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Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for several health conditions. To make chamomile tea, the flowers are dried and then infused into hot water


Several studies have linked chamomile tea to reduced severity of menstrual cramps. The study found that consuming chamomile tea for a month could reduce the pain of menstrual cramps, as well as reduced levels of anxiety and stress that comes with period pain. It also helps promote bone density, especially post-menopausal women,  due to the effects of estrogen.

Many researchers believe that chamomile tea may function like a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that can reduce anxiety and induce sleep. Some research suggests that chamomile binds to benzodiazepine receptors.