Most people already know that drinking chamomile tea before bedtime tends to induce a good night’s sleep. However, many might be surprised to learn of the many other therapeutic and medicinal properties of this miraculous, flowering plant. The Hindu culture has long prescribed chamomile to induce calm and tranquility during meditation and religious practices while doctors to professional athletes often recommend chamomile to relieve muscle pain and spasms. Here are five secret health benefits that vaping chamomile might also provide.
1. Vaping chamomile reduces muscle spasms and pain.
According to the Journal of Agriculture and Chemistry (JAC), chamomile decreases the body’s production of prostaglandins, a naturally occurring hormone-like chemical that causes inflammation of muscle tissue. In fact, vaping chamomile can even help relax the nerves of the digestive tract that often lead to stomach cramps, flatulence, and diarrhea.
2. Vaping chamomile boosts the immunity system.
A 2005 study by the American Chemical Society published on Science Daily indicates that ingesting chamomile increases the production of glycine, phenolics, and hippurates in the human body. As a result, it is considered a highly effective antibacterial agent which enhances the overall immunity system. People who drink lots of chamomile tea often experience fewer occurrences of colds, flu, and nasal congestion, but vaping this herb produces similar results, as well.
3. Vaping chamomile is good for the complexion.
The increased antibacterial properties of chamomile help fight acne breakouts, heal scar tissue much faster and more cleanly, and even fade age spots. Its higher levels of antioxidants also help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV rays. But its magical ability to speed up the body’s ability to rejuvenate new cells make chamomile a wonderful addition to anyone’s health regimen who is battling the onslaught of premature aging. It even helps reduce dark circles under the eyes.
4. Vaping chamomile heals sunburn.
As the summer months quickly approach, don’t forget to take your chamomile oil (or e-liquid) with you to the beach. It’s increased anti-inflammatory properties both prevent sunburn and help to heal it much faster.
5. Vaping chamomile protects against cancer.
According to Heartline, the increased levels of antioxidants found in chamomile have been linked to lowered health risks associated with several types of cancer, including breast, skin, prostrate, and uterine cancers. A 2015 study published in NCBI entitled The effect of Greek herbal tea consumption on thyroid cancer: a case-control study links chamomile to a decreased risk of thyroid cancer, as well.
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