Women Who Drink Chamomile Tea Live Longer
Do you enjoy a daily cup of chamomile tea? It turns out that sipping on the understate beverage could help you live longer if you are a female.
Researchers recently discovered a correlation between women who drink chamomile tea and a lowered risk of death.
The seven-year research study examined 1,677 Mexican-American subjects of both sexes, aged 65 or older. The subjects were enrolled in the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly.
14 percent of the study’s participants drank chamomile tea, but only the women appeared to benefit from regular consumption.
Researchers found that women who drank chamomile tea were 29 percent less likely to die of any cause at an earlier age.
Study author Bret Howrey shared his team’s beliefs behind the science in a press release.
“The reason for a difference in our reported findings between Hispanic women and men is not clear…
This difference may be due to traditional gender roles whereby women manage the day-to-day activities of the household, including family health, and may also reflect greater reliance on folk remedies such as herbs.”
According to the study women use chamomile over a longer period of time and at a greater frequency than male subjects. Of course, this is just a correlation and further research is required to determine why women live longer when they drink the tea.
Chamomile tea has long been touted for it’s ability to fight the common cold, fight poison ivy, and offer stress release. Soon we may be able to add a longer life to that list.