What happens when you mix two of natures best - Awesomeness. Similar happens in a cup of chamomile tea with honey.
Chamomile tea offers several benefits from health to beauty which when added with honey doubles the effects. The mixture offers following major properties
Honey is pure glucose and fructose - the energy providers while chamomile has medical compounds like bisabolol, terpenoids, flavonoids etc. So the benefits one can get from this drink is numerous.
Apart from these properties, the elixier-like.drink offers healthy amount of nutrients as well.
Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea with Honey
Aids in healing wounds
The anti-septic property present in both chamomile and honey kills bacteria and germs helping heal wounds and burns fast. It also lowers the chance of infection. The mixture can be applied topically on burns and wounds and taken in for internal wounds.
Helps cure cough and flu
A medical study conducted in Penn State College of Medicine concluded that honey reduced night time coughing in children. Adding up chamomiles' anti-biotic property with honey helps fight off flu causing bacteria. Together the components can be taken as a reliable remedy for cough and flu.
Reduces Gastrointestinal ailments
The drink can help get rid of various gastrointestinal ailment. The anti-spasmodic property of the mixture helps calm down stomach cramps, back pain. Likewise anti-microbial contents help eliminate harmful germs and bacteria in the gut, reliving digestive disorders, stomach irritations and eben ulcers.
Helps cure sleep disorders
Honey releases the happy hormones - serotonin in body and the sedative effect of chamomile, both work together to cure sleep disorders. This relaxes the blood vessels calming down th body and inducing sleep.
Regulates Blood sugar level
Glucose and fructose are the natural sugars present in honey, which dissolves quickly and increase the glucose and insulin level in body. This helps regulate blood sugar level.
Whereas the compound - Esculetin, found in chamomile suppresses the blood sugar level. But the effect of this compound has only been tested on rats only.
Both the components in this drink have anti-inflammatory properties. Although no scientific proof of honey being anti-inflammatory has been found, people have been using it for years.
The mixture can be used topically for external inflammations and as a drink for internal.
Calms mind and provides energy
Natural sugar in honey provides energy. And when combined with chamomiles sedative effect, the mixture only provides mild energy with somewhat peace of mind..
Beauty Benefits of Chamomile Tea With Honey
Reduces acne and scars
The mixture contains anti-bacterial properties which helps kill harmful bacteria on the skin. This reduces acne and prevents it from forming again. Furthermore the anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties sooths down the irritation and inflammation reducing redness and pain.
The mixture also balances ph level on skin, limiting the secretion of oil. This reduces the blocking of pores on skin reducing the chances of acne.
The compounds in chamomile - bisabolol, azulene and flavonoids bleaches and lightens skin tone. Using this mixture on the scar for a certain period of time helps reduce acne scars.
Honey has the humidifying property that when applied on skin keeps the skin moist and hydrated. Whereas chamomile helps trap moisture in skin. So the mixture can be taken or applied as an effective skin moisturizer.
Reduces scalp problems
The anti-irritant property of the mixture reduces the irritation on the scalp and the humidifying property keeps the scalp and hair moist, reducing dandruff problem.
The ph level balancing property balances the ph level and anti-septic, anti-oxidant property removes dead cell and dirt on scalp. This reduces hair fall and strengthens hair.
The hydrating property of honey helps hydrate the burnt skin and the anti-inflammatory property, present in both the components, reduces inflammation on the skin caused by sunburn. The anti-biotic property helps heal the burnt skin.