Chamomile

November 4, 2016

CHAMOMILE

This herb has been used for centuries to calm the nerves and induce sleep. It is from a daisy-like family of plants called Asteraceae, and while there are many different types of chamomile, the most common are German Chamomile (Marticaria recutita), and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).

Chamomile is known to be used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, and was also popular throughout the middle ages.

HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Calms the nerves
  • Reduces internal inflammation
  • Reduces bloating and flatulence
  • Aids with teething pain
  • Reduces nasal congestion
  • Soothes skin irritations such as eczema, and psoriasis
  • Alleviates menstrual cramps
  • Aids with sleep
  • Reduces fever
  • Treats colds
  • Helps with asthma
  • Has powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  • Is highly antibacterial
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Treats depression
  • Reduces hay fever
  • Treats arthritis and lower back pain
  • Aids with wounds
  • Calms muscle spasms
  • Relieves haemorrhoids
  • Reduces cancer cells
  • High in antioxidants
  • Improves digestion
  • Aids with gum and teeth health
  • Improves heart health and circulation
  • Helps treat diabetes as it lowers blood sugar levels

 

WARNINGS:

The pollen in chamomile may cause an allergic reaction if you have allergies, or are allergic to ragweed pollen. This herb may also interfere with blood thinners.

Do not ingest essential oils; they are for topical use only.

Consult with a doctor before using this herb when pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

REFERENCES:

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/chamomile-topic-overview

http://naturalsociety.com/9-amazing-health-benefits-of-chamomile-tea/

https://draxe.com/chamomile-benefits/

http://www.theteatalk.com/camomile-tea-benefits.html