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Benefits of Chamomile Tea And Its Side Effects

Chamomile tea has been used over the years for its medicinal and health benefits. Chamomile tea has a sedating effect, as a result of which it has been used over thousands of years as a natural sleep remedy. The anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile tea can help treat menstrual cramps by easing up muscle spasms and contractions. Chamomile tea also works as a digestive aid by treating issues such as irritable bowel syndrome. Studies have proved that drinking chamomile tea is very beneficial in keeping levels of blood sugar low. Additionally, chamomile tea contains flavonoids such as apingen, which are extremely potent anti-cancer compounds, and can help reduce onset of cancer.

Benefits of Chamomile Tea And Its Side Effects

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Chamomile Tea
Nutritional Value of Chamomile Tea
Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea
Treats insomnia
Treats stomach cramps
Provides relief from digestive issues
Has cardiovascular benefits
Helps control blood sugar levels
Treats anxiety
Improves skin health
Treats wounds and infections
Reduces risk of thyroid and breast cancer
Boosts immune system
Uses of Chamomile Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chamomile Tea
Cultivation of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is an herb that people have used for centuries. Among herbal teas, chamomile tea is an extremely popular brew all over the world. Derived from certain members of the Asteraceae family of plants, the flowers of the chamomile plant can be dried and prepared for many different herbal and natural remedies, as well as its most used form – tea. These plants come in many different forms, so chamomile tea in one part of the world may not be exactly the same as somewhere else, but the fundamental components of the plants should be quite similar and will provide similar effects. Chamomile has two varieties – Roman and German. Most of the chamomile tea produced around the world is prepared from leaves of the German variety.

Nutritional Value of Chamomile Tea

A single cup of brewed chamomile tea contains around 2 calories, and 0.5 grams of carbohydrates. Chamomile tea also has traces of magnesium, calcium, fluoride, potassium, folate and Vitamin A. Chamomile tea is rich in flavonoids which possess anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties.

Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Chamomile Tea
Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Treats insomnia

Chamomile tea is a great natural solution for people suffering from sleeping problems or sleep disorders. Chamomile tea has a soothing and tranquilizing effect, which induces sleep. Regular consumption of chamomile tea can help you sleep well and solve your sleep-related issues.

Treats stomach cramps

Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help ease menstrual and other stomach-related cramps. The tea relaxes of the muscles of the uterus, thus providing relief from the pain. It works by increasing glycine levels in the body, which helps reduce the intensity of muscle spasms.

Provides relief from digestive issues

Chamomile tea has been used for many years to treat digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, and chamomile tea helps treat this condition. Chamomile lessens cramping in the inner lining of the stomach, thus helping release unnecessary gas and bloating in the digestive tract. Drinking chamomile tea on a regular basis can help prevent digestive problems in the long run.

Has cardiovascular benefits

Chamomile tea is rich in antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties as well, which can prove very beneficial in keeping the heart strong and functioning in a healthy manner. Chamomile tea contains flavonoids which have been proven to help reduce risks of coronary artery diseases and heart attacks.

Helps control blood sugar levels

Studies have proved that drinking chamomile tea is very beneficial in keeping levels of blood sugar low. This is particularly important for people who suffer from diabetes, as they have a great need to meticulously maintain their blood sugar levels adequately. By helping to regulate the glucose and insulin levels in the body, chamomile tea can prevent the spikes and drops that can be so dangerous for those who struggle with diabetes.

Treats anxiety

Chamomile has been used since ancient times to help in treating anxiety. Chamomile has a soothing and calming effect on the body, which can help soothe frazzled nerves and thus reduce anxiety. Drinking chamomile tea on a daily basis can drastically reduce anxiety

Improves skin health

Chamomile is loaded with beneficial antioxidants that help fight free radicals. This makes it useful in the prevention of bacteria that causes acne, thus improving overall skin health. Also, if consumed on a daily basis, chamomile tea helps nourishes and moisturizes your skin from deep within. Chamomile tea can also be used in homemade beauty recipes to improve and maintain skin health.

Treats wounds and infections

Chamomile can not only be used as a herbal infusion, but it can also be used topically for treating wounds on the skin. Rubbing a small amount of chamomile tea on scrapes and burns can help heal them faster.

Reduces risk of thyroid and breast cancer

Chamomile tea contains flavonoids such as apingen, which are extremely potent anti-cancer compounds. Research has shown that people who drink chamomile tea on a daily basis are at a lesser risk of developing cancer. Regular consumption of chamomile tea can also shrink cancerous tumors, as well as prohibit the onset of diseases such as thyroid.

