Boost your immunity with chamomile-infused drinks

Chamomile tea is rich in flavonoids which possess antioxidant and anti-microbial properties that are good for health.

As a caffeine-free infusion, chamomile or ‘babune ka phal‘ has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments since time immemorial and has been considered a better alternative to regular tea.

A centuries old herb, chamomile comes from daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It offers a number of health benefits as its laden with antioxidants, reports Indian Express.

Though some studies suggest consumption of chamomile infusion may help lower the risk of diseases like heart disease and cancer and even control blood sugar, definitive studies are yet to be carried out.

While chamomile has two varieties, Roman and German, most of the chamomile tea produced around the world is prepared from leaves of the German variety. A single cup of brewed chamomile tea is said to contain around two calories, and 0.5 grams of carbohydrates.

It also has traces of magnesium, calcium, fluoride, potassium, folate and Vitamin A and is rich in flavonoids which possess antioxidant and anti-microbial properties.

Founder and Director at Gaia, Dolly Kumar shares five potential health benefits of consuming chamomile infusion….

*May help promote sleep and treat insomnia
*Remedy for pre-menstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps
*Boosts immunity
*Anxiety and stress reduction
*Good for the skin