Is It Ok to Drink Chamomile Tea Every Day?

Reviewed on 10/19/2021
is it OK to drink chamomile tea every day
Drinking 1-2 cups of chamomile tea every day is completely safe. In fact, studies have shown that it is OK to drink up to 5 cups of chamomile tea a day

Drinking 1-2 cups of chamomile tea every day is completely safe. In fact, studies have shown that it is OK to drink up to 5 cups of chamomile tea a day. Historically, chamomile has been used to treat conditions such as:

However, chamomile has not been widely studied in humans, there is not enough evidence to back up health claims.

What are the benefits of chamomile tea?

Sleep

Chamomile tea is often used to treat insomnia and is believed to help promote sleep. However, conclusive studies to support the claim that chamomile can help you sleep are lacking.

Digestion

Chamomile has been shown in a few trials to inhibit Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can cause stomach ulcers. Chamomile may help with smooth muscle spasms associated with inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, though further research is needed to confirm this.

Diabetes

In some trials, chamomile tea has been shown to help people with diabetes lower their blood sugar levels. However, chamomile can be added to existing therapies, but it should not be used as a substitute for diabetes treatment,

Oral health

Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, chamomile mouthwash has been shown to significantly reduce gingivitis and plaque.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone density. Chamomile tea can help people gain more bone density.

Inflammation

Inflammation is an immune system defense against infection. Chronic inflammation can damage the healthy cells of the body and cause autoimmune and degenerative diseases. Chamomile tea contains chemical compounds that may help reduce inflammation. This may help curb hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal pain, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and even depression.

Anxiety 

Chamomile tea is widely believed to help with anxiety relief. Chamomile tea is thought to have benzodiazepine-like effects, which are anti-anxiety and sleep-inducing drugs. 

Cold

According to some research, inhaling steam infused with chamomile extract or drinking warm chamomile tea may help reduce some symptoms of the common cold, such as headache and nasal congestion.

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