Boosts immune system

If you suffer from frequent colds and coughs, chamomile tea should be your go-to solution. Chamomile tea has marked antibacterial properties, which help strengthen the immune system and keep it functioning properly. Regular consumption of chamomile tea can reduce your chances of catching colds and coughs.

Uses of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has been praised over the years not only for its pleasant taste and fragrance, but also for its abundance of health benefits as well. Chamomile tea is packed with antioxidants and other flavonoids, which have a huge host of positive effects on the human body. While chamomile tea is most commonly consumed as a beverage, the liquid can also be topically applied in certain cases for a relief from various skin issues. To treat skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema, chamomile is generally used in a bath or an infusion, or as a tincture. Chamomile is widely used in skin ointments and creams.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea does not generally have any side effects, but the pollen found in other preparations of chamomile can cause allergic reactions in certain people. Drinking chamomile tea in moderate amounts is good for health, but consumption in large doses can cause side effects such as omitting and nausea, especially if the tea contains high concentrations of chamomile. Other side effects that chamomile tea could cause include swelling of the throat, shortness of breath, skin rashes and anaphylaxis. Asthmatics also should not ingest chamomile tea, as it has the potential to worsen symptoms of asthma.

Cultivation of Chamomile Tea

The name Chamomile comes from the Greek word meaning 'ground apple'. Its history dates back at least to ancient Egypt, where Chamomile tea was prescribed as a cold remedy. The Romans enjoyed it as a beverage, as well as an incense. The chamomile plant was brought to England by an English botanist, and today, England is one of the primary producers of chamomile tea. Like most herbs, chamomile grows best when it is not fussed over. Too much fertilizer will result in lots of weakly flavored foliage and few flowers. Chamomile is drought tolerant and only needs to be watered in times of prolonged drought. For the most part, chamomile is not affected by many pests. It is often recommended as a companion plant to plant in the vegetable garden as its strong scent often keeps pests away.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello I am gaining weight specially this winter season. Due to this sometimes I get fatty liver in sgpt sgot rising above 100. Please suggest me what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, The problem of fatty liver can be treated with the use of various natural cures. 1. Turmeric: Consumption of food items containing turmeric can provide the desired results. A mixture prepared with the use of turmeric powder, maple syrup, lemon juice and water can be consumed on a regular basis. 2. Vitamins: Vitamin E can help in reducing the accumulation of fat in the liver. Vitamin A can help in flushing out the excess fat and toxins from the liver. Vitamin B family such as vitamin B5, B6 and B12 can break down the accumulated fat in the liver. Vitamin D may also reduce the inflammation resulting from this problem. Therefore, it is essential to consume vitamins on a regular basis. Sunflower seeds, peanut butter, milk, egg, walnuts, avocado and carrot are some food items rich in different types of vitamins. 3. Exercise: Exercise can help in eliminating the excess fat from the body. Walking, playing tennis, swimming, moving arms and legs can reduce the risk of developing the problem of fatty liver. Practicing yoga empty stomach on a daily basis can also provide effective results. 4. Aloe Vera: Intake of aloe vera juice (1/4th cup) on a daily basis can prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver. Aloe vera juice can be diluted with water and consumed. 5. Green Tea: Green tea contains polyphenols which can provide relief from the problem of fatty liver. Intake of green tea can reduce the inflammation caused by the problem. A cup of green tea can be prepared by steeping green tea leaves in water and consumed several times in a day to obtain the desired results. Intake of chamomile tea made by boiling chamomile flowers in water on a frequent basis can protect the liver and cure the discomfort resulting from the problem. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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I am 22 years old my hair 25 percent getting grey please suggest what I do .can I colour my hair or do anything else.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20's or 3o's is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.

Hi. My. Age is 33 last 3 year. My hair and. Beard. Hair grey day. By day please suggest me. What I can do. please reply. Me.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20’s or 30’s is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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Hey doctor. A. Going for my workout in morning at 6 am. Which is the right time to consume milk n green tea? Can we consume green tea at night before bed ?

Ph.D(Clinical Nutrition), M.Sc(Foods&Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi, Ideal time to consume milk is morning with breakfast and / or post dinner befote going to bed. Gree Tea can be had anytime of the day. If you feel hungry at night and do not prefer milk, you can have green tea too. Just take care that it is of decaffeinated variety. Chamomile tea has long been thought to be a sleep aid. Green tea, which contains theanine, helps promote sleep, again, just make sure your tea is of the decaf variety.

