If you’re like us, you think of fall as a time to unwind. What better way to do that than to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea? Chamomile, our herb of the week, is so much more than a relaxation agent (it contains apigenin, an antioxidant that helps promote sleep). Its benefits are far reaching for your digestive system, your liver, and so much more.
“A human research study demonstrated that chamomile tea may reduce postpartum depression and improve insomnia and boredom,” says Dr. Kristal, adding that the herb also has antidiabetic effects, can stop diarrhea, and can inhibit harmful bacteria from growing in the stomach.
Another pro tip from the doctor: “Several studies suggest consuming a cup of chamomile with meals to help lower blood sugar levels. Chamomile tea may be beneficial in preventing spikes in blood sugar while also preventing damage to pancreatic cells when blood sugar levels are chronically elevated.”