Staying healthy and prolonging your life span takes a lifelong commitment. A person has to be committed to a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle would mean adhering to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Sipping on a certain hot beverage has been proven to aid in a healthier life and boost longevity.
Chamomile is not only a popular herbal remedy and a delicious treat; it also has a positive impact on one’s health and could boost longevity.
A study conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch, analysed 1,677 Mexican American men and women all aged over 60 and analysed how chamomile tea consumption aided in longevity.
The study revealed that the tea helped to decrease mortality risk by nearly a third compared to those who did not drink the tea.
According to the study’s authors, previous research suggests that black and green tea is linked to reduced heart problems, a lower risk of developing cancer and lower rates of mortality.
One of the more important mechanisms in chamomile tea is its powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Chamomile’s ability to boost one’s longevity is contributed by its strong ability to soothe and relax the nerves.
An imperative factor as stress is one of the leading causes of many serious health risks.
Many studies have indicated chamomile’s effectiveness in helping to reduce stress in individuals, therefore reducing the risk of chronic disease conditions.
In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the metabolic effects of chamomile consumption were investigated.
The study noted: “Daily urine samples were collected from volunteers during a six-week period incorporating a two-week baseline period, two weeks of daily chamomile tea ingestion, and a two-week post-treatment phase.
“Samples obtained up to two-weeks after daily chamomile intake formed an isolated cluster in the discriminant analysis map, from which it was inferred that the metabolic effects of chamomile ingestion were prolonged during the two-week postdosing period.”
Other benefits of chamomile tea
Created from dried chamomile flowers, chamomile tea contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Thanks to its antibacterial contents, chamomile tea can help to reduce the appearance of acne breakouts. As stress can cause breakouts, then calming effects of chamomile tea helps to prevent this.
When used topically, chamomile tea can alleviate acne, spots, and puffy eye bags.
Also, due to their concentration of the flavonoid quercetin, chamomile can provide protection from sun damage.