Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Chamomile tea for better sleep

Sleep is one of the most basic human needs and any disruption in its natural course, in addition to mental health problems, also reduces individual performance.

Sleep disturbances are an important health issue that affects physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. Sleep quality is a critical factor of influence on quality of life.

Clutter structure of sleep as acute even within 1 week; expose people to the risk of cardiovascular system diseases, especially hypertension, endocrine disorders particularly diabetes, and immune system disorders.

Chamomile flowers are taken as a strong tea for improving sleep and rest. It is often recommended for people with insomnia.

Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is a member of Asteraceae/Compositae family and represented by two common varieties viz. Chamomile contains multiple active chemical compounds, including one called apigenin that has a mild tranquilizing effect once it binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. It promotes sleepiness and reduce insomnia.

Study (published in J Educ Health Promot. 2017; 6: 53) showed that 4 weeks consumption of chamomile extract was significantly effective in improvement of sleep quality. Study also showed that 4 weeks consumption of chamomile extract had a medium effect to improve sleep disorder symptoms and daily performance of patients suffering from sleep disorders compared to placebo.
Chamomile tea for better sleep

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