Chamomile can help ease menstrual cramping

Chamomile can help ease menstrual cramping

Jessica Bonin, the founder of Lady Bonin's Tea, shares the amazing benefits of chamomile and how it can benefit women.

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Chamomile tea is one of the best teas in the world. Not only does it smell divine and taste delicious, but it has also been proven to have countless health benefits.

Tea expert, Jessica Bonin, says it can do wonders for pregnant women. She says it can relieve morning sickness and promote general relaxation and relieve stress.

That’s not all chamomile tea can do for women.

Jessica says it has been proven to reduce menstrual cramps for women who suffer from period pains.

She says the tea is believed to have the “ability to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus [which] help ease the discomfort of menstrual cramping.”

Bonin adds: “Historically, it has been used to treat sore stomachs, IBS and is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, as well as a gentle sleep aid.”

“Chamomile's mildly sedating and muscle-relaxing effects may help those who suffer from insomnia to fall asleep more easily."

Below the tea expert shares more benefits of chamomile:

- “It can treat diverticular disease, irritable bowel problems, and various gastrointestinal complaints. Chamomile's reported anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic actions relax the smooth muscles lining of the stomach and intestine. The herb may, therefore, help to relieve nausea, heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It may also be useful in the treatment of diverticular disorders and inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease.”

- “Used as a lotion or added in oil form to a cool bath, chamomile may ease the itching of eczema and other rashes and reduces skin inflammation. It may also speed healing and prevent bacterial infection.”

- “Cooled chamomile tea can be used in a compress to help soothe tired, irritated eyes and it may even help treat conjunctivitis.”

- “A chamomile mouthwash may help soothe mouth inflammations and keep gums healthy.”

However, Bonin warns that one should “never stop taking prescription medications without consulting your doctor.” 

Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor on any health-related issues.

READ: Surprising benefits of drinking tea

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