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The chamomile cure

A hot cup of tea can be comforting in the winter months, but caffeine in any season can give one a case of the jitters. Fortunately for tea drinkers, according to, the calming effect of chamomile tea, made from the plant Matricaria chamomilla, is potent enough to counteract the negative effects of caffeine.

The Web site states that chamomile can “ease stress and tension, encouraging a state of relaxed alertness without drowsiness,” a perfect remedy for the stress of finals week.

There are also the added health benefits, like inhibiting the development of diabetic complications and the suppression of the growth of human cancer cells according to a 30 year study by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

It is also considered one of the richest sources of dietary antioxidants, according to

—Matt Ferrara