I kinda stumbled upon this tea by accident. I always knew it was good for calming me down, as this is what it is typically used for. But today I decided to drink more of it. I drank about 6 cups of it and I just felt instantly better. I felt more alert, lighter, happier somehow and my digestion was fantastic! I decided to do some further research to discover more. The tea I am talking about is chamomile tea.
It is amazingly good for us women with Endometriosis. Here are the benefits:
1. It reduces inflammation in all the areas that count!
Us poor women with Endometriosis typically suffer from heaps of swelling and inflammation. We get used to feeling like we are about to pop! Chamomile tea will reduce inflammation by aiding the areas that typically cause us to feel more bloated. I am talking about our digestion, our bladder and our uterus.
The ingredients in chamomile tea stimulate the digestive juices in the stomach and small intestines. This means, we digest everything better. In other words… better nutrients being absorbed by the body.
The second aspect to digestion is that we often suffer from bacteria forming in the digestive tract, which will also aggravate an already inflamed colon plus cause additional gas. Chamomile tea flushes out bacteria and is known as a natural vermifuge—it kills intestinal worms. Chamomile tea also expels gas from the intestines and thereby relaxes the body and lowers blood pressure.
It is also known to reduce any inflamed membranes within the body, which naturally includes our colon.
Interstitial cystitis is a common condition, which is often associated with Endometriosis. Many of you may not be familiar with the condition but it actually contributes and simulates many of the symptoms of Endometriosis. Essentially, it is the bladder becoming inflamed. I suffer from this often. I actually find that drinking too much water, pure water, actually can make me feel worse. Chamomile combines the perfect ingredients to soothe inflammation and acts as a natural diuretic to help flush out the bladder.
The uterus reacts to stress almost instantly. Chamomile acts on the same parts of the brain that reduce anxiety in anti-anxiety drugs. Chamomile is also a natural analgesic, which basically means it reduces muscle pain within the body, including the joints, headaches, sinuses and even toothache. The uterus is made up of a series of muscles and by relaxing these, we naturally reduce the pain we associate so strongly with Endometriosis. Perfect for menstrual cramps!
2. It is good for the liver – called a hepatic!
This was great news for me! I have worked out some time ago that our focus for healing Endometriosis is all about flushing out toxins and healing the liver. Chamomile does this by aiding digestion, making it easier on the liver to flush out the remaining unwanted toxins and also stimulates bile production from the liver.
Chamomile is known to regenerate liver tissue, which is great for healing our weak liver cells.
3. It is great for our moods and spirit
Chamomile is a natural stimulant and anti-depressant. It will lift the spirit, fight depression and stop sadness within you. Roman chamomile will calm any feeling of irritation, anger and annoyance, while German chamomile will reduce more inflammation in the body.
Chamomile is also good at simply calming us down and taking things a little easier, which will aid our stress levels and our outlook.
Amazing stuff! Isn’t it? The great thing is, you don’t need to hunt this one down! You should be able to find chamomile tea at your local supermarket.
How to drink chamomile tea
If you can make your own chamomile tea, the best benefits will be felt but even just drinking chamomile tea from the supermarket will do wonders. Soak it for a long time and drink it warm. It is important not to add sugar. If you need a sweetener only use stevia.
Drink it ALL day long as often as you like. It has no known side effects and by drinking more, it simply compounds into more beneficial results. I am drinking about 5–6 cups per day. It is cumulative in the body, which basically means the more you drink, the better the treatment will be.
I found it amazing to drink as an all day drink. It has a soft, light taste and is not too strong so it is great for any time of the day. It also has no caffeine in it and will allow you to sleep wonderfully too.
It is amazing to find so many benefits for our bodies in a simple remedy like chamomile. It is so within our reach and so easy to incorporate into our daily lives! Nothing complex about it!
Have you tried chamomile tea? Do you like the taste? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.