Published On: Tue, Oct 27th, 2015

Three cups camomile tea a day could improve blood sugar levels

“Camomile tea ‘can help keep diabetes under control’”, reports the Daily Mail. A new study has suggested that Three cups of camomile tea a day could improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Woman mix cup with chamomile flower tea as research suggests that camomile tea lowers blood sugar levels.

A woman mixes cup with chamomile flower tea as research suggests that camomile tea lowers blood sugar levels.

Researchers gave 64 people with diabetes either camomile tea or water to drink three times a day after meals for two months.

The participants had regular blood tests – and results published in the journal Nutrition showed that, after just eight weeks, the regular camomile tea drinkers had lower blood sugar levels and higher antioxidant levels compared with those who drank water.

The researchers, from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, in Iran, suggest the antioxidant quercetin has an effect on enzymes that play a role in the development of diabetes.

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