Chamomile Consumption and Mortality: A Prospective Study of Mexican Origin Older Adults
Researchers from University of Texas studied over 1600 elderlyHispanic Women living in 5 southwestern states, where consumption of chamomile tea is prevalent. The findings revealed consuming chamomile lowered the risk of death from all causes among women by 29 percent, but did not lower the rate in men.
Chamomile tea may increase hippurate, which is associated with the botanical phenolics that boost immunity and fight bacteria. Moreover, hippurate along with glycine — amino acid for muscle spasms — may remain in the body after quite some time after consumption. This may boost the immune system and fight infections.
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