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Benefits of Chamomile Tea And Its Side Effects

Chamomile has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Due to its sweet fragrance and soothing flavor, people started drinking it as tea. Apart from being refreshing and extremely aromatic, chamomile tea comes packed with various nutrients that offer many health benefits
The health benefits of chamomile tea include its ability to prevent cell mutation, lower inflammation, fight depression and anxiety. It also helps in relieving constipation, stomach pain and cramps. Chamomile tea heals leaky gut and other gut related problems. It promotes healthy skin, helps fight cancer, maintain healthy gums and teeth. Chamomile tea also improves the health of the heart, improves digestion and prevents various gastrointestinal disturbances, such as vomiting, gas, indigestion diarrhea, etc.

Table of Content

Chamomile Tea
Nutritional Value of Chamomile Tea
Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea
Prevents Sleeping Disorders
Boosts Immunity
Helps Fight Stress
Beneficial For Diabetics
Helps Prevent Stomach Disorders
Aids During Menstruation
Beneficial During Cold
Helps During Allergies
Strong Cleansing Agent
Beneficial To The Hair
Helps Prevent Hemorrhoids
Helps Fight Cancer
Uses of Chamomile Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chamomile Tea
Origin And Cultivation of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is the name of a daisy look-alike plant. Etymologically, the term ‘chamomile’ means earth apple. Its scientific name is Matricaria Chamomilla. Chamomile is also considered to be a miraculous herb that contains many valuable properties which are beneficial for the health. This potentially magic herb has been used for thousands of years to deal with various health issues. Chamomile tea is generally golden in color and has a unique flowery and sweet flavor to it. There are two types of chamomile, which are, Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile. It is the German chamomile that has been studied and used the most in dealing with skin or digestive issues.

Nutritional Value of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea contains 36 flavonoids and 28 terpenoid compounds. This herb also contains various healing components like mucilage and coumarins. All of these therapeutic compounds make the chamomile tea a great reservoir of amazing properties like antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent, anti-ulcer properties. There is no caffeine present at all in chamomile tea. It also contains small amounts of minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese and vitamin A. The carbohydrates present in a normal cup of chamomile tea provides up to 10 KJ of calorie.

Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Chamomile Tea

Prevents Sleeping Disorders

Chamomile tea has analgesic properties which help to relax, calm the nervous system and induce sleep. Hence, drinking chamomile tea is very favorable for those people who suffer from restlessness during nap time. Even chamomile tea works wonders for those who are struggling with sleeping disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea. Thus, it is recommended to have a warm cup of chamomile tea just before sleeping to have a peaceful night of sleep.

Boosts Immunity

Chamomile tea is also considered to be one of the most inexpensive and easiest means of boosting the immunity power our body. Chamomile tea contains the phenolic compound which has a protective quality to ward off bacterial infection, hence promoting the immunity of the body.

Helps Fight Stress

Drinking chamomile tea regularly helps in keeping anxiety and stress problem at bay. The anti-oxidant agents present in chamomile tea, like acetylene, chamazulene etc. help in promoting relaxation and fighting stress. Apart from dealing with stress and anxiety, chamomile tea also helps in treating insomnia. Similar to peppermint tea, chamomile tea works great wonders in reducing the irritability of the nerves and relaxes the stressed muscles.

Beneficial For Diabetics

Chamomile tea is an age-old therapeutic herb that has also been very helpful for those who are diabetic. There are certain curative compounds present in chamomile tea that help to maintain any major drop or surge in blood sugar level, thus maintaining the quantity of insulin in the blood. However, it is advisable to consult the doctor before starting this herbal regime.

Helps Prevent Stomach Disorders

Chamomile tea is a great solution for those people who often suffer with stomach problems, such as bowel syndrome, bloating problem etc. Chamomile tea contains anti-inflammatory properties which are very helpful for comforting and curing different types of gut problems.

Aids During Menstruation

Chamomile tea can be a lifesaver for ladies during their painful days of menstruation. During menstruation, most of the women go through various problems such as sweating, stomach ache, bloating, mood swings, cramping etc. The soothing, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile tea help to reduce inflammation and ease muscle pain. They also help in relieving the body and mind during menstrual problems.

