Chamomile, Soothing Abilities
Benefits of Chamomile
Chamomile, what is it and what can it do for you? Chamomile is flower, a plant that can be used to make tea and other things. This tiny daisy like flower grows all over the world, and it is used to make a delicate, apple-scented beverage called Chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea is great for soothing the nerves after a long day, but that isn’t all its good for. It can help with digestive stress, skin irritations, and occasional mild insomnia. This plant has been used for hundreds of years dating back to the Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks. Some of the world’s greatest healers used this, and documented its use. Chamomile was used for a variety of things, the list of treatable conditions are; cold related symptoms, stomach and gastrointestinal problems, toothaches, convulsions, and insomnia. People have used it to gargle with or as an antiseptic wash and have inhaled the steam from the tea to reduce congestion and clear up irritations in the respiratory tract.
In earlier times midwives would use chamomile tea to treat pregnancy and childbirth issues. Healers over the years have used a poultice made with a hot chamomile infusion to sooth back pain, gout, earaches, skin inflammations, bruises, and arthritis.
What’s in it?
Chamomile has several major healing components. One of them is chamazulene; this is formed when the tea or the extract is heated. It has been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. Alph-bisabolol is present as well and is an antibacterial, antifungal, and an anti-inflammatory. This helps to promote healing of ulcers, burns, and eczema. Chamomiles oils help with digestive gas, relaxing the muscles, killing bacteria, and other sedative effects.
Today’s science tells us that the ancient peoples were not wrong when they prescribed chamomile tea to calm the nerves. Drinking chamomile tea has shown to reduce stress and anxiety.
Drinking chamomile tea can help to protect against peptic ulcers, ease irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and stomach cramps, in addition to acting as a natural tranquilizer. Many have used it to sooth the pain of menstrual cramps and upset stomachs.
Be aware, however; that chamomile contains pollen and may cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Here is a list of some of the things chamomile can do for you:
- Relieves allergies and acts as an antihistamine would.
- Aids in digestion when taken after meals
- Relieves morning sickness during pregnancy
- Speeds the healing of wounds, ulcers, or burns.
- Can be used to treat ulcerative colitis, and gastritis.
- Reduces inflammation and facilitates bowel movements.
- General relaxation and relief from stress.
- Helps with insomnia.
- Helps to ease menstrual cramps.
- Heals mouth sores and prevents gum disease.
- Soothes skin rashes and sunburns
- Helps treat eye inflammation and infections.
When looking for a cure we only need to look as far as nature for many things. In nature it is possible to find a cure for just about everything. Isn’t it amazing how far we have gotten away from the natural cures and remedies that our Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers used?
Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt
Benefits of Chamomile
Purchasing Chamomile Tea
When choosing chamomile tea, you can find it in the super market in the tea section or in the health food stores. Just look for the tiny daisy like flowers on the inside of the bags and the pleasant apple scent. If the scent is gone do not purchase because most likely it has lost its healing power. Pour hot water over one to three tea bags and steep for ten minutes and they enjoy. If you are using this as a medical dosage you will need to use it three times a day. Drink one strong cup before bed time and it will help you to sleep.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea
Chamomile and Beauty
Did you know that chamomile is often added to skin cosmetics? It is used to serve as an emollient and for its anti-inflammatory qualities. Chamomile is often used to boost the color of blonde hair. Chamomile is used as all natural skin bleach; it lightens your complexion and gives it a healthy natural glow.
Did you know that it is also a powerhouse of antioxidants that can help to fight acnes and breakouts? It can, and it can also help to eliminate acne scars.