How Chamomile Tea Can Switch Off Cancer Cells

How Chamomile Tea Can Switch Off Cancer Cells
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A cup of chamomile can be a refreshing and relaxing treat. Chamomile is an ancient remedy for stress, anxiety, and sleep, and new studies show that regular consumption of chamomile tea can prevent and even fight cancer.


Chamomile Tea to Prevent Cancer – the Research

Various types of tea have been shown to offer some amazing health benefits but chamomile tea can be particularly beneficial when it comes to preventing and fighting cancer.1

Different teas contain different ingredients that promote and support your health:

The active component in chamomile tea is called apigenin, and researchers have found that apigenin can help to stop the spread of cancer cells.

Cancer cells live longer than normal healthy cells and this is one of the factors that allow cancer cells to spread and proliferate. Many of the modern cancer drugs are designed to cause cancer cells to die like normal cells.

Study #1

Researchers at Ohio State University showed that apigenin causes cancer cells to die at a rate equivalent to normal cells. They found that apigenin helped to curb the spread of breast cancer.2 Chamomile has not only been found to be effective against breast cancer, but research shows that chamomile is effective against many other forms of cancer.

Study #2

In another study published in the Journal of European Health, scientists found that the consumption of chamomile tea protected individuals from developing thyroid cancer.

The study showed the longer you drink chamomile tea, the higher your protection against thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer.3

Why Chamomile Tea Fights Cancer

In an effort to find out how chamomile tea protects against cancer, scientists studied the chemical compounds in chamomile tea and how it works. Researchers found that the ingredients in Chamomile tea selectively targeted and killed cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.4

Reducing inflammation is a vital key to prevent and fight cancer. Inflammation is a natural process but it can damage your body and cellular DNA, which can signal the start of cancer.


By regulating inflammation, you effectively control one of the major factors known to cause cancer. Stress is another important factor linked to cancer. Chamomile tea fights stress and it helps to reduce inflammation.

In a study published in the Journal of Life Sciences, scientists proved that chamomile regulates the compounds that cause inflammation. Chamomile tea therefore protects against cancer and a host of other modern diseases like cardiovascular disease, asthma, and arthritis, all of which are associated with inflammation in the body.5

Which Type of Chamomile to Use

Chamomile tea is a natural relaxant and it is great for relieving your anxiety and stress. There are two types of chamomile tea, Roman chamomile and German chamomile, but both contain apigenin so it is really up to you which type of chamomile you prefer.

To get the best benefits of this healthful and delicious tea, steep a cup and drink at least one cup every night.

Other Health Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile for insomnia

Chamomile is one of the best 12 herbs for insomnia. People have used chamomile tea for sleep for thousands of years. It contains certain flavonoids that can reduce anxiety and have calming effect, which helps to promote better sleep. You can use chamomile in an infusion (tea) or bath, or as a tincture, which is a concentrated extract mixed with alcohol.


Chamomile for tired eyes

Placing chamomile tea bags on your closed eyes will reduce dark circles and puffiness because of chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile is one of the ingredients in the recipe for a soothing gel for tired eyes.

Chamomile essential oil for headache and migraines

Chamomile is one of the best essential oils to soothe evening or nighttime headaches. It has sedative and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rub 1 to 2 drops of chamomile essential into the palms of your hands. Cup them over your nose and take 4-6 deep and slow breaths. Another thing you can do is add 2 to 4 drops on a cotton ball and secure in a zip lock bag to take with you. Or add a few drops of chamomile essential oil to a bowl of boiling water. Drape a towel over your head and breathe in the steam.

If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.


Chamomile tea for your hair

Chamomile tea bags can be used to make a hair rinse which will bring out blonde highlights. Use 5-6 tea bags per 2 cups of hot water to make an infusion and rinse your hair with it after you have shampooed and conditioned your hair and then let your hair air-dry out. This is a gradual natural lightening process so you need to be patient.

Chamomile essential oil for hemorrhoids

Chamomile essential oil is one the best essential oils for hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are a common nuisance and around 70% of people will experience them before the age of 50. They are still considered to be a bit of a taboo, which makes many people delay the treatment and suffer unnecessarily for too long.

Chamomile essential oil is natural remedy that soothes the irritated skin and helps with pain. Dilute with base oil and apply directly to the affected area. You can find other natural treatments for hemorrhoids here.

For more information about the health benefits of chamomile tea, read my article: Chamomile Tea Benefits and How to Use It for Great Health.

Chamomile is a versatile herb that is used for various conditions. To learn more about this herb, as well as other herbs, you can find more useful information in my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs.

Read my other related posts:
1. Top 14 Foods That Protect Against Cancer Development
2. Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods to Avoid
3. The Best Cancer Fighting Smoothies

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3 Responses to How Chamomile Tea Can Switch Off Cancer Cells

  1. Aisha Mustapha says:

    Please where can i get chamomile in Nigeria and also can a diabetic patients take the tea? Please Reply

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Aisha, I’m not sure if chamomile is grown in Nigeria, but chamomile tea should be available in supermarkets. You can also buy the dried flowers in herbal shops or online. Chamomile tea is good for diabetes. According to WebMD website, a study shows the tea may help prevent the development of diabetic complications, such as loss of vision, nerve damage, and kidney damage (although the study was made on rats and further test are needed on humans).

  2. Eunice says:

    Since this tea is a relaxant you shouldn’t take meletonin at the same time. I did and had to go to the ER with HBP and high pulse.

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