Chamomile tea may help women live longer, according to new research.
Drinking the herbal brew was linked with a 29 per cent lower risk of early death from all causes. But it's bad news for men, as positive effects were not replicated. Researchers say it's not clear why the tea prolongs women's lives, or why it only works for one gender.
Chamomile is one of the oldest, most-widely used and well-documented medicinal plants in the world and has been recommended for a variety of afflictions.
As part of the study, US researchers tracked 1,677 Mexican-American women and men for seven years, and looked at the effects of chamomile tea on death.
They took data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly, a study of Mexican-Americans aged 65 and older from five Southwestern states, including Texas. They found 14 per cent of the people in the study drank chamomile tea.
Source - Daily Mail