I am 17 years old and started growing plenty of white hair What should I do to get rid of them?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20’s or 30’s is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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Popular Health Tips

Benefits and Uses of Chamomile Tea

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Benefits and uses of chamomile tea

Most of the people have benefitted greatly from chamomile tea, so let’s take a closer look at some of its benefits and uses that impressed them.

1. Skin care

Due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich nature of chamomile tea, it is not exclusively used as a beverage. You can topically apply warm or cold chamomile tea to the site of irritations or skin conditions, such as eczema. Research has shown that this sort of direct application can significantly improve healing and lessen the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles on the face. Eliminating oxidative stress and boosting the immune response in these areas can do wonders for your skin.

2. Boosts immune system

If you want to strengthen your immune system to ward off infections, chamomile tea is the answer. There is a certain amount of phenolic compound in chamomile tea that is specifically linked to fighting bacterial infections in the body. Studies have shown that 5-6 glasses of this tea over a course of two weeks can significantly improve the body’s ability to fight infections.


3. Relieves menstrual discomfort

The anti-inflammatory nature of chamomile tea makes this relaxant a popular choice for women dealing with the symptoms of menstruation like bloating, cramping, anxiety, sweating, inability to sleep, and mood swings. Chamomile tea can directly affect many of these symptoms by soothing the mind and body, and reducing inflammation that may be causing discomforts.

4. Relieves stress

One of the most popular uses of a cup of chamomile tea is in the stress and anxiety treatment. After a long day at work, the warm, soothing nature of this beverage can help to increase the levels of serotonin and melatonin in your body. These levels can successfully eliminate stress and worry, while also slowing down your mind and eliminating the classic symptoms of anxiety. 1-2 cups of chamomile tea per day can do a significant help against chronic stress. Again, while pregnancy can be a stressful time, it can cause an increased risk of miscarriage.

5. Induces sleep

In a similar way that chamomile tea can ease stress and worry, it can also be an overall sleep aid, particularly for people who struggle with restless, non-restful or rejuvenating sleep. Even those struggling with sleep apnea and other disorders may benefit from the effects of chamomile tea. Drinking a warm cup of non-caffeinated chamomile tea can help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed.

6. Manages diabetes

Research has shown that chamomile tea can be useful for people suffering from diabetes. By helping to lower blood sugar levels and regulating the amount of insulin in the blood, the powerful organic chemicals in it help to eliminate massive drops and spikes in blood sugar.


7. Treats stomach issues

If you are suffering from stomach irritation, ranging anywhere from mild bloating to ibs symptoms, chamomile tea can be a major help. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to ease the twisting nature of your gut and allow for the passage of gas and smoother bowel movements. A single mug of chamomile tea can make you feel better, but continuous use of this can help to prevent serious conditions from developing in your gut.

8. Hair care

Apart from all of the impressive attributes of chamomile tea, many users claim that it improves the appearance and strength of the hair. While the anti-inflammatory components can help to alleviate irritation on the scalp, the stronger chemicals can fortify the strands of your hair, eliminate dandruff, and generally give your hair a better, silkier look.

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Menstrual Cramps - Ways You Can Get Relief From It!

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Menstrual Cramps - Ways You Can Get Relief From It!

A menstrual cramp is something which every woman complains of for a day or two every month. Menstrual cramps are usually the pains felt in the lower abdomen which can occur both before and during a woman's menstrual period. These cramps are caused by a hormone called prostaglandin that causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation. When the uterus contracts to shed its natural lining during your period it releases a hormone called prostaglandins which causes pain and inflammation. So higher the level of prostaglandins more severe the menstrual cramps.

It might be just a minor discomfort for some, but for others it can be severe. The symptoms of menstrual cramps include pain in the abdomen, pressure in the abdomen and pain in the hips, lower back, and inner thighs as well. However, if the cramps are severe you might have an upset stomach, loose stools and vomiting too. Three out of four women experience menstrual pains and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps.

