Thread: chamomile tea???
07-02-2006, 05:05 AM #1
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has anyone found chamomile tea
to be a relief to symptoms?????
07-02-2006, 06:54 AM #2
Good question; I'd also be interested to know.
Personally, I like Chamomile tea, but I never really thought of using it as a treatment. Maybe I should, it's really tasty. Now I'm starting to feel like I want a cup right now...I think I will go make some
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07-02-2006, 09:09 AM #3
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I make iced chamomile tea everyday since I gave up my morning coffee. Having a glass right now I don't know if it helps my symptoms, but it doesn't irritate my bladder.Symptoms started Nov 2003.
Diagnosed Nov 2004.
In remission since Aug 2009.
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07-02-2006, 11:02 AM #4
I'm drinking some right now myself lol so far so goodAngela aka sleepyangel30
07-03-2006, 04:56 AM #5
I find no relief, but it is non-irritating and is a break from my "all water" routine. I jazz mine up sometimes with cream and honeyWendi
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07-03-2006, 06:15 AM #6
I find chamomile helps my congestion and I suspect if you respond well to antihistamines chamomile tea may help your IC. I am not certain that is does mine more than by helping to calm me.
That is another thing that it may help is spasms since it has a calming effect. It is one thing out of many that I take when I am flaring but how much it helps by itself I am uncertain.
I personally find that home grown wild chamomile helps me a lot more than store bought...seems a lot stronger.
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07-19-2006, 08:58 AM #7
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thank you for all the replies to my original post
it's safe to say chamomile tea works for the majority of us as
at least a tolerable tea
07-19-2006, 09:23 AM #8
I have had chamomile without problems, but of the teas that are safe, I prefer peppermint. It's even better with honey and milk.
07-19-2006, 09:34 AM #9
It always helped me...It would calm my bladder right down, I would put a little honey in it too.Minds are like parachutes-they ony function when they are open.
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