Chamomile Boosts Biosynthesis Of Glycine

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  1. Captain_Coconut

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    A Metabonomic Strategy for the Detection of the Metabolic Effects of Chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) Ingestion

    http://www.wipm.cas.cn/jgsz/yjdw/ci...jiuchengguo/201204/W020120525419285123515.pdf

    According to this study: two weeks of daily chamomile tea ingestion helps to boost the biosynthesis of glycine... and evidently this effect remains pronounced even two weeks after stopping chamomile. I cannot make a lot out of this study in terms of how pronounced this effect is. Posting here as I haven't seen it shared here before. If anyone knows how to read this study and derive some practical value from it, please do share. I would like to know what others think, can drinking a couple cups of chamomile tea daily make big changes in health on par with that of supplementing large amounts of gelatin or glycine?

    Also, what are some other ways to boost the biosynthesis of glycine?
     
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    Seems like a no-brainer to me-- I'll go ahead and drink chamomile in the evening. Thanks!
     
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    Interesting,thanks!
     
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    Roman chamomille is another plant and different than the chamomille used in this study. But i think both could be estrogenic as most plants are in theory. And they also contain apigenin with inhibits aromatase, too :) i think there is not much harm in trying to ingest some chamomille tea and see how it effects someone. I personally like the taste.
     
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    i wonder if everything that stimulates the uterus is estrogenic. Also are prostaglandins mediated by estrogen only or estrogen and progesterone?
     
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    Woaaah?!!! That is so awesome. Chamomile is one of my favourite triggers to fall asleep. Big fan of it. Even bigger fan after reading this study. Wow.
     
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    is the glycine increase why it makes you tired or why does it make you tired
     
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    I think the sedative inducing flavonoids such as apigenin and bisabilol may be at play, for it's sleep inducing effect.
     
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    Chamomile is actually strongly anti Estrogenic!
     
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    I drink it very regularly, as part of a night ritual. I feel like it improves my sleep, I definitely fall asleep faster and more peaceful.

    Haven't noticed any tolerance to these effects as well.
     
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    Seconded. I'm going to be scheduling an Instagram post on this herb. It deserves more attention.
     
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    Any idea whether fennel tea is anywhere similar? My kids drink it instead of water since they were babies...as fennel is the drink of choice for infants here. Obviously not the infants' choice.
     
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