Three cups of chamomile tea a day could improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers gave 64 people with diabetes either chamomile tea or water to drink three times a day after meals for two months.
Regular chamomile tea drinkers had lower blood sugar levels and higher antioxidant levels.
The participants had regular blood tests - and results published in the journal Nutrition showed that, after just eight weeks, the regular chamomile 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.