Here are few remedies that might help in relieving the pain:

  1. Exercise, brisk walking or any type of physical activity can help to ease your belly pain as by being physically active your body pumps more blood, which helps to release endorphins to counteract the prostaglandins and reduce your cramps.
  2. Apply heat on the lower abdomen or the area where you feel the pain as it helps to relax the contracting muscles in your uterus.
  3. Improve your diet by reducing fat and increasing vegetables. However, avoid foods that contain caffeine and salt.
  4. Take a warm bath as it may also provide some relief.
  5. Add ginger in your food as it helps in lowering the levels of the pain-causing prostaglandins.
  6. Drink chamomile tea at least three times a day.
  7. Take fish oil supplements, vitamin B1 or both.
  8. Make sure to get enough vitamin D.
  9. Have an orgasm as it releases endorphins which has a pain-relieving effect and helps in boosting your mood as well.
  10. Include more dietary magnesium such as dry almonds and boiled spinach as it helps to ease the pain of cramps.
  11. Acupuncture also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  12. Take a safe painkiller to reduce pain.
  13. Birth control pills may help relieve painful cramps, but they do come with side effects which may include spotting, breast tenderness, nausea and low sex drive.
  14. Refrain yourself from smoking and drinking alcohol.
  15. Finally, have appropriate rest.

Note that the medications for such cramps are to be taken after consulting a Gynecologist.

If you still do not get any relief despite trying some of these options then you must visit your doctor to rule out more serious health issues as the menstrual cramps are sometimes caused or worsened by other conditions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Awesome! 11 Ayurvedic Remedies for Anxiety That Work a Treat!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kota
Awesome! 11 Ayurvedic Remedies for Anxiety That Work a Treat!

Stress is a very harmful all inclusive component of the human kind and can be good for us at times so that we can meet deadlines, but an excess of stretch can be very hurtful and can trade off our health physically, rationally, and emotionally. Depression is a very common and primarily created by stress.

When we are bearing overabundance of stress, numerous frameworks in the body can be adversely influenced: the digestive framework and metabolic system, the cardiovascular system, the musculoskeletal framework, the nervous system and the immune system. Excess stretch can likewise affect our mental and emotional health, our relationships with others and additionally the well-being of our bones and make us age faster.

Ayurveda offers a wonderful point of view on stress and depression management. Here are a few natural and Ayurvedic ways that can help relieve stress and depression:

  1. Basil leaves with Yogurt: Take ten or twelve basil leaves and blend them into yogurt. You can also add sugar to make it tastier. Blend this mix nicely to make a paste. Drink this paste to help get rid of stress.
  2. Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds are the best type of herb to cure numerous kinds of diseases and infections. It is additionally extremely helpful during stress and depression. You can use it and feel its benefits. 
  3. Take Chamomile tea: You can have chamomile tea. It is a successful treatment for depression. It can soothe your body from the inside and also help you sleep.
  4. Lemon Balm: Put on lemon balm to dispose off the tension and any kind of depression. It keeps up the nervous system working.
  5. Use ashwagandha: You can use ashwagandha to get alleviation from stress and depression.
  6. Lemon Juice: Drinking a glass of lemon juice every day is useful. Lemon is the best energizer for our body and keeps us on our feet while providing a cool feeling to the body from the inside.
  7. Almond with Milk: Take five to six almonds and drench into the water around evening time. Peel off and granulate them the next morning. Infuse this paste into a glass of tepid water. You can also add some honey or sugar to make it delicious.
  8. Triphala Powder: Using triphala with water around evening time is additionally helpful to recover from stress.
  9. Cardamom Seeds: You can take five to six cardamoms. Biting their seeds at whatever time in a day has been proven beneficial.
  10. Amla With Nutmeg: Take some juice of a crisp amla (Indian Gooseberry) and include a couple measure of nutmeg powder into it. Add some rock salt and blend them appropriately and drink it.
  11. Brahmi: Take a teaspoon of brahmi powder and swallow it with any natural liquid. It will help you channel your energy and work towards something more to distract yourself from stress.
  12. Yoga: For releasing stress, meditation and yoga are best.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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12 Ayurvedic Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety!

BAMS
Ayurveda, Udaipur
12 Ayurvedic Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety!

Stress is a very harmful all inclusive component of the human kind and can be good for us at times so that we can meet deadlines, but an excess of stretch can be very hurtful and can trade off our health physically, rationally, and emotionally. Depression is a very common and primarily created by stress.

When we are bearing overabundance of stress, numerous frameworks in the body can be adversely influenced: the digestive framework and metabolic system, the cardiovascular system, the musculoskeletal framework, the nervous system and the immune system. Excess stretch can likewise affect our mental and emotional health, our relationships with others and additionally the well-being of our bones and make us age faster.

