uses for chamomile is to help soothe digestive issues like nausea, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Not to mention it’s also been shown to prevent future gastrointestinal issues⁷ from developing.
5. Helps Manage Blood Sugar
Drinking a cup or two of chamomile tea has been shown to lower blood sugar⁸ and help manage insulin resistance⁹. Insulin has a huge effect on your hormones, so it’s critical to keep it in check. Sustained high insulin levels can lead to insulin resistance, a primary cause of PCOS, a common hormonal condition in women that can cause infertility, weight gain, and interrupted menstruation. High insulin levels can also lead to progesterone deficiency and cause symptoms such as sore breasts, fibroids, and heavy menses.
There are lots of different ways to consume chamomile - all of which have ample health benefits - including tea, extracts, powders, and dietary supplements.
It’s also part of our seed cycling bundle in its potent powdered form, so you can add it to your routine with ease. See the difference that chamomile and our powerful blend of seeds can have on your hormonal health by clicking here.