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Chamomile alleviates postpartum depression and sleep problems

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Chamomile can relieve postnatal depression Chamomile can relieve postnatal depression

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used chamomile to alleviate conditions as diverse as colds, sore throats, abscesses, eczema, anxiety and insomnia. Indeed, the herb contains a chemical called apigenin, a mild sedative that, among other actions, stimulates the same receptors as benzodiazepines. Now Taiwanese nurses report that chamomile tea may alleviate depression and improve sleep quality in post-partum women.

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