Beneficial During Cold

Chamomile tea is great remedy during cold weather. When people suffer from cold, sore throat or nasal congestion, it becomes a daily horrid affair, and then drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea can spell its charm quickly and effectively. Inhaling the steam of chamomile tea can also be of great help during such situations.

Helps During Allergies

From ancient times till date, chamomile tea is found to work like magic. Being a fountain of curative properties, it can be a quick-fix for treating rashes, wounds, skin burns, cuts, and allergies. A cotton ball dipped in chilled chamomile tea can soothe the allergy-prone area. It makes the healing process of the affected areas faster. Skin irritation caused by sun burns can also be soothed using chamomile tea.

Strong Cleansing Agent

Chamomile tea has strong cleansing agent. It’s toning; moisturizing and antioxidant properties boost the overall skin texture and promote acne free, luminous skin. Even when it comes to fighting against the acne invasion or making the acne spots fade away, chamomile tea can do wonders. Chamomile tea can also be used as a facial scrub and as skin bleach. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile tea help in reducing skin damages like redness, swelling and pimples.

Beneficial To The Hair

Chamomile tea not only benefits the skin but also benefits the hair immensely. It prevents problems, such as dandruff and itching scalp. It also helps in brightening the hair color thereby adding an extra shine and smoothness to the hair. Having chamomile tea regularly can provide all these benefits to our hair. Chamomile tea helps in nourishing the hair from within and minimizing the risk of split ends.

Helps Prevent Hemorrhoids

Drinking chamomile tea helps in treating and preventing hemorrhoids due to its soothing properties that calm the nervous system. Hemorrhoids can be caused due to various factors such as constipation, diarrhea, portal hypertension, etc. Possessing multiple calming and curative properties, regular intake of chamomile tea helps in calming the antispasmodic, digestive and antirheumatic issues.

Helps Fight Cancer

According to recent research, chamomile tea has the potential to treat cancer. However, this information is still not 100% accurate as the research is still in process. Drinking chamomile tea has shown remarkable results in treating cancerous tumor growth. It is believed that it is due to the presence of an anti-oxidant agent called apigenin, the inhibition of cancerous cells becomes possible.

Uses of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is widely used as an herbal drink with lots of health benefits to offer. Be it at home or in restaurants, the tea preparation using the dried chamomile flowers is considered to offer a feeling of tranquility and calmness. Possessing antispasmodic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, use of a hot cup of chamomile tea is quite popular to find relief from the feeling of overwork, tiredness, anxiety, and fever or cold.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Chamomile Tea

According to experts, the intake of chamomile tea doesn't cause any adverse side effects or allergies and is perfectly safe. However, when consumed in large doses or repeatedly, it may lead to different side effects and health conditions. This may vary from person to person. From drowsiness to vomiting, heavy consumption of chamomile tea or using an excessive amount of chamomile flowers can result in both drowsiness and vomiting. For those who are allergic to certain daisy family related plants, intake of chamomile tea may trigger different allergic reactions. Having strong anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile tea should be avoided by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.

Origin And Cultivation of Chamomile Tea

According to experts, the intake of chamomile tea doesn't cause any adverse side effects or allergies and is perfectly safe. However, when consumed in large doses or repeatedly, it may lead to different side effects and health conditions. This may vary from person to person. From drowsiness to vomiting, heavy consumption of chamomile tea or using an excessive amount of chamomile flowers can result in both drowsiness and vomiting. For those who are allergic to certain daisy family related plants, intake of chamomile tea may trigger different allergic reactions. Having strong anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile tea should be avoided by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.

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
Prevents Sleeping Disorders
Boosts Immunity
Helps Fight Stress
Beneficial For Diabetics
Helps Prevent Stomach Disorders
Aids During Menstruation
Beneficial During Cold
Helps During Allergies
Strong Cleansing Agent
Beneficial To The Hair
Helps Prevent Hemorrhoids
Helps Fight Cancer
Uses of Chamomile Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chamomile Tea
Origin And Cultivation of Chamomile Tea