Ayurveda offers a wonderful point of view on stress and depression management. Here are a few natural and Ayurvedic ways that can help relieve stress and depression:

  1. Basil leaves with Yogurt: Take ten or twelve basil leaves and blend them into yogurt. You can also add sugar to make it tastier. Blend this mix nicely to make a paste. Drink this paste to help get rid of stress.
  2. Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds are the best type of herb to cure numerous kinds of diseases and infections. It is additionally extremely helpful during stress and depression. You can use it and feel its benefits. 
  3. Take Chamomile tea: You can have chamomile tea. It is a successful treatment for depression. It can soothe your body from the inside and also help you sleep.
  4. Lemon Balm: Put on lemon balm to dispose off the tension and any kind of depression. It keeps up the nervous system working.
  5. Use ashwagandha: You can use ashwagandha to get alleviation from stress and depression.
  6. Lemon Juice: Drinking a glass of lemon juice every day is useful. Lemon is the best energizer for our body and keeps us on our feet while providing a cool feeling to the body from the inside.
  7. Almond with Milk: Take five to six almonds and drench into the water around evening time. Peel off and granulate them the next morning. Infuse this paste into a glass of tepid water. You can also add some honey or sugar to make it delicious.
  8. Triphala Powder: Using triphala with water around evening time is additionally helpful to recover from stress.
  9. Cardamom Seeds: You can take five to six cardamoms. Biting their seeds at whatever time in a day has been proven beneficial.
  10. Amla With Nutmeg: Take some juice of a crisp amla (Indian Gooseberry) and include a couple measure of nutmeg powder into it. Add some rock salt and blend them appropriately and drink it.
  11. Brahmi: Take a teaspoon of brahmi powder and swallow it with any natural liquid. It will help you channel your energy and work towards something more to distract yourself from stress.
  12. Yoga: For releasing stress, meditation and yoga are best.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Constipation Can Be Treated With Home Remedies?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, CFN
Sexologist, Karnal
How Constipation Can Be Treated With Home Remedies?

Constipation can make you miserable. Though medically defined as less than three stools a week or worse, daily bowel movement is essential to keep healthy and feel fresh. Caused by slow movement of food through the digestive tract, constipation can occur due to poor bowel habits, eating less fiber, medications, hormonal issues or some other disease. However, it can be easily fixed with fiber, fluids and frequent exercising. You can try these natural treatments to relieve your discomfort and keep it away:

1. Coconut Oil and Flaxseed - A great combination
Coconut oil is a wonderful hydrating agent and eases stools. Flaxseeds help in the elimination of toxins, excess fat and cholesterol from the body. So in one tablespoon of coconut oil, add half a teaspoon of flaxseeds, chew well and eat this every morning.

2. Harad or Terminalia Chebula Myrobalan - A Wonder Fruit
An important ingredient of Triphala, harad is a wonder fruit that has amazing health benefits. One of these is relieving constipation. Take the small black variety and roast it with few drops of Ghee and grind to store. 5-6 gms daily with water at night will relieve constipation.

3. Yogurt - Excellent Source of Probiotics

Probiotics which contain beneficial bacteria are a great remedy for constipation. However, you can take the humble homemade yogurt full of beneficial bacteria in your meal every day and get relief from constipation.

4. Fiber Fix - Figs and more
Fiber helps to bulk up your stool making the bowel movement faster. Figs are a great source of soluble fiber and you can soak 2-3 overnight and have both the fruit and the sweet water to get regular bowel movement. You can also include high fiber whole wheat bran cereal to your diet for added benefits.
Do not forget to back your fibers with 8-10 glasses of water as you increase your intake.

5. Baking Powder - The Versatile Solution
Baking powder has an alkalizing effect and eases movement through the bowels. Add a teaspoon to ¼ cup of warm water and drink it quickly for best results.

6. Oatmeal Tea - When things are Severe
Oatmeal is fibrous, Honey is healing and moisturizing and Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory agent which soothes the stomach. Together, they can stop severe constipation. So, take a cup of water and add three teaspoons of oatmeal, a Chamomile tea bag and two teaspoons of honey. Drink 2-3 times a day if your problem is severe. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Chamomile Tea
Nutritional Value of Chamomile Tea
Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea
Treats insomnia
Treats stomach cramps
Provides relief from digestive issues
Has cardiovascular benefits
Helps control blood sugar levels
Treats anxiety
Improves skin health
Treats wounds and infections
Reduces risk of thyroid and breast cancer
Boosts immune system
Uses of Chamomile Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chamomile Tea
Cultivation of Chamomile Tea