Consumption of regular chamomile tea has a strong and positive effect on insomnia, which could be prevented and treated, scientists say.
Insomnia is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by the difficulty of falling asleep. Insomnia affects most of the old population due to hormonal changes associated with older age. Most adults have experienced insomnia in their lives. According to statistics, more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia; it seems that this is more common in women than in men. Some researchers have suggested that psychiatric and medical disorders, unhealthy sleep habits, unhealthy lifestyles and the use of certain substances / foods are the major causes of insomnia. Patients suffering from insomnia may have symptoms of fatigue, irritability, memory deficits, lack of concentration and a state of illness.
The use of sleep inducing medications can treat insomnia effectively; however, side effects such as allergic reactions, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, nausea, and the like may occur. Also, people using sleeping pills can even develop parasomnias. Parasomnias are defined as sleep disorders that include behaviors such as sleeping, sleeping, and other potentially dangerous sleeping activities.
But there are plants that can act effectively against insomnia without adverse effects such as chamomile. This plant has been used in traditional medicine as anti-spastic and anti-inflammatory, reducing digestive pain and bloating. But, according to Dr. JK Srivastava and his research team at Case Western Reserve University, chamomile flowers contain more terpenoids and flavonoids, which can help treat insomnia.