Chamomile Tea Benefits for Skin, Anxiety, Brain Health

| Modified on Aug 02, 2020
Stomach Spasms, Nausea, Sleep
Posted by Susannah (Ut) on 08/02/2020

Chamomile capsules are great for stomach spasms and nausea. I also found that if I take 2 capsule 30 minutes before going to sleep, I get t a great night of sleep. Taking capsules is better than drinking a cup of strong tea at night so I don't have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

Nausea, Anxiety, Menstrual Cramps
Posted by Sheena L. (Atlanta, Georgia) on 05/31/2015

Chamomile is a great remedy for nausea and anxiety. I also drink a strong cup of chamomile tea for bad menstrual cramps because it can stop the pain in its tracks.

Pink Eye
Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 09/11/2014

I found also with chamomile tea its greatest effects are after you use the tea bag and squeeze the liquid out it's great to put the tea bag on one eye then the other as it cleans and strengthens the eyes. Good Luck.

Acid Reflux
Posted by Joyfulone55 (Lenexa, Kansas) on 06/23/2013

I have been cold brewing chamomile tea and like the taste better than hot brewing. I drink it thoughout the day and make a glass to keep by my bedside at night in case I wake up feeling acid reflux burn. It has really been helping. It is also helping me keep better hydrated without drinking high calorie juices or acidic sodas. In my opinion, it is really helping my reflux.

Posted by Skysail (Tempe, Az) on 08/11/2011

I use chamomile tea bags anytime any of my body piercing get infected. It's gentle and ALWAYS works!

I warm up the tea bag (chamomile) in a cup of hot water. Then I apply the tea bag to my infected area. Not only does it drain out any of the discharge it also soothes the skin. I've never been scared or had to deal with scar tissue from a piercing infection. Any time I get a new piercing I use chamomile to clean it (instead of rough cleaners like alcohol or peroxide). Works like a charm!

Tooth Abscess
Posted by Jen (Belton, Mo) on 08/05/2011

I use chamomile tea whenever I get an abscessed tooth. I wet a chamomile tea bag with warm water (so the cold doesnt hurt me) and put it between the gum and cheek where the abscess is. It seems to me that chamomile pulls the infection right out. After about 10 minutes I start to feel relief from the pain and swelling. I have tried other teas, and chamomile works the best for me.

Natural Antihistamine
Posted by Ken (Quito, Ecuador) on 06/01/2010

I suffer from chronic allergies that cause heavy nasal and sinus congestion and post-nasal drainage. My doctor recommended the following simple remedy that has been very effective.

1. Prepare a cup of chamomile (Manzanilla) tea, normal drinking strength.

2. Pour a bit into your cupped palm and sniff it strongly up both nostrils.

3. Tilt your head far back and pinch your nose shut for 30 seconds or so, then blow your nose.

This produces a wonderfully clean and open feeling in the nasal passages and keeps them clear for several hours, better than commercial antihistamines I've tried. It seems even to reduce sinus pressure in the forehead. You have to experiment to find the best frequency of dosage -- if you use it too often you may find that your nose becomes too dry for comfort.

Free breathing and absence of drainage greatly improves your sleeping and general comfort.

Chamomile Side Effects
Posted by Jeremiah (San Diego, California) on 08/03/2009

For all those who have Enuresis, I can state as fact that even if you take medication to control your enuresis, Chamomile Tea will overpower that medication, and should not be taken. If you have anxiety, or need help getting to sleep, try other sources, because Chamomile Tea, at least for me, makes me really go.

Chamomile Side Effects
Posted by Debi (Converse, Texas USA) on 02/25/2009

Just a note of caution, Camomile Tea is great for most people. I have found that because I am allergic to ragweed that it causes me some respiratory problems as it is part of the ragweed family.

Elevates Mood
Posted by Jodi (New York, ny) on 02/23/2009

Well.. chamomile works for me.. great for relaxing.. changed my mood to just calm..

Pink Eye
Posted by Carol (Dallas, Texas) on 09/05/2008

Remedy: Chamomile
Cured: Viral Conjunctivitis

I bought teabags with chamomile flowers listed as the only ingredient.

I boiled around 1 cup of water, then floated the teabags in there for about 2 minutes and removed from heat.

Allowed the tea to cool until it was just warm to the inside of my wrist. Then I dipped cotton balls 1 time only per piece into the tea and used this to remove the "gunk". Next, I took the teabags while still warm and placed them over my eyes and covered them with a clean towel.

This seemed to soothe the swelling of my eyelids and dried up a lot of the discharge.

I had this condition for about 4 days and was using antibiotic drops until I went to an opthalmologist who diagnosed it as viral. That's the point where I stopped using drops and started using the teabags. I have been doing this for a day and a half and my eyes are pink instead of red with just a little discharge now, and no more swelling, pain, or itchiness. I feel like I will probably be completely over this by tomorrow.

Upset Stomach
Posted by Steph (Jacksonville, FL) on 10/17/2006

I'm responding to the claim that black tea cures an upset stomach. Whenever I drink black tea, I always develop painful gas and bloating and sometimes diarrhea. My grandmother said she has the same problem and that it may be caused by tannins in the tea. Maybe some people just aren't able to break down the chemicals? What does help me when i get a "gas attack" is to get on my knees and stick my butt in the air, focusing on relaxing my abdominal muscles. The posture is a bit ridiculous, but it does help expel the gas after a couple minutes. For an upset stomach, i make a tea of grated ginger, chamomile or mint or a combination. To that I add organic milk and honey.

Natural Hair Conditioner
Posted by Becky (Port Townsend, WA) on 01/22/2006

I used the acv and it works but I have a hint for people with winter scalp (flaky tight scalp). Steep 2 bags of chamomile tea in 2 cups warm water for 10 minutes. Add a dash of lemon juice and 15 drops of calendula (marigold) extract then pour onto scalp and let sit for 10 minutes and shampoo and condition as normal. I have done this 2x a week wince winter set in and it is perfect. No more flaking or redness.

Acid Reflux
Posted by Toma (Chicago, IL) on 01/30/2007

I talked to my practitioner recently, and he told me that Apple Cider Vinegar is good only for those people who have high acidity; for those who have low acidity it can be harmful. He told me the least harmful remedy for Acid Reflux and other stomach problems is CAMOMILE TEA. I tried it, and it works wonders.

Acid Reflux
Posted by JohnnieLou (Lawton, OK) on 02/20/2007

I had suffered from severe reflux for months. Nothing seemed to help. While surfing the internet, I found some information about chamomile tea helping with reflux. I bought the green tea with chamomile and started drinking it at the first sign of reflux and always about an hour before bedtime. The chamomile tea helped immediately and I no longer have reflux. I guess Peter Rabbit's Mom knew what she was doing when she gave him chamomile tea and put him to bed after he ate too much in Mr. McGregor's garden! Regular chamomile works as well as the green tea/chamomile combination.

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