Chamomile tea benefits have been recognized for many centuries. Chamomile has been found to be effective against many ailments, so much that the ancient Egyptians considered it as a universal remedy. The tea that many at present derive a cure-all comes from the German Chamomile or matricaria recutita, which is also known as manzanilla. It includes both the leaves and flowers of the plant, which are brewed and then prepared into a delicious and aromatic beverage.
Drinking chamomile tea is a practice that has been going on for many centuries and it shows no sign of stopping. Over a million cups of the herbal tea is estimated to be consumed each day, proof that a huge number of people all over the world trust the health benefits that are given by chamomile tea.
While chamomile anxiety relief has long been known in alternative medicine, it was only recently that a tea made from the chamomile herb has been proven to really soothe the nerves. A study was conducted on 61 patients who were diagnosed with anxiety disorders ranging from mild to moderate. For eight weeks, the patients were given chamomile extract or placebo, and the result showed that patients who were taking the herbal medicine had substantially less panic attacks compared to those who were taking placebo. It was also reported that patients taking the herbal medication have better general feelings of well-being and less adverse reactions as compared to those who were taking placebos.
All of us experience anxiety from time to time and it is a normal part of our lives. Whenever there is stress or there is too many problems on our mind, we feel anxious. However, the feeling becomes a problem when it starts interfering with our daily lives, if it goes too long after the danger has gone and if there is absence of any real threat. The feeling affects our entire being since it can influence the way we feel or behave and the physical symptoms it manifests are very real. Mild form of anxiety can be unsettling and vague while its severe form can really incapacitate a person.
Anxiety is actually a general term for a number of disorders that cause a person to experience nervousness, apprehension, worry and fear. These feelings are different from the state of fear or worry that you get when facing a challenging situation such as a recital, public speaking or job interview. The feelings of anxiety and fear that you get in these situations are normal and easily justifiable. However, when symptoms are already interfering with your ability to sleep and other normal functions, you have a problem. In general, anxiety is considered abnormal when your reaction is already out of proportion to what is normal in a particular situation.
It’s your last day of work before you go on vacation. You look at the clock, and it says that only a minute has passed since the last time you looked at it. How can this be? It seems like it was at least 10 minutes since the last time you checked! The clock must be broken. Tick Tock Tick Tock… Finally, it’s time to go! All you could think about all day was leaving behind the stressful rat race, and enjoying your vacation.
But as you are driving home, you start thinking “What are we going to do? Did I pack everything? Will we be able to do all the activities we want to do? How early should we get up each day? What are we going to eat? Do we have enough money for this?”, etc etc. All of a sudden your relaxing time away from the rat race has turned into yet another stressful challenge…