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Chamomile: More Than Just A Sleep Aid

Learn more about the little flower packed with medicinal power!




The Chamomile flower has been a staple in herbal medicine for thousands of years. A member of the daisy family, the flower is an old World native and has been used in many forms and practices to treat many ailments all across the globe.


The Common Cold

Chamomile tea and the run-of-the-mill cold seem to go hand and hand. Scientific studies have indicated that drinking chamomile tea, and even inhalation of the steam the tea gives off may help treat a mild viral infection. Taking in the vapor from the tea could potentially also provide some temporary relief if you're experiencing congestion.



Gastrointestinal Problems

Chamomile's naturally soothing nature can work wonders on the GI tract. It can be used to sort out all kinds of stomach issues because of the way it helps to relax the muscles that move food throughout the intestines. Chamomile tea can be used to help treat GI irritation, excessive flatulence, and even ulcers.




Anxiety Reducer

The destabilizing effects of general anxiety disorder, or GAD, may be lessened with a steady intake of chamomile. The flower contains an antioxidant called apigenin. Apigenin is what gives the chamomile flower its sleep-inducing and tranquilizing properties. The antioxidant works by binding itself to specific receptors in the brain that can decrease your anxiety and help you sleep.


Tea Time

There are many, many more uses for chamomile beyond this post, and Catalyst Tea Company wants to know how you use the tea. Let us know in the comments what you use chamomile for!








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