Do you have nausea and a feeling that you will vomit? Nausea is difficult to tolerate, although the causes for it are often quite innocent.
The good news is that you can surprisingly help yourself with herbal plants. Is chamomile tea for nausea ok to drink in this condition?
Nausea occurs often. The schoolchildren have it before the tests; women complain about pregnancy sickness, actors and singers have it on the stage, and it occurs even before the plane ride.
It occurs for various reasons. It can occur due to travel and seasickness (kinetosis), excitement and nervousness, defective stomach/infections in the stomach and intestine area, migraine, hypersensitivity to certain foods, taking certain medications or the side effect of anesthesia or chemotherapy and pregnancy.
Try chamomile tea
Chamomiles are effective because of the so-called phytocomplex or a whole range of active substances, as well as due to the individual active material they contain.
Chamazulene and alpha-bisabolol are essential oils in the herb, which give a calming effect.
It acts anti-inflammatory
It works relaxing and anti-inflammatory. The herb overcomes anxiety and signs of stress, soothes menstrual pain and helps with insomnia.
It affects the mucous membrane of the stomach and the duodenum.
It soothes the stomach cramps and colic and is effective against bacteria.
Alpha-bisabolol protects against ulcers (since they are often the result of stress and alcohol consumption) and heals them at the very beginning.
Chamomile tea will soothe the irritated stomach, as it will release the tension in the muscles. In addition, it can help you with digestive problems, including irritable bowel symptoms.
Benefits of the tea
In the next lines, I will give you 6 reasons why chamomile is one of the best herbs that you should have at your home for treating different kinds of health conditions.
Irritable bowel syndrome
The herb relieves cramps and pain in the intestines and helps release the gases and tension.
A cup of its tea can greatly ease the symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). In abdominal influenza, drinking it relieves nausea and is effective in gastroenteritis.
The plant helps people with migraines. As soon as you experience its symptoms, drink a cup of chamomile tea before the headache develops to the full extent.
Adjusts the appropriate blood glucose level
This herbal drink helps to maintain the proper blood glucose levels and thus helps to alleviate diabetes.
Helps in skin allergies, eczema, and irritated skin
Cold tea from chamomiles is one of the best natural remedies for alleviating many skin problems, eczema and allergies, as well as reactions to some cosmetic products or after acid peeling and dermabrasions. The skin calms and heals.
Boil strong tea and cool it down (up to 5 degrees). Give yourself a cold compresses, which you regularly change. Repeat the procedure several times a day after half an hour.
Antibacterial effects of chamomile are effective for drinking and for skin application. Its tea, therefore, relieves virosis and helps you to greet them more quickly, but at the same time, prevents them.
Promotes wound healing
Due to beneficial and antibacterial effects, it helps to heal surface wounds and disinfects them. It is best that wounds are rinsed with chamomile tea rather than plain water.
Scientists have done a lot of research, confirming that this powerful plant destroys bacteria, fungi, and viruses, relieves inflammation and cramps, treats ulcers and reduces the increased amount of urea in the blood.
Anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects
Anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects are well studied. Allergic reactions are associated with the histamine biological messenger, chamomile essential oil azulene compounds are supposed to inhibit its release in tissues to prevent an allergic outbreak.
Matricin and chamazulene compounds have an anti-inflammatory effect (first more than second) and also sesquiterpene bisabolol compounds, among them alpha-bisabolol and cis-spiroether.
Flavonoid anti-inflammatory activity has been known already in the past.
Alpha-bisabolol cures ulcers caused by medication or by stress. Coumarins destroy bacteria, but it’s already known that it inhibits blood clotting.
Resistance to infection
High-molecular polysaccharides increase resistance to infection. Essential oil increases the secretion and content of cholesterol in the bile. Bisabolol and flavonoids mitigate smooth muscle spasms.
For example, flavonoid apigenin is 3 times more effective than known papaverine spasmolytic. Bisabolol is equally effective, but the essential oil is less effective.
Spasmolytic properties also have a spiroether. The chamomile water extract increases the uterine tension.
Ethanol extract of the whole plant inhibits the growth of viruses, including herpes.
Essential oil reduces the level of urea in the serum. It is able to partially restore liver tissue, possibly due to azulene. At higher doses, it lowers blood pressure, slows down the breathing and heart rate.
Side effects and recommendation
Chamomile tea for nausea is what you want to drink when you feel nauseous. It can help you to calm down the stomach but I don’t recommend it if you vomit.
At usual doses, chamomile is not toxic, but in hypersensitive individuals, it can cause allergic reactions.
Rarely, its large amounts may cause sickness, vomiting, and rash. Because it contains coumarin, you should be careful if you take medicines for blood thinning.
Pregnant women, be careful
The use of its essential oil isn’t recommended for pregnant women, as it promotes contraction of the uterus. Excessive drinking of this herb during pregnancy and breast-feeding is also not recommended.
Don’t use it for rinsing eyes
It shouldn’t be used to treat the inflammation of the ocular conjunctiva or inflammation in the vicinity of the eye, because it may have an irritant effect due to some of the substances.
Is it OK to drink chamomile tea every day? Everyday long-term drinking of this tea causes neurosis so I don’